The world is fully aware of the luxury and technology of the new generation, which is peaking at Mercedes-Benz. And rightly so, as it seems like a wonderful thing. However, it would be some time before the innovations were filtered through the entirety of the S line. The coupe and cabriolets will take some time, and the longest as a performance, so it will probably be a year or more before we get a replacement for the Staley Beast you see here.
- Looks clean, modern
- Blind interior
- Tectonic thrust
do not like it
- Paying for it
- Summer will be over
This is fine, as it is still a notable car. It’s a 2020 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet, and lacks the facial recognition technology and rear-seat voice assistance that the 603-horsepower V8 makes with the most luxurious interiors found on either side of the QE2 Is between . But, you might be wondering, isn’t all this a little much for a two-door convertible? The answer is yes.
Mercedes’ twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 engine is typically found in the brand’s cars, and in fact, It is easy to ignore that point. That would be a mistake, because here it is delivering 603 hp through all four wheels, enough to pull this 4,888-pound luxury bruiser to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. It’s faster – 0.6 faster than the V12-powered S65, in fact. It was claimed that the economy economy is 15 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, although I see only 13.6 mpg in my country… some aggressive visits to most country roads.
Choose the coupe or cabriolet and you get the same performance and the same (electronically limited) 186-mph top speed, while the ballast with the taste of the droptop carries an extra 203 pounds – plus a $ 12,100 premium. That fabric top goes up or down in just 20 seconds at the touch of a button, and can perform its dance at a top speed of 37 mph. It was a boon for me when my final drive in the S63 changed from sunny skies to torrential drifts in the blink of an eye. I didn’t have to go too far below the speed limit to get myself a little shelter.
The larger motor is paired with a nine-speed, dual-clutch transmission and AMG’s 4Matic Plus all-wheel drive. This rear-wheel-biased system sends power to the front only when it is needed. Given that we are talking about a formidable power, it is actually often needed, but its redistribution is never abrupt, in fact never detectable.
The 15.4-inch brake discs are squeezed by six piston calipers, while an optional carbon-ceramic set of 16.5-inch stoppers is available for those who prefer their top-down joints to be a bit more aggressive.
Everything is controlled by a suite of security and stability systems bundled under a series of AMG Dynamic Select driving modes. Toggle your way from the Comfort via Sport and Sport Plus, all the way to race and car becomes progressively more aggressive. If none of those people fit your needs, then the personal is your ticket.
Slipping behind the wheel of the S63 Cabriolet for the first time is a bit heavy – especially when the car is laden with the variety of design elements you see here. A cathedral can hug a pipe organ just the whole way around you, and once on the road you can tell that the AMG exhaust is fine-tuned.
The S63 is fast and crude in a way that most turbocharged cars do not, but certainly muted sibility is just a button press away. In fact, a terrible, terrible lot of things is just a button press, because this interior is completely filled with things.
With more and more cars burying functionality in the touchscreen’s sub-menu, this S63 proudly showcases its many and varied functions with discrete, tasteful touchy inputs. A week after the wheel I was still looking for new people, often having a miracle on their function and place. For example, there is a button to toggle the night vision system on the dashboard, for example, yet the headlight controls are awkwardly tucked under the dashboard. Control to leave the top? They are hidden inside the armrest.
Don’t get me wrong, while the placement of these buttons sometimes leaves little to be desired, I’m still a fan of the tact and I appreciate the sheer willpower of Mercedes’ physical control. It will move to the next generation, for better or worse. Going too far? COMAND infotainment system. It supportsAnd , Thanks, but overall clunky compared to Mercedes-Benz’s new hotness, .
From front to back, leather wrapping-emblatterbab-embedded armrests to the Dynamica headliners, the S63 has materials stellar and comfort is high. Rear seat legroom is modest, sure, but otherwise there is no bad seat in the house. Even with top down speed, rear passengers can have an accidental conversation without shouting. It is helped by not one but two pop-up screens that finish the buffet and put my baseball cap where it was.
Nevertheless, Up Front is undoubtedly the best place to enjoy a massage, taking in the signature AMG # 63 waits from smells and generally appreciating all Energetic Comfort systems.
If all you want to do is weight, however, you probably wouldn’t have gone with the S63 in the first place.
The S63 Cabriolet is good at climbing a chariot almost like the rest of the S-Class line, with its comfort chops challenged only for performance-oriented, 255 or 40R20 front and 285 wrapped 20-inch wheels with broken asphalt IS / 35R20 Rear Tire. On the hardtop you will get some more wind and road noise, but honestly you can barely see the headliner without stopping.
However, what is clear is the outrageous amount of power at your disposal. I have already mentioned the crazy 603 hp available at 5,500 rpm. What I did not mention is the abusive 664 pound-feet at just 2,750 rpm. It is a tsunami of strength that drives this big car. The maniac, cracking leisure of the engine itself makes it feel more complete.
The S63’s Active Air Suspension and Dynamic Cornering Assist (which breaks the rear wheel inside the cornering) help make it attractive. However, where some large performance cars such as the Porsche Panamera feel they are breaking the laws of physics spontaneously, the AMG S63 appears to be removing them instead. It may be the lack of rear steering, or maybe it comes down to just the suspension tune, but it is nothing short of any effective tool on your favorite roads.
To value it
How expensive will this thrill-ride cost you? Fasten that safety belt because things are going to be expensive. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG S63 starts at $ 184,495 including a $ 995 destination. It gets you in the seat, but you definitely want to tick a few more boxes. Which box? Well, $ 2,250 is a must for the driver assistance package, and the Burmester sound system is so good that I wouldn’t go bald on its $ 6,400 price tag. I could have designed a $ 2,260 night vision package on my test car, and as much as the beloved ones are, $ 12,700 for leather alone is a bit hard to stomach. However, $ 7,500 is a steal for that amazing Deep Green paint.
I wouldn’t spend too much time racing through the options because it’s not really a car where a typical buyer would sweat such controversial details. To say that the car you see here is $ 227,005 is configured, while it seems worth every bit of a price that simplyLooks like a bargain. For those privileged who can manage entry fees, the AMG S63’s extra performance is a standout package – regardless of the weather.