Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet promises a new dimension in open-air motoring

The new Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet to go from 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds.

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With the new S 65 Cabriolet, Mercedes-AMG is for the first time offering a performance car which combines the impressive power of the 6.0‑litre V12 biturbo engine with the pleasure of open-top driving for four occupants.

Daimler Motors revealed its Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet ahead of January Detroit debut. You can let your imagination run wild with this incredible open-top performance car. The impressive 6.0-litre V12 Biturbo engine offers a new dimension in open-air motoring. The luxury automotive jewel will make its official debut at the North American International Auto Show and will go on sale in April 2016.

“The customer base for our V12 biturbo engine expects the ultimate in every respect. That is why we are offering a four-seater high-performance convertible with this legendary power unit for the first time. The new S 65 Cabriolet sets benchmarks for all relevant criteria: top performance, a breathtaking driving experience and exquisite appointments,” explained Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG.

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The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited). The AMG Driver’s package includes an increase in the top speed to 300 km/h (also electronically limited). Yet it is the unrivalled 12- cylinder driving experience that thrills much more than facts and figures: stylish driving comfort and effortless power delivery combined with great refinement and the unmistakable AMG V12 engine sound.

The fabric soft top is available in black, dark blue, beige and dark red. It can be electro-hydraulically opened and closed while on the move, up to a speed of 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.

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The exclusive carbon-fibre/aluminium engine cover also visually conveys the strengths of the V12 engine, which will be hand- assembled on the new, additional AMG engine line in Mannheim from 2016. At AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach (production of V8 engines) and in AMG engine production in Kölleda/Thuringia (4‑cylinder engines), each engine is assembled entirely by hand by a single technician in Mannheim. A badge bearing the technician’s signature and attached to the engine is a personal testimony of perfection and quality, says Mercedes-Benz.

Maximum climatic comfort is assured by the automatic wind protection system AIRCAP, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, the heated armrests, the seat heating also in the rear, and the intelligent climate control. In contrast to conventional systems, the climate is controlled fully automatically. This means that the driver does not need to select a mode for closed or open top, nor is it necessary to save a temperature setting for these driving conditions.

The extensive range of standard equipment for the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet includes the head-up display and the touchpad. The head-up display projects key information such as the vehicle speed, speed limits, navigation directions, traffic signs and information from DISTRONIC PLUS onto the windscreen. The visualisation of the engine speed and the current gear is exclusive to AMG.

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In Manual transmission mode, a coloured upshift bar and the possible gears for a manual gear change are also protected onto the windscreen. The virtual colour display measuring 21 x 7 centimetres appears to float on the bonnet at a distance of about two metres from the driver. The innovative touchpad makes it significantly easier to operate the radio, telephone and navigation system. In contrast to conventional systems, the touchpad can be used to operate all of the infotainment functions.

Standard equipment for the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet includes: Exclusive package incl. upholstery in designo Exclusive nappa leather, Headliner in nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre, LED Intelligent Light System, 360° camera, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system, Driving Assistance package Plus, including DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE® Brake, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE PLUS, Seat Comfort package for driver and front passenger, and KEYLESS-GO package.

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