The new S63 Convertible is a proof, that Mercedes can build spectacularly good looking cars.
To complete the S portfolio, the S-Class convertible has been finally revealed. Aimed to bring down the likes of the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible, the Merc is powered by AMG’s 5.5 litre twin-turbo V8 churning out a claimed 577 BHP and 663 lb ft of torque putting it ahead of other many other rival cabriolets. Mercedes may also add a more powerful 6.0 litre biturbo V12, producing 621 BHP for the S65.
In terms of design, Mercedes have gone all in and the S-Cabriolet (as well as the S-Coupe) truly does justice to the image of a luxurious yacht with supreme standards of quality and beauty. What sets the Cabriolet apart, is its steeper front rake to accommodate the large fabric roofline. Dimension wise, the Cabriolet is exactly the same as its hard top sister, though the Cabriolet comes with a modified platform consisting of a revised aluminium bulkhead behind the rare seats that support the extending roll bars and also provides reinforcement and rigidity to the floor of the car.
The multi-layer roof for the S cabriolet can be opened and closed in a mere 20 seconds. The S-Cabriolet also features Merc’s 9 speed automatic transmission and the car should see its power delivered through the rear wheels. The Mercedes S-Cabriolet promises a true four seater experience with spectacular performance. It’s been 44 years since Mercedes brought us a four seater Cabriolet Grand-Tourer and the S63 Cabriolet is the perfect way to recreate that history.