This summer, Mercedes-Benz will be bringing a four-seat convertible to the market for the first time in 45 years - and that gives Mercedes-AMG the opportunity to expand to a new market sector.
With the new flagship model in the stable, Mercedes-AMG now produces the widest portfolio of V12 models of any manufacturer in the world, from the G65 off-roader through to the two-seat SL65 roadster.
The Cabriolet itself comes with a triple-layered soft top made from acoustic fabric, with a high quality interior lining in DINAMICA microfibre and nappa leather. Available in a choice of four colours it guarantees isolation from noise and the elements. With the roof down - an operation that takes 17 seconds and at speeds of up to 31mph - occupant comfort is preserved by the AIRCAP wind protection system and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system.
Mercedes-AMG works its magic under the bonnet. Equipped with a 6-litre V12 biturbo engine, the S65 Cabriolet produces 630hp and 737lbft of torque. Paired to the AMG speedshift plus 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox driving the rear wheels, the car can reach 60mph in just 4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 155mph. Opt for the AMG Driver's package and the limiter is raised to 186mph!
Like the standard S-Class Cabriolet, the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet comes with a huge selection of standard equipment. A head-up display casts important driver information - speed, speed limits, navigation and traffic signs - directly onto the windscreen, adding an engine speed and gear graphic exclusive to the AMG model. The infotainment interface is a 6.5cm x 4.5cm touchpad that allows you to operate radio, telephone and navigation.
Intelligent Drive with Pre-Safe brake assist, steering assist, stop and go, adaptive high beam and collision prevention assist are also standard, carrying out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 60mph and preventing rear-end collisions at around 25mph.
The visual appeal of the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet is enhanced with a carbon-fibre and aluminium engine cover - bearing the signature of the technician who assembled the engine as part of AMG's "One Man, One Engine" philosophy.
At the rear there's a pair of twin tailpipes finished in chrome complementing the AMG sports exhaust and exclusive, to the AMG, forged wheels with a forged aluminium wheel bolt cover resembling a centre-lock motorsport wheel.