Mercedes-AMG has updated its S-Class Cabriolets with a host of technical and visual highlights. The new-design front end is dominated by the Panamericana radiator grille, which now gives the two-door, luxury-class Performance vehicles an even more independent look.
In the S 63 4MATIC+ Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 10.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 229 g/km) the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers and cylinder deactivation (supersedes the previous 5.5-litre V8 biturbo. Despite the smaller displacement, the new engine puts out 450 kW (612 hp) and thus exactly 20 kW (27 hp) more than the preceding model. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission is also new to the Cabriolet, as is the fully variable all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+.
At the same time with the new eight-cylinder Cabriolet, the top-of-the-range twelve-cylinder S 65 Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 11.9 and 12.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 279 and 272 g/km) are being given a visual update with the Panamericana radiator grille. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine retains its output of 463 kW (630 hp) and delivers a maximum torque of 1000 Newton metres.

Key facts

  • The Mercedes-AMG S 63 costs from £140,650
  • All models feature new technology premiered in the new S-Class Saloon including ENERGIZING Comfort and further enhanced LINGUATRONIC and COMAND.
  • The S 63 Cabriolet is powered by the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers, generating 612 hp and 900 Nm. Combined mpg 28.8 and emits 225 g/km (of CO2 with a limited top speed of 155 mph (186 mph with AMG Drivers Package).
  • For the first time the S 63 Cabriolet has been fitted with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, which enables extremely short shift times, lightning reactions to shift paddle commands, a double-clutching function and fast multiple downshifts
  • Exclusive to both S-Class Cabriolet are innovative OLED (organic light emitting diode) tail lights. Wafer-thin layers of organic material is printed on a glass plate and made to illuminate. The total of 66 ultra-flat OLEDs act like floating elements inside the tail light. They also employ the usual Mercedes-Benz multi-level technology with different levels of intensity for brake lights and turn signal indicators depending on the driving condition and ambient brightness (day/night).
  • Like the Saloon, both models take a large step towards autonomous driving. Active Distance Control DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist vehicle speed is now adjusted automatically with the help of route based speed adaptation ahead of bends, junctions or roundabouts.