Since Maybach rose from the grave in 1997, Mercedes-Benz’s ultra-luxury division has stuck to offering just one style of car: four-door sedans. That all changes on Wednesday, however, when Daimler will reveal the new Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet at the L.A. Auto Show.
The carmaker dropped the drop-top bombshell on Saturday via a teaser video on its Facebook page. As is the style these days, the video reveals little of the car—albeit far more than the similar teasers from Jaguar and Porsche. Based on the clip, it seems the new car will be based on the S-Class Cabrio, upgraded with all the high-quality materials and comfort features seen in the Mercedes-Maybach S600.
Mercedes-Benz’s extra-bougie sub-brand has been two-door concepts along the way— the Darth Vader-esque Maybach Exelero of 2004, for example, as well as the sweeping Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Daimler unveiled at Pebble Beach this year. But the S650 Cabriolet will be the first production two-door car in more than half a century to wear the double-M badge.