The new Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet is now available to order in the United Kingdom just in time for the spring. And is often the case with cars destined for this market, it comes in just two simple trim grades including the normal S500 and the AMG versions. You just have to decide how much power you want.
If you decide you can leave with just 455 hp, you can get the Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet in S500 guise powered by a twin-turbo 4.6-litre V8. It goes from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds, averages 32.5 mpg, costs £110,120, and comes as standard with AMG Line specifications which includes the following:
AMG body-styling; 19-inch alloy wheels; LED headlights with Intelligent Lighting System and Adaptive High Beam Assist Plus; AIRMATIC air suspension with continuously variable damping control; satellite navigation with COMAND Online system including dual 12.3-inch TFT displays; AIRSCARF neck-level heating; AIRCAP; comfort heated and ventilated seats with electric operation and memory function; heated rear seats; leather upholstery; intelligent climate control; and an automatic boot separator.
Power hungry customers should choose their Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet from the AMG rank. As always you get two choices, S63 and S65, the former boasting 585 horsepower and the latter 630 horsepower from a V12. The S65 is the most pointless thing ever, as it is only a tenth of a second quicker than S63 to 60 mph, and has the same top speed of 155 mph. And yet it costs £191,630 whereas the S63 is only £134,735.
The standard kit on the on the S63 AMG model includes front splitter in matt silver; AMG radiator grille with twin louvre in matt silver; AMG chrome-plated twin tailpipes; ‘V8 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings; 19-inch AMG alloy wheels; Burmester surround sound system with 13 speakers; Driving Assistance package; AMG sports exhaust system; and Nappa leather upholstery.
Features is one argument you can make to justify the extra pay for the S65 AMG, as it comes with LED Intelligent Light System with Swarovski crystals; AMG sports exhaust system with two polished chrome twin tailpipes; 20-inch alloy wheels; ‘V12 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings; designo Exclusive Nappa leather with diamond quilting; illuminated door sill panels with ‘AMG’ lettering; heated steering wheel; Night View Assist; head-up display and Burmester 3D surround sound system with 23 speakers.