2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet Review – One Tough Competitor



When given the money and offered luxury convertibles to choose, choices would include Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and BMW among a few, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet is a great addition.Luxury cars are the symbol of excess, they’re too expensive to be practical and too flashy to be stealthy especially if the top goes down, they’re meant to tell everyone that you bought this car for this much and they’re not shy about telling the world about it even if they don’t have to utter a single word; it’s all in the presentation.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet Review - One Tough Competitor

More Luxury, Less Performance. That’s the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet.

Unlike expensive sports vehicles, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet is pure luxury, power is just the icing on the cake and looks are to be appreciated once noticed and not begging for attention with the presence of flashy wheels, big-ass spoilers and ear-splitting exhaust growls. The aesthetics on the S550 is pure class, both inside and out. The precision-coated exterior paint finish goes very well with the luxurious leather interior that can be had in various trim color options. On the inside are piano black accents with pinstriping. The top is very silent which lowers in just 20 seconds. Under the hood is a refined twin-turbo V8 putting out 449hp paired to a silky smooth 9-speed auto.

Continuing on the interior, the 2017 S550 Cabriolet‘s suite includes seats that snugly fit all four passengers in comfort surrounding them in sumptuous leather that’s well padded. Even with the roof raised, head room in the back seats is just enough that it won’t get claustrophobic. Options include a pricey Burmester audio system, a night-vision system, massaging seats, a HUD, as well as driver-assistance packages.

All this luxury is handle pretty nicely with the decently taught chassis riding on air suspensions on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet. Comfort mode can get a bit too floaty with the body rolls getting a bit too much attention, if you can’t handle the boat-like comfort, the Sport mode tightens the chassis a bit to help ease body roll. That said, you have 449hp on tap and the S550 can bolt from 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds. It’s not a track monster though as the brakes and heavy chassis won’t be able to handle the demands of a serious time attack. The S550 is made to cruise around coastal roads wafting the sea breeze as you gently feather the throttle.


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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet Review – One Tough Competitor
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