Merc’s first cabrio four-seater S-Class ready to go top­less this Spring

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MERCEDES-Benz is head­ing into the open-air sea­son by launch­ing the first cabri­o­let based on the C-Class, thereby round­ing off its range of cabri­o­lets with a clas­sic fab­ric soft top.

The new cabri­o­let’s de­sign in­ter­prets mod­ern lux­ury with a youth­ful touch. Fea­tur­ing plenty of high-qual­ity de­tails, its dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter is most ap­par­ent when the top is down.

Mar­ket­ing man­ager of Mercedes-Benz Cars Selvin Goven­der said: “The AMG prod­uct port­fo­lio will con­tinue to grow rapidly this year, mak­ing the world of driv­ing per­for­mance more di­verse than ever, and with the all new C-Class C 43 Cabri­o­let and the facelifted SLC 43, we are of­fer­ing a younger tar­get group yet another al­ter­na­tive to dis­cover the fas­ci­nat­ing world of AMG. These new mod­els will also be on dis­play and avail­able for test drives for pa­trons to ex­pe­ri­ence.”

He said 2016 is also the “Year of Open Top Driv­ing” for Merc and to cel­e­brate the brand is pre­sent­ing a su­perla­tive dream car in the guise of the MercedesAMG S 63 Cabri­o­let.

“For the first time in its his­tory, Mercedes-Benz’s sports-car and per­for­mance brand is of­fer­ing a four-seater cabri­o­let in the S-Class seg­ment, which aug­ments the prod­uct port­fo­lio with an at­trac­tive al­ter­na­tive for car en­thu­si­asts with a pas­sion for per­for­mance and lux­ury,” said Goven­der. “Show­ing off high­per­for­mance tech­nol­ogy cou­pled with ex­pres­sive ex­te­rior and in­te­rior de­sign, it is im­me­di­ately ap­par­ent that the new S 63 Cabri­o­let is built by car en­thu­si­asts for car en­thu­si­asts — the ul­ti­mate dream car — and we are ec­static to host our lo­cal pre­miere of this model at the fes­ti­val,” he added.

The bi-turbo eight-cylin­der en­gine of the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabri­o­let is pro­duced in the hand-fin­ish­ing sec­tion of AMG’s pro­duc­tion plant in Af­fal­ter­bach, based on the “One Man — One En­gine” phi­los­o­phy.

This means that each en­gine is assem­bled by a highly qual­i­fied tech­ni­cian who ap­plies the strictest qual­ity stan­dards. This tech­ni­cian is re­spon­si­ble for ev­ery­thing from in­stalling the crank­shaft in the en­gine block and as­sem­bling the camshafts, to wiring the en­gine and fill­ing it with en­gine oil — as clearly ev­i­denced by the sig­na­ture on the AMG en­gine badge. — WR.


The S 63 Cabri­o­let is Merc’s first open-top four seater in the S-Class seg­ment.

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