Let’s cut to the chase. The new Mercedes-AMG S65 cabriolet is an unreal machine that somehow manages to combine the very best of what Mercedes have to offer in an graceful yet powerful package.
In fact Graham best described the S65 cabriolet as “an ocean liner powered by a nuclear warhead.”
As with any Mercedes-AMG these days the performance numbers are of course staggering.
The S65 cabriolet houses the same AMG powerhouse that you’ll find in Mercedes-AMG’s S65 saloon, S65 coupe, SL65 and G65. Those models and the S65 cabriolet host hand built 6.0L twin-turbo V12 that produces 630hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.
However this engine features in a Mercedes four-seat convertible for the very first time.
Lets focus on something other than the engine for the time being. The Mercedes-AMG S65 cabriolet is still an S-Class first and features all the trimmings that are featured on the S-Class coupe.
As well as that, the bodyshell on the cabriolet is set to be just as rigid as the S65 coupe’s body. The S65 cabriolet features sport tuned AMG air suspension, optional carbon-ceramic brakes and a lightweight lithium-ion battery to save 20kg of weight from the nuke under the bonnet.
Mercedes have also included a number of features to ensure maximum luxury and comfort for those inside the cabriolet. The S65 cabriolet has a fully automatic three-layer fabric top and an airscarf system, open-air motoring with automatic wind protection system, heated armrests, rear seat heaters and intelligent climate control.
The monstrous power goes through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. 0-62 mph is completed in 4.1 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph however it can hit as much as 186mph unrestricted with the AMG driver’s package option ticked.
No prices have been announced as of yet but as the S65 AMG coupe starts from £183,075, it’s fair to say the cabriolet will be priced around the £200,000 mark.