Maybach S Elite Living AfricaThe Maybach S 650 Cabriolet is limited to US$320,000 with a net price tag of 300,000. (Photo: Mercedes)The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 cabriolet makes its debut in Los Angeles

The first cabriolet from the Mercedes-Maybach brand, which made its European premiere at the Paris Motor Show just a few week ago, is now making its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Its official release is set for the spring if 2017 and will be limited to 300 examples, with a price tag of US$320,000.

The Mercedes Maybach S 650 Cabriolet has a number of unique features including nine additional colour concepts for the interior, the trim - optionally with “flowing lines” - plus the hand-finished craftsmanship of the leather seats with perforations in a waterfall-style look. The drive system is a 6.0-litre V12 engine with an output of 463 kW (630 hp).

The car fits with Mercedes design philosophy of Sensual Purity and is an expression of modern luxury at its best.

The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is based on the open-top S-Class, among other features and includes the dynamic silhouette with coupe-like soft top and the dropping line along the side which slopes down towards the rear of the car.