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Renting a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet: luxury under an open-top

Renting a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet: luxury under an open-top

02.08.2016
What is commonly associated with the Mercedes S-Class? Probably, high-rank people or just luxury.

What is commonly associated with the Mercedes S-Class? Probably, high-rank people or just luxury.

However, the legendary German brand decided to go beyond the stereotypes and introduced the public to the S-Class Cabriolet. Renting a car in Moscow was easy, so we're going to test it.

Внешний вид

When you see this car, your heart starts beating faster and your pupils begin to dilate. The beauty of the engineering and the dream of millions – this is all about the flagship Mercedes with an open-top. The S-Class Coupe served as the base, so the three door body is still big. The length of the car exceeds 5 metres, the width accounts for 1899 mm, and the height doesn't exceed 1417. The convertible top is soft and has three layers; it can be made in one of four colour solutions: beige, black, red or dark-blue. There are two conditions if you want to fold the top: 20 seconds available and a speed that doesn't exceed 60 km/h. There is an additional security measure –arcs behind the rear seats, which are put forward if the Cabriolet is overturned.

The interior

The interior is furnished with natural wood and high-quality leather; this is a tradition and a mandatory condition for Mercedes. Even though the front panel is made in a retro style, it has no problems with functionality and is high tech. The driver and the passengers get a huge screen of the central console with lots of functions and settings, from navigation to adjustment of acceleration pedal sensitivity and Internet access. However, the navigation is disappointing because of the average graphics and the lack of touch screen. The media system produces great low frequency surround sound.

The front seats are comfortable and they have a large range of adjustments like rigidity and width of the side bolsters, cushion inclination, protuberance for the waist etc. The rear seats are only suitable for baggage or, at most, little children because the space between the front seats and the rear seats is ridiculously small.

Running characteristics

The Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet W222/C217 includes:

  • A powerful 4.7 V8 turbo engine. 455 hps capacity.
  • Automatic nine gear transmission.

The Mercedes moves like a boat that drifts on the asphalt waves with perfect smoothness. The suspension efficiently prevents swinging and doesn't let the body wobble diagonally. The handling is a bit leisurely but the steering wheel always stays extremely responsive.

The acceleration dynamics are impressive but not too much. The engine accelerates smoothly, without too much exhaust. It makes a quiet noise, even at high speeds. The gear box corresponds to the propulsion systems with its simultaneous work and smoothness.

Summary

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet W222 will look great on a beach coast or during a sunset. It's a car for selfish people, who are used to getting the most luxury and comfort from life. But the German cabriolet isn't designed for everyday life because it's not very practical. This is a car for the weekend and it's designed only for pleasure – the pleasure of the unity of man with nature. This is why renting a car for a day in Moscow is a perfect choice if you want to try out the cabriolet.

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