Mercedes gives Ocean Drive the green light

According to a recent report by AutoExpress, Mercedes-Benz has given the S-Class Convertible, based on the Ocean Drive concept, the green light for production. The drop-top four-seater will feature a compact fabric hood rathar than a hardtop to keep weight down and improve packaging.

The production version is expected to carry a 5.5 liter V12 engine producing 520 horsepower. When it debuts, the car is expect to compete with the Audi A7 Convertible, which is reported to be in development phase.

Expect a revised version of the Ocean Drive Concept to appear at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008 with design closer to the S-Class looks.

Mercedes-Benz Ocean Drive Concept Gallery:

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