The Mercedes S-Class has always been a car admired by many, being one of the most premium cars on the market today, combining meticulously sculptured materials, state-of-the-art technology and effortless driving pleasure collaborating for the most relaxing experience on four wheels. Give this to Mercedes-AMG and you get all the luxury of the standard car and then huge levels of performance, at the top of this chain is the S 65 AMG and now there’s a new one – the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet, the first Mercedes to combine their 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine and open top driving for four people.
This now means that you can be fully exposed to all 630 bhp living under the bonnet and 737b ft of torque for swift and effortless acceleration and overtaking. This is enough to get this 2180kg Merc from 0-62mph in just 4.1 seconds and will surge onwards to a limited top speed of 155mph, or an again limited top speed of 186mph if you opt of the AMG driver’s package. Power is sent through a seven-speed automatic gearbox with three modes: Controlled Efficient, Sport and Manual.
Striking to look at with either roof up or down, the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet is something you would certainly give a second glance – lashings of chrome detailing, V12 bi-turbo badging and four trapezium exhausts differentiate this from other S-Class Cabriolet models.
The fabric roof is available in black, dark red, dark blue and beige and be opened and closed in 17 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph. On the inside, it is typical S-Class opulence. Nappa leather, electric adjustable seats, a seat memory function and seat climatisation are all standard for where you sit. There is also the AIRCAP wind protection system, AIRSCARF neck heaters, heated armrests and front and rear heated seats to make sure occupants are adequately comfortable roof up or down.
Prices are not yet announced, but with the S 65 Coupé model at around £183,000 the Cabriolet will be expected to be around the £200,000 mark for the flagship model when it goes on sale in early 2016.