The third biggest luxury automaker in the world has announced the order books have been opened for the top of the line S Class Cabriolet, which can be had for now in the S500 and S63 guise.
Just recently the automaker started rolling the model off the production line in the Sindelfingen factory and now we can also take our checkbooks out to write the needed numbers. In Germany, the S500 088 (€139,051), while those looking for some AMG flair will need to shell out at least $203,714 (€187,484) – getting for that cash the Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC. The flagship version – the Mercedes-AMG S65 will become available as of April 4 and pricing will be announced closer to the commercial availability.
The “base” S500 Cabriolet comes packing a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 engine churning out 449 hp (335 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, enough to handle the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 4.6 seconds and has been electronically locked out at 155 mph (250 km/h). Getting the S63 means Mercedes will reward the owner with the beefier twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 packing 577 hp (430 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm), which is enough to handle the journey to 62 mph in a mere 3.9 seconds, with the same top speed.
Being the sixth “child” of the S Class family, the Cabriolet boasts a three-layer acoustic soft top and a drag coefficient of 0.29. It can also be equipped as an optional extra for $7,046 (€6,485) with the AMG Line package which comes with AMG front & rear aprons and side skirts, titanium grey 21-inch five-double-spoke wheels, as well as a bespoke treatment for the grille. Also available is the Exclusive Package for $8,611 (€7,925) for the S500 and $6,412 (€5,902) for the S65, coming with designo nappa leather upholstery, sun blinds in DINAMICA microfiber, door sills with illuminated “Mercedes-Benz” lettering, metal designo badges, designo roof liner, or a stainless steel boot sill. The AIRCAP system is another $1,280 (€1,178) and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system comes for $840 (€773), while the Warmth Comfort Package will set you back another $555 (€511).