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The Mercedes S-Class is almost a brand in itself: it stands for the ultimate in limousine luxury and has led the way in technology and safety for years.
Mercedes first launched its S-Class limousine, followed by the two-door Coupé version, which, lastly, lost its roof to become this, the Cabriolet.
It's available with three engines: an entry-level 4.7-litre turbocharged V8 in the S 500, a bi-turbo 5.5-litre V8 in the raucous S 63 AMG and a staggering 6.0-litre turbocharged V12 in the range-topping S 65 AMG.
The AMG models are standalone trims, while the S 500 is available in just one: AMG Line.
'Entry-level' probably isn't the right phrase in this case though, because even the S 500 costs a whopping £110,000. That puts it in direct competition not only with rival luxury open-tops, such as Bentley's Continental GTC V8, but also slightly cheaper options, such as the BMW 6 Series Convertible and the Maserati Gran Cabrio.
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