No other car manufacturer in the world offers such a wide portfolio of twelve-cylinders as Mercedes-AMG: The S 65 Saloon, SL 65 Roadster, G 65 off-roader and S 65 Coupé are now joined by the new S 65 Cabriolet as a further high- performance alternative for discerning automobile enthusiasts.
In looks, the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet fascinates with its irresistible, timeless design lines. V12-specific features; including numerous design elements in high-sheen chrome at the front, sides and rear. The chrome fascias are paired with dark paint finishes. Meantime, the familiar large central Mercedes star on the front apron hooks up to the “twin blade” radiator grille, intake grilles, trim strip on the “A-wing”, side flics (air deflector elements) and front splitter rather nicely.
At the sides, the eye is drawn to the “V12 BiTurbo” lettering on the wings and high-sheen chrome inserts on the side skirts, which augurs well with the ceramic high-sheen multi-spoke forged wheels: 8.5 J x 20 with size 255/40 ZR 20 tyres at the front, and 9.5 J x 20 with tyre size 285/35 ZR 20 at the rear.
A new dimension in open-air motoring is guaranteed by the automatic wind protection system AIRCAP, AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, heated armrests and intelligent climate control. The three-layered acoustic fabric soft top is available in four colors, as well as comes with premium quality interior lining in nappa leather and DINAMICA microfiber.
The fabric soft top is available in black, dark blue, beige and dark red, and it opens and closes via an electro-hydraulic switch at speeds up to 50 km/h. Opening and closing take around 17 seconds. The soft top is deposited above the automatically extending luggage compartment partition. This avoids the need for any additional closures on the soft top compartment lid, in keeping with the high design quality embodied by the S 65 Cabriolet.
Careful attention to detail is also evident in the luggage compartment concept: when the soft top is opened, it folds away into a section of the luggage compartment. The soft top is separated from the remaining luggage compartment space by means of an electrically operated, retractable cover which encloses the soft top. This luggage compartment partition extends automatically when opening of the soft top.
The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h, thanks to a superlative V12 BiTurbo powerplant. With AMG Driver’s package, the top speed is risen by another 50 km/h, to 300 km/h (electronically limited). The engine takes up the exclusive carbon-fiber/aluminium cover for that extra exclusivity.
The sport suspension based on AIRMATIC provides an incomparable driving experience. In other words, it’s got AMG-specific kinematics, tauter elasto-kinematics and more effective variable damping. Two damping modes are valid on the S 65 Cabrio: long-distance comfort and sporty. Stopping power relies on large discs (420 x 40 mm, front and 360 x 32 mm, rear) and callipers, finished in a grey finish (red callipers are optional).
Driver assistance systems available for the S 65 Cabrio comprise of the Collision Prevention Assist PLUS with adaptive Brake Assist, Pre-SAFE (preventive occupant protection system) and many more.