Mercedes AMG S65 Cabriolet V12 Offering to Five Models
Mercedes AMG S65 Cabriolet doesn’t answer a rational question, but a purely emotional one. After all, cars that cost well in excess of $250,000 and aren’t used for making more money are the exact opposite of rationality.
The price for Mercedes AMG’s new S65 Cabriolet hasn’t been announced yet, but we do know the amount asked for the Coupé version, and that’s €245,556.5 in Germany, including a 19 percent VAT. So expect the Cabriolet to top that. In other words, a quarter of a million.
Mercedes AMG is perfectly aware that its customers expect something extremely special for that kind of money, so it’s put a lot of effort into this new luxury, four-seat convertible. Still, as with any other AMG 65 model, it all revolves around the 6.0-liter V12 bi-turbo engine.
The power output for the Mercedes AMG S65 Cabriolet is a supercar-like 630 hp, with a maximum torque rating of 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft). That’s another way of saying that, in exchange for that ridiculous amount of money, you get equally ridiculous power figures.
Since the Mercedes AMG S65 Cabriolet remains, above all, a luxury vehicle, it’s very likely the future owners will never even get close to using all that power. But wasting power is what this type of cars do, and whoever buys them couldn’t possibly care less.
Still, that doesn’t mean the performance figures aren’t impressive: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes 4.1 seconds, and the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), upgradable to 300 km/h (186 mph) with the AMG Driver’s package, which is still a far cry from the car’s real top speed.
As is the case with the V12 AMG models – the obvious exception being the G-Class – power is delivered strictly to the rear wheels via a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC with three functioning modes: Controlled Efficiency, Sport, and Manual.
On the outside, there’s a lot of chrome, but you still get the feeling that it’s not enough to really make the car stand out from the “lesser” AMG S63 Cabriolet version. Or, to put it bluntly, the difference of nearly $100,000 isn’t too accurately reproduced on a visual level.