Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet (2016–)

What's good

Extremely quiet, comfortable and quick - true luxury.

Very tasteful and high quality interior.

Nothing else quite like it at this price.

Packed to the rafters with safety and comfort technology.

One of the great V8 engines in the S 500. 

What to watch out for

Unacceptably tight rear leg room.

Very expensive, especially next to other Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets.

Some fussy/inconsistent cabin design.

COMAND infotainment still counter-intuitive at times.

High-priced options.

Recalls

23-7-2017: MB issued a voluntary recall to apply software upgrades to diesel engines in a bid to cut nitrogen oxide emissions on three million vehicles. All Euro 5 and Euro 6 standard diesel engines registered in Europe between January 2011 and September 2015 are affected. (Only the new two-litre turbodiesel fitted to the latest E-Class saloon and a new V6 turbodiesel in the soon-to-be released S-Class are exempt.) A Mercedes-Benz spokesman said that the “software upgrade” would be carried out by dealerships when customers visited for a service or other maintenance work and would take around an hour to complete. MB “did not expect” the upgrade to have any effect on the performance of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Many Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles have already had the update applied after work to apply the changes to compact vehicles and the V-Class MPV got underway in March. It was reported in The Times in July that while Daimler, which manufactures Mercedes-Benz, had not been found to use the same type of software for cheating emissions tests discovered in Volkswagen vehicles in 2015, it is the subject of an investigation by the German authorities into the possible manipulation of exhaust controls in cars with diesel engines.

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