2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible

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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 6, 2021

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Since the thoroughly revised 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is due next year, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible remains unchanged this year. However, Mercedes-Benz adds a hands free trunk lid, keyless entry and automated parking system as standard for 2020. 

Not a bad thing though, since the current sixth-generation S-Class still offers an enviable package. It still has the bonkers 4.0-liter Bi-turbo V8, finest interior ingredients alongside tons of tech. Important of all, its dynamic comfort and athleticism which very few other cars in this segment could promise.

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Pros

Plenty of tech on offer

Extravagant interiors

Powerful V8 engine

Perfect blend of luxury and performance

Cons

Less space offered on rear seats

Limited trunk and cargo space

What's New?

No major changes for 2020


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$138600

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

463 hp @ 5250 rpm

torque

516 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.2/11.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115.9 in.

length

198.9 in.

width

74.8 in.

height

55.8 in.

curb weight

4802 lbs.

ground clearance

4.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

86 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/21/26 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr./50,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

S 560 $138,600 onwards

463 hp @ 5250 rpm | 4 L | V-8 | Twin turbo premium unleaded

  • 10-Speaker Premium Sound System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • AM/FM Radio w/ CD/MP3 Player
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Navigation System
  • Remote control buttons in steering wheel
  • Remote Engine Start System
  • Siriusxm Satellite Radio
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

9.9

Safety

9.9

Competition

8.6

Final Verdict

9.5

9.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

9.4

Overall Rating


Based on the extravagant and lavish S-Class sedan, the S-Class Convertible brings in the same comfort and luxury with an open-top fun. That soft-top convertible roof gets you a bit closer with the symphony of its 463 hp V8 motor gushing at the back. Yes, it has the performance too which can smoke several sports cars out there. Although its cocooning comfort and a cabin draped in premium leather, wood and metallic accents won't let you know whats going outside. Perhaps one of the important aspects of the S-Class Convertible or teh Coupe for that matter is its wholesomeness. 

Apart from all its power and comfort, the S-Class convertible is also easy to maneuver and has good feedback. While the more powerful S63 AMG gets some extra sporting treatments, the base S560 balances things pretty well. It may not be very practical but the S-Class Convertible offers good cabin space as well. Evaluate all of that with a price tag of $138,600 which is surely towering but it's an S-Class any day for sure. For its price, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible offers a composition which its rivals like the Maserati Granturismo Convertible and the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet try very hard to keep up with.


9.9/10
Pricing and Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety

8.6/10
Competition

9.5/10
Final Verdict


2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Pricing and Features

9.9/10

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Convertible are offered in two trim levels; the base S560 and the bonkers S63 AMG. However, owing to its high price and the unique proposition of each model, both the trims are considered as standalone models. While we review the S63 AMG separately, we are more focussed here on the base S560. 

Don't get deceived by the term “base” here, since the S560 Convertible is a nicely packed thing and one which can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.6-seconds. Apart from its never-ending list of creature comforts and several amenities, the S560 also gets adaptive dampers and roll-bars to keep its performance and comfort under good check. 

Trim

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560 Cabriolet

MSRP

$138,600

Key Features

12.3-inch Infotainment and Instrument Panel

 

Airmatic adaptive suspension

 

Intelligent climate control

 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Navigation

 

Wireless Charging Pad

 

Heated Front Seats 

 

Blind-Spot Monitor and Lane-Keep Assist

 

Pop-up roll bars

Trim to Choose

The 2020 S Class Cabriolet comes in just one trim. However, despite this fact, it comes loaded with all the bells and whistles that you would expect from a car in this category and which is why, you won't have much problem taking home one of these beauties to your home.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The Mercedes S560 may not have the AMG badge, it shares its 4.0-liter Bi-turbo V8 with the bigger S63 AMG. While the engine makes 603 hp in the S63, it still pops out a massive 463 hp in the S560 Convertible. Power is sent to all 4-wheels via 9-speed automatic transmission but the 4MATIC 4WD system seems a little rear-biased here.

Behind the wheels, the S560 seems to have more than adequate power under the hood. Power comes in quickly in the lower rpm range and even at higher speeds, it has plenty of torque reserve. Hit the pedal hard and you are smashed at the beach of your seat the very next moment. Courtesy also goes to the 9-speed transmission which is feathery smooth and super quick and it always seems to be in the right gear. 

Models

Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

MSRP

$138,600

$148,850

$132,350

Engine

4.0-Liter Biturbo V8

4.7L V-8

3.0L Twin-turbocharged Boxer 6

Transmission

9-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

7-speed Automatic

Horsepower (hp)

463 

454

450

Torque (ft-lbs)

516

384

405

Comparing the S560 with its rivals, each of the cars here have quite a different engine. While the S560 and Maserati have a V8 pot, the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet boasts of a twin-turbo V6. While all the three rivals here also have somewhat similar power output, the Mercedes-Benz S560 leads the pack with its 463 hp, although by a smaller margin. However, in terms of responsive ad feedback, the Porsche 911 feels more peppier behind the wheel than the other two. 

How fast is the Mercedes S-Class Convertible? 

Though the S560 flashes top of the line luxury, style and comfort, if you wish to indulge in some quick-fires down an empty lane, it won't disappoint you either. With immense power under its hood, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S560 Convertible hits the 0-60 mph mark in just 4.6-seconds. Floor the pedal harder and the V8 pot roars with a loud thrust reciprocating into vehement momentum without any glitch. 

Models

Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.6

4.9 

3.6

Quarter mile (sec)

N/A

13.5

12.2

Engine

4.0-Liter Biturbo V8

4.7L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

11.7

8.4

While the Mercedes-Benz does put down good acceleration figures, it's not the quickest amongst its rivals here. Though it is quicker than the Maserati Gran Tourismo, the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet smokes the other two rivals with a blistering 3.6-seconds run from 0-60 mph. Thanks to Porsche's lighter body and efficient aerodynamics. 

Ride and Handling

On the move, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet proudly lives up to its expectations of an S-Class. The adaptive dampers soak up everything quite smoothly in normal mode while in sports mode, the suspension stiffens up seamlessly for extra grip and composure. The available air-suspension is a further boon when it comes to negotiating with daily-traffic by raising the ride height.

The suspension blends in seamlessly with its leather-soaked opulent interiors for optimum comfort on the go. With the roof down, the S560 Cabriolet feels composed and refined with low cabin noise as well. While cheering through sharp turns, the S560 remains very planted without any signs of understeer. The steering too feels sharp with a good high-speed weight intp it and it's direct enough for precise maneuvers. 

How good is the braking performance?

With its extended extravagance and a potent character, the S560 also comes equipped with one of the best brakes in the segment. Its momentum is guarded by ventilated discs and ABS at all four corners. The brake pedal feels firm with easy modulation and even under garder applications, the S560 shows no signs of brake fade or even nose-dives. 

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Brake Front (in.)

13.2

13.0

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

13.0

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4802

4365

3352

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

114

112

While the complete braking data of the segment here is not available, on paper, each of these rivals showcase a promising braking mechanism. However, the Maserati and Porsche here are lighter than the S560 and it does resonate into a better braking efficiency. The lightest among the lot, the Porsche 911 GTS Convertible already seems to be te bst in braking leaving behind the Maserati.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Fuel Economy

9.0/10

We earlier talked about the wholesomeness of the S560 Convertible, of which, an impressive economy is a core attribute of. Despite a V8, heavy mass and tons of features on board, the S560 Convertible delivers a healthy 21 mpg combined. That’s surely assuring in a car of this stature. 

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

MPG (city)

17

13

18

MPG (highway)

26

20

26

MPG (combined)

21

15

21

Comparing all the three cars the Mercedes S560 and the Porsche 911 GTS have almost the same figures. The Porsche 911 offers 18 mpg in the city whereas the Mercedes S560 offers 17 for highway and the combined' mpgs are the same. Talking about the Maserati GranTurismo, it has the least fuel economy.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Interior

9.9/10

On the inside, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S560 welcomes you with the same ambience as the regular S-Class sedan. You get the same premium leather soaked cabin highlighted by gloss-black and brushed aluminium accents. The cabin is highlighted by a large single-piece screen which consists of a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and a similarly sized instrument panel. Yes, you also have the 64-color ambient lighting which only accentuates the overall appeal of the cabin.

Coming to the seats, the ones up front are very wide and supported with thick padding and the leather upholstery on them feels very soft and supple. You get power front seats and power steering as standard but shopping through the optional lane will also get you ventilation and massaging for the front seats. Even the seats at the back have a comfortable recline and good under-thigh support and also offer a rear center-armrest. 

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.7/59.0/NA

40.2/54.2/41.7

38.8/52.0/45.8

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.7/49.5/NA

34.3/52.1/30.1

33.2/48.5/27.0

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

8.8

6.1

4.4

Overall, the S560 offers one of the best interior ambience and layout forsure. Even in terms of space, the S560 has ample space at the front and a class-leading headroom at the back as well. Even in terms of cargo area, the S560surpasses the other two rivals with its generous 8.8 cu-fts of trunk volume. 

Some of the interior features of the car include:

  • Hands Free trunk lid
  • NAPPA leather upholstery
  • Air balance cabin fragrance system
  • ENERGIZING comfort control
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Massaging front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Soft-closing doors

Infotainment and Connectivity

At the heart of the 2020Mercedes-Benz S560’s infotainment lies a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment sitting atop the dash. The screen is sharp and vivid and comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Navigation. A 13-speaker Burmester Premium audio is also standard while a 24-sepaler setup is optionally available. 

The infotainment screen has a very good visibility and its easy menu and quick responses make it very easy to use. Moreover, you also get a 12.3-inch digital drivers display which is very crisp and bright and can be easily customized via steering-mounted controls. Some of the other highlights of the infotainment system are listed below:

Infotainment Features:

  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument panel
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth and USB 
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Wireless charging pad
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • 13-speaker Burmester premium audio

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Exterior

9.9/10

Based on the S-Class sedan, the S560 Convertible gets a long and sleek body with a curvy soft-top, giving the luxury grand tourer yacht-like look on the road. At the front, you get the all-familiar grille with chrome accents and aggressive front bumper. All-LED lighting is standard, OLED technology has been used in the rear light clusters and there is an option for headlights with Swarovski crystal accents. 

The car has 19-inch multispoke wheels as standard, also there is an option for a set of 20s. The soft top is available in 4-color options and is sleek and offers layers of acoustic material. It has a bold diamond-block grille in the front. Although 31 mph is the maximum speed till which the soft top can be operated, it takes a total of 20 seconds to get in the boot/trunk.

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Curb weight (lbs.)

4802

4365

3352

Length(in)

198.9

194.2

178.3

Width(in)

74.8

75.4

72.9

Height(in)

56.2

52.9

50.8

Ground clearance (in)

5.0

5.0

4.2

Wheelbase (in)

115.9

115.8

96.5

Track width (in) F/R

63.9/64.4

62.4/62.6

60.7 / 60.8

Comparing side by side, all the three contenders here have a very unique design approach. While the Porsche 911 GTS Convertible has the most compact proportions among the lot, its also the most athletic and sporty looking thing. 

However, the Mercedes and Maserati take the egant route with their long profile and sleek silhouette. Compared to the somewhat dated look of the Maserati, the S560 though with its extra 4.6 inches over the Maserati and a good blend of muscle and elegance, is the better looker here. However, that design taste is always subjective.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Safety

9.9/10

Being an epitome of Mercedes’ craftsmanship, it's no surprise that the S-Class is one of the safest cars on the roads today. The S560 Convertible in that regard is no different at all. It is as safe as the sedan and the coupe variant. Built on a reinforced aluminium architecture, the S560 Convertible also comes with several advanced safety and driver-assistance features. The whole system works together to ensure the safety and well being of the occupants. It has 9-airbags, Car-to-X Communication, PRE-SAFE sound, and Active Brake Assist, and many more. Some of highlighted safety features are listed below:

Safety Features:

  • PRE-SAFE Sound
  • Lane keep assist
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Rear-Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind Spot assist
  • Active parking assist
  • Crosswind assist
  • LED Daytime running lamps
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Intelligent Light System headlamps

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Competition

8.6/10

Mercedes-Benz S560 VS Porsche 911 GTS

The Porsche 911 GTS is undoubtedly faster and quicker than the Mercedes S560. There is less space on offer in the Porsche but it has a better fuel economy. The Porsche GTS is more of a track car and the Mercedes S560 is more about luxuriousness. So if someone is interested in speed and wants a track car they can surely go for Porsche 911 GTS, but if someone is into comfort and luxuriousness then they should definitely go for the Mercedes S560.

Mercedes-Benz S560 VS Maserati GranTurismo

10 years back the GranCabrio was introduced, it has changed over the years but not anything interesting has been introduced. It's very important for the company to change the Maserati GT, bringing major upgrades in the car. Somehow the convertible GT still manages to attract people by its sounds and exterior looks. Though, the S560 is far far better than the Maserati GT Convertible.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible Final Verdict

9.5/10

Truth is here, the Mercedes-Benz S560 Convertible is special in all the terms whether its insides of the car, outside of the car or performance of the car. It’s luxurious enough in its ride and has an elite status in the market. It has got the luxury, it has got the comfort and it has got the performance. Anyone who is into Cabriolet cars and has a high taste for opulence, comfort and great driveability can surely go for the Mercedes S560.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Reviews and Ratings

9.0

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9.0/10 Design
8.0/10 Safety
9.0/10 Reliability
8.0/10 Deal Value

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Mike T. Vu

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible

S 560 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl 9A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 9, 2021

With AMG facade

Pros - AMG bodystyling, convertible top, performance

Cons - Poky second row, visibility, ground clearance

The performance no doubt is top notch. It does what it is meant to, throw you back on that merlot leather bucket seat when opening the throttle. Ground clearance is a little boo boo thoug. Convertible top that does its thing for amazing road presence The interiors remind me of my first car I had reupholstered. No match for the comfort of this car. Second row enjoy the cushy seats but limited legroom. If it's not the kids at back, half of the conversations will surely be about the downsides in second row. Well a cabriolet with blue paint job on the body and optional AMG line exterior kind of design and styling is what we're looking at TBH, something I'm not a true fan of despite all the bells and whistles. The outward visibility is limited and you always have to rely on tech nannies to lead your way. Ground clearance also feels short when you take it off the smooth tarmac. No I don't mean offroading Haven't had any issues with the build quality yet. Just the ground clearance and that's about it At $2,389 a month, the fun to drive this Cabriolet around never ceases to impress me Gave me a good deal on it and the follow up visits also have been pretty straight forward

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Interior
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Design
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Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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With AMG facade

The performance no doubt is top notch. It does what it is meant to, throw you back on that merlot leather bucket seat when opening the throttle.

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