The wraps are off the new folding-roof Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and it looks stunning. This is the first car of its type in the Mercedes product range in over 40 years and if you ask me, they are taking direct aim at something like the Bentley Continental GTC. It keeps its sleek lines from the S-Class Coupe when the roof is up and the rear has been revised slightly, with a longer deck meeting the more upright window of the soft-top. The roof is one of the most insulated soft-tops on the market and it goes up in down in just 20 seconds at speeds of up to 60 km/h. From launch of the car (Frankfurt Motor Show) buyers will be able to choose from two models. The S500 packing a 449 bhp twin-turbo 4.7-litre V8 or the S63 AMG which is powered by a 577 bhp 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8. 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.9 seconds and if you opt for the S63 version, you ge tcarbon ceramic brakes as standard. Pricing is expected to be about R300 000 more than the Coupe which takes it to a rather scary number – the R3 million region.