New York Auto Show: Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet image

Mercedes-AMG, the high performance division of German automaker Daimler AG, has introduced during the New York International Auto Show the C63 Cabriolet in a world premiere.

The 2016 New York International Auto Show is bringing the C63 AMG Cabriolet, which is very similar to the coupe version – but open top dwellers will most likely appreciate they can now seek thrills in a model powered by the now known biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. Just like with the rest of the C63 family, the Cabriolet will put on the table 69 hp & 479 lb-ft in the standard configuration or a beefier 503 hp & 516 lb-ft if owners opt for the pricier C63 S. The power will be sent to the wheels via the seven-speed automatic transmission. In terms of performance, the C63 Cabriolet will spend just 4.1 seconds until passing the 60 mph (96 km/h) mark and the feistier C63 S will need a mere four seconds flat. The electronic top speed limiter has been reworked to kick in at 155 mph (250 km/h) on the C63 and at 186 mph (300 km/h) when selecting the C63 S.

In terms of design, the styling alterations that should differentiate the coupe and cabriolet siblings are minimal (aside from the obvious lack of a fixed roof) – the C63 Cabriolet adds 18-inch wheels in titanium grey and the C63 S goes for the bigger19-inch rims; while both models can be optionally equipped with an 20-inch alloy wheel in matte black. Another difference is hidden from the eyes: the rear-axle limited-slip differential is mechanical on the C63 and electronic on the C63 S. The latter also adds the “RACE” mode for the transmission to C63’s “Comfort”, “Sport”, and “Sport+.”