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New Mercedes S-Class convertibles, others for Frankfurt fair

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In a couple of days, the 2015 edition of the Frankfurt motor show will be declared open in one the biggest German cities and expectedly, the attention of players in the auto industry and fans of freshly manufactured automobiles will shift to the global event.

The 66th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung — International Automobile Exhibition), considered the world’s largest motor fair, will showcase the latest trends and technological highlights of the automotive year for the year.

When the auto fair centre is open next week Tuesday, auto journalists from different parts of the world will be the first to see and possibly feel the new vehicles as it is customary of such global auto exhibitions.

The IAA 2015 press days are given as September 15 and 16, 2015; the trade days are fixed for September 17 and 18, 2015; and public days are on September 19 to 27, 2015, according to the organisers.24

Expectations are high that Mercedes Benz will lead other auto manufacturers in unveiling new vehicles at the auto show. Germany is the home to Mercedes Benz like the BMW. And experts expect the auto manufacturing firm to seize the opportunity of the fair taking place in its domain to attempt to outshine other players attending the event.

An online auto journal, Car Magazine, in its list of 25 automakers coming for the show, says Mercedes will introduce at least three new products at the 2015 Frankfurt fair.

While most other automakers have one vehicles with few getting two listed against their names as new product, only Mercedes Benz and BMW have three premium cars for the show.

From the Mercedes-Benz are the 2017 S-Class Cabriolet; C-Class Coupe; and C63 AMG Coupe.

A report by Carbuz.com says Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG have dropped the top on their newest flagship convertibles: the S550 and S63 Cabriolets to bring something exceptional to the auto industry.

It notes that the S-Class Cabriolet is the first S-Class convertible in 44 years.

“The new S-Class Cabriolet symbolises our passion for individual and timelessly exclusive mobility, which we share with our customers,” it quotes Mercedes as saying in a statement.

The fourth variant of the current S-Class, its spec is almost unchanged from the coupe, with the AWD S550’s V8 offering 449hp V8 and 516lb-ft of torque.

According to the automaker, this is mated to a new 9G-tronc nine-speed automatic and arrives with a standard Airmatic semi-active air suspension.

It says for the 5.5-litre V8 biturbo-equipped Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet comes with an AWD system, 577hp and 664lb-ft of torque as well as the coupe’s 7-speed AMG Speed shift transmission. Differentiating them from the coupe models, the cabriolets comes with a “fully pyrotechnic” roll over protection system.

The top can be lowered or raised in less than 20 seconds and at speeds of up to 37 mph. Aerodynamics remain nearly unchanged, with the cabriolet returning a CoD of 0.9.

The new S-Class Cabriolet has AirScarf neck heater and the new Thermotronic climate feature, which employs 12 sensors and 18 actuators to take over the HVAC system and make it “the world’s most comfortable convertible.”

The C-Class Couple is also a unique model. A report by another online auto journal, Auto Authority, says the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe has arrived and it is set to make a huge impact in the luxury coupe segment.

“The handsome looks, plush interior and impeccable engineering have been packaged in an even sexier two-door body,” it states.

As a 2017 model, the new C-Class Coupe matches the look of the stunning S-Class Coupe, the reviewer adds.

Based on Mercedes’ MRA modular platform for rear-wheel-drive autos, the new C-Class Coupe should be lighter than the outgoing model, with improvement in acceleration, braking, handling and fuel economy.

The car is also bigger than its predecessor: length is up by 3.7 inches and the width is up by 1.6 inches.

This results in increased space for the driver and front passenger in particular, though there is more shoulder room, elbow room and headroom for all occupants.

Mercedes-AMG is also bringing the C63 Coupé Edition 1 special model to the starting line at the Frankfurt motor show, says netcar.com.

The special model is equipped with Performance seats and an aerodynamics package highlighting its proximity to motorsport.

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