"Mercedes-Benz's first S-Class cabriolet version since the W111 of 1971 has reached the UK with two trim lines: AMG Line for non-AMG models, and AMG tuned S-Class Cabrio. Prices start from £110,120. Below is the official press release and specs from Mercedes-Benz UK. Check the S-Class Cabriolet section for more info." Ed.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is now available to order, and is priced from £110,120 for the S 500 AMG Line.
The S-Class Cabriolet range will comprise three powerful petrol engines. The S 500 comes with a twin-turbo 4.6-litre V8 with a power output of 455 hp; the Mercedes-AMG S 63 with a 5.5-litre V8 twin-turbocharged unit generating 585 hp; while the range-topping S 65 features a 6.0-litre V12 twin-turbo with an output of 630 hp.
The S 500 can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds, while still achieving 32.5 mpg. The S 63 can hit 62 mph from standstill in 4.2 seconds, and the S 65 can reach the same speed in only 4.1 seconds. All three models are electronically limited to a top speed of 155 mph – this can be increased on the S 63 and S 65 to 186 mph with the optional AMG Driver’s package (S 63 - £2,760; S 65 - £765).
Just like the S-Class Coupé, the S-Class Cabriolet comes extremely well equipped as standard. On the S 500 AMG Line, standard equipment includes: AMG body-styling; 19-inch alloy wheels; LED headlights with Intelligent Lighting System and Adaptive High Beam Assist Plus; AIRMATIC air suspension with continuously variable damping control; satellite navigation with COMAND Online system including dual 12.3-inch TFT displays; AIRSCARF neck-level heating; AIRCAP; comfort heated and ventilated seats with electric operation and memory function; heated rear seats; leather upholstery; intelligent climate control; and an automatic boot separator.
In addition to the AMG Line standard equipment, the Mercedes-AMG S 63 adds: a front splitter in matt silver; AMG radiator grille with twin louvre in matt silver; AMG chrome-plated twin tailpipes; ‘V8 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings; 19-inch AMG alloy wheels; Burmester surround sound system with 13 speakers; Driving Assistance package; AMG sports exhaust system; and Nappa leather upholstery.
The S 65 comes with even more equipment, including: LED Intelligent Light System with Swarovski crystals; AMG sports exhaust system with two polished chrome twin tailpipes; 20-inch alloy wheels; ‘V12 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings; designo Exclusive Nappa leather with diamond quilting; illuminated door sill panels with ‘AMG’ lettering; heated steering wheel; Night View Assist; head-up display and Burmester 3D surround sound system with 23 speakers.
The Driving Assistance package (standard on the S 63 and S 65, £3,180 on S 500) consists of: 360° camera; Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist; Brake Assist System with Junction Assist; DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Pilot and Stop&Go Pilot; PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection; and PRE-SAFE® PLUS. In conjuction with Premium package, the Driver Assistance package will cost £2,295.
A key option for AMG Line is the Premium package (standard on the S 63 and S 65, £4,998 on S 500), which includes: 20-inch alloy wheels; 360° camera; AIR-BALANCE package; Burmester surround sound system; Front Seat Comfort package; illuminated door sills; Warmth Comfort package; and KEYLESS-GO Comfort package.
The AMG Night package (only available on S 63 and S 65) costs £795 and adds: AMG front apron in high-gloss black; two black chrome-finished twin tailpipe trim elements; exterior mirror housings, AMG side sill panels and AMG rear apron in high-gloss black.
The optional AMG Exterior Carbon Fibre package (£5,000) adds a carbon fibre finish to the AMG front apron, exterior mirror housings, AMG side sill panels and AMG rear apron.
|Model||Transmission||CO2(g/km)||Road Fund Licence (£)||Rec. OTR price (£)||P11d price (£)||BIK tax rate2016/17 (%)|
|S 500 4,663 cc, V8 455 hp (335kW)||9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic||204||£650.00||£110,120.00||£109,415.00||37|
|S 63 5,461 cc, V8 585 hp (430kW)||AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed automatic||237||£885.00||£135,675.00||£134,735.00||37|
|S 65 5,980 cc, V12 630 hp (463kW)||AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic||272||£1,120.00||£192,805.00||£191,630.00||37|