We’re a fashion magazine, but every now and then we have to give notice to our favorite automobiles that fit our lifestyle. Our Creative Director, Kaleb Khu, and myself are big fans of the new Mercedes Benz AMG S63. But really, who wouldn’t be?
Thanks to Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz who invented the Mercedes back in 1886, Mercedes-Benz sports car is celebrating their 130th anniversary with this exclusive special edition Mercedes AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet Edition 130, which celebrates its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Story By: Christian B
Media By: Mercedes Benz
Distinguished by characteristics that harken back to the legendary Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows race cars, the Mercedes AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet Edition 130 is an exclusive open-top four seater with the special, high-gloss “Alubeam silver” paint finish, a custom red fabric top which complements the interior and 5-twin-spoke 20-inch forged alloy wheels, which we usually see only on the V12 S-Class models.
A little history, in case you didn’t know, the first cars from Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler were open vehicles. Mercedes-AMG wanted to pay homage to this achievement of the founding fathers with this exclusive cabriolet, which clearly demonstrates the developments the automobile has undergone over the last 130 years, developments which obviously would have been inconceivable at that time,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Let’s take a closer look. Inside you’ll find Nappa Leather upholstery in Bengal red/black as well as AMG trim and carbon fiber/piano lacquer black. There is a badge in the middle console and an engraving on the steering wheel bezel. The Brake calipers painted red and floor mats have Bengal red edging to complete the vibe.
Every customer will receive a tailor-made AMG Indoor Car Cover with the embroidered lettering “Edition 130 – 1 of 130” to protect the vehicle from dust in the garage.
Aside from the expressive design of the exterior and interior, the four-seater cabriolet delivers no less then serious driving performance. Under the hood is a sexy 5.5 liter V8-biturbo engine with a raging 577 HP output and 664 lb-ft maximum torque, the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive, will get you from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and as mentioned, the high performance composite brake system will keep you safe.
Limited: only 130 cars, the 2017 Mercedes AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet Edition 130 will be available at US dealers in the late spring 2016.