The final component of the Mercedes-AMG C-Class line roared into New York, the C 63 Cabriolet. It should prove to be a wicked-good time, thanks to the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 nestled under the hood, which pounds out 469 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque, just like the coupe and sedan versions.
If that’s just too weak for you, there’s also the C 63 S Cabriolet, with the engine tuned for 503 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Both models come with a seven-speed Speedshift automatic, because rowing the gears yourself is far too uncivilized, or so it appears.
Going topless does come with a penalty, because the Cabriolet is the slowest version of the C 63 lineup. That being said, it’s still plenty fast in the 0 to 62 mph dash at 4.2 seconds, or 4.2 seconds for the S variant.
With all that power comes the need to keep it in check, and that’s where the 14.2-inch brake discs come into play. The S features massive 15.4-inch discs, with carbon ceramic 15.8-inch front discs available.
Unsurprisingly, the car’s loaded with all kinds of technological wizardry. The AMG Ride Control let’s drivers choose different suspension settings, AMG Dynamic Select allows for different transmission modes, and even dynamic engine mounts that work with the other two systems to adjust the level of stiffness for the conditions.
Of course the interior is nice, with Nappa leather, carbon fiber, aluminum and glass fiber abounding.