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Mercedes-Benz Delivers 4-Door Drop-Top

Mercedes-Benz confirmed the rumor that spread like wildfire in the previous months. The rumor is about a 4-door convertible that comes with a fascinating drop-top. The new convertible from the automaker named Ocean Drive, will make its debut early next month at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show.

At a glance the new convertible appears like a decapitated S600 but a closer look suggests sophistication and state-of-the-art quality. It is given a unique body work that boasts large grille that also serves as Mercedes-Benz hood ornament. The door handles are mated to the striking architecture of the vehicle. The vehicle is also equipped with distinctive LED-based Mercedes-Benz headlights and taillights. In addition, 4 Lamborghini doors Mercedes-Benz are integrated to create a breathtaking vehicle.

To create a catchier and more indulging convertible, Mercedes-Benz integrated Ocean Drive’s power operated soft-top behind the rear seats. The automaker’s Airscarf heating system is also fitted onto the four seats to allow comfy driving even in colder weather conditions.

Mercedes-Benz did not give information about the production model of the car. Further, they are claiming that the mentioned convertible is not just a concept but a design study. According to auto analysts, automaker’s decision regarding the production version will be influenced significantly by how the vehicle will be received by the auto market. When Mercedes-Benz finally decides to mass produce the vehicle, it will be its first production four-door convertible since the 1960s. More information about Mercedes-Benz Ocean Drive design study will be revealed by the automaker during Detroit show press days which is scheduled on January 7 to 9 next year.

Mercedes-Benz is a German brand for cars, trucks, buses and coaches, which are produced for Daimler-Benz AG. The latter’s inception can be reckoned on June 28, 1926. Mercedes is now owned by Daimler-Chrysler AG. The brand name is applied to the models of one of the premier automakers today.

The automaker has introduced auto breakthroughs both in the past and present. In 1908, Daimler-Benz and Chrysler agreed on the “merger of equals,” which eventually created DaimlerChrysler AG.

Mercedes-Benz pride convertibles include the 2007 CLK-Class priced at $46,200-$89,200, SL-Class $94,800-$186,000, and SLK-Class $43,350-$62,500.