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Bet you saw this one coming, didn’t you? Following its recent announcement that it will be increasing its production of V12 engines, here then is the new Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet. The stylish S-Class Cabriolet is the third variant of its kind, slotting itself above the S 500 and AMG S 63 Cabriolet, which made their debut in Frankfurt.

The range-topper’s 6.0 litre V12 biturbo engine makes a staggering 630 hp from 4,800 to 5,400 rpm and 1,000 Nm of torque between 2,300 and 4,300 rpm. Opting for sheer brute power, the S 65 Cabriolet performs the century sprint in just 4.1 seconds. Presumably because of its powertrain’s added weight, the V8-powered S 63 Cabrio is still the quicker car off the line, going from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

Top speed is limited to 250 km/h, but the optional AMG Driver’s Package lets the speed climb all the way up to 300 km/h. The S 65 Cabrio also boasts an unmistakable AMG V12 howl. No 4Matic all-wheel drive system here – the V12 power is directed purely to the rear wheels via an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic torque converter automatic transmission.

From the outside, it’s almost impossible to tell the V12-powered S 65 apart from its V8-powered S 63 sibling. They both boast remarkably identical exteriors, save for the for “V12 Biturbo” lettering on the side sills of this car, and “S 65” badging at the rear.

The multi-layered acoustic soft top features a similar opening and closing electro-hydraulic mechanism that allows its to be operated at speeds up to 50 km/h. The action of opening and closing is said to take 17 seconds.

Inside, the only differences between this and the S 63 Cabrio from before is the “V12 Biturbo” lettering on the speedometer, which reads up to 360 km/h – the S 63’s only goes to 330 km/h. The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabrio also gets an Aircap automatic wind protection system and the Airscarf neck-level heating function, just like its sibling variants.

The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet will be available for order in Europe by April 4 next year. Its market launch is expected to take place the following month, and remaining markets around the globe will get their S 65 Cabriolets soon after.

As part of its new Dream Cars line-up, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has recently revealed its S 63 Coupe here with a price tag of RM1,493,888. While we don’t expect to see a local market launch of the S-Class Cabriolets, we imagine that if you really wanted one, you could place a direct order with MBM. Just be prepared to face a price tag well above the S 63 Coupe’s RM1.5 mil.