- Car brand: Mercedes-Benz
- Convertible roof type: Fabric
- Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Cabriolet
- Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Cabriolet
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG Cabriolet comes in two different flavours; the S63 gets the high-tech twin-turbo V8 while the S65 has the silky-smooth lazy old V12 and all the extras. Two very different alternatives for going very fast in great comfort. Either way, you’ll be spoiled by a car brimming with latest driving technology and cosseting luxuries.
Despite being a large, heavy car the S-Class AMG has both the ability to waft silently and be surprisingly entertaining. Put your foot down and both engines will let out a pleasing bark and warble with crackles on the overrun. The AMG suspension is firmer than the standard car and results in better handling through twisty bends but less of a floaty ride in the straights. It can make excellent progress on the kind of roads that you would expect a luxury car to roll and struggle yet it is still best suited to cruising at speed on a wide open highway.
In cold weather, you can be comforted that not only are the seats and steering wheel heated but the centre console and armrests too. Analogue dials are replaced by a pair of large LCD displays that cover the whole dashboard. With the roof down, wind is carefully channelled away and you can enjoy the beautiful interior design and enjoy one of the relaxing backrubs from the massaging seat’s menu. Rear seat passengers are considerably more comfortable than those travelling in competitors from Bentley or BMW.
Forget the hatchbacks and diesel mile-munchers, this is what Mercedes does best. The S-Class AMG Cabriolet can pamper you over vast distances and on arrival, you can drop the roof and enjoy its sporting performance in the sunshine.