2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet Review – Power is Everything

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet has 4-seats, a 12-cylinder engine, and can deliver 630-horsepower. Still, this comes to no surprise, especially for one who is accustomed to the trend of how the Mercedes-AMG formula came to be. Just take a Mercedes-Benz’s standards for road cars, then shove a massively powerful engine into it, plus add in some new standard equipment to call it a new vehicle. While there is no car model on Earth that is immune to this type of formula, and It may sound dreary and cliché, but make no mistake as this car will make you drool in awe.

2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet Review - Power is Everything

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet Packs the Latest in Power

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet packs the latest and largest engine available. It is a 6.0-liter, 12-cylinder engine which can dish out 630-horsepower and 39 pound-feet of torque. All of this power is then sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. Also, fans of the lineup will be happy to know that the engine will come equipped with a start-stop technology to spare a tiny amount of gas.

Aesthetically speaking, there are a few ways on how you can tell the 2017 S65 Cabriolet from its direct cousins. There are a tone of chrome around its body, and a few “V12” Biturbo badges. There is also AMG’s hallmark quad tailpipes and the standard model will come with a power-operated soft top which is available in four colors. Speaking of this soft top, it will only take 17-seconds for it to raise or lower at speeds of up to 31mph.

For its cabin, there are specific design touches by AMG. Its interiors include a sportier, standard leather sports seats with a unique look, and a three-spoke steering wheel. Furthermore, to keep the occupants warm as the car screams through the road at 155-mph (its top speed), the S65 does include both the Aircap air deflector and the Airscarf neck-warming system.

The vehicle is also available with the car manufacturer’s excellent Distronic Plus. Which means that the car can literally almost drive on its own. This is an umbrella under which lies a slew of active and passive safety systems and functionalities. These include an adaptive cruise control, steering assist, active lane and blind-spot assist, and automated emergency braking.

While there aren’t too many changes made for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet, save for a few aesthetic touches. Nonetheless, this car was built for power but maintains a decent touch of comfort and style.

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