Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet (A 205), 2016

Here is the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet – the first ever C 63 drop-top produced by the AMG division. As per the C 63 Coupe, two variants of the C 63 Cabriolet are available, being the regular C 63 and the mechanically-advanced C 63 S.

On the outside, customary AMG body styling items are apparent, notably featuring an AMG “A-wing” front splitter, more aggressive bumpers, twin-bar radiator grille and quad exhaust tips. As standard, the C 63 gets a set of 18-inch 10-spoke AMG alloy wheels, while the C 63 S gets larger 19-inch items in five-spoke AMG style. Wheel options go all the way up to sets of 20-inch items.

The A205 C 63 Cabriolet features a multi-layered fabric soft top, frameless doors and if you look closely, lacks a visible B-pillar. Just like the regular C-Class cabrio, the soft top can be opened or closed in 20 seconds, and can be operated at speeds of up to 50 km/h. Mercedes-Benz’s Airscarf neck-level heating and automatic Aircap draught-stop systems are available as options.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet (A 205), 2016

When the fabric roof is stowed away into the luggage compartment, the original 360 litres of boot volume is reduced to 260 litres. The multi-layered structure of the roof incorporates various insulation materials that help shut out ambient noise. It is available in black, dark brown, dark blue or dark red.

The A205 AMG C 63 features Affalterbach’s M177 4.0 litre biturbo V8 engine. The standard C 63 cabrio delivers 476 hp and 650 Nm, and is capable of performing the century sprint in 4.2 seconds. The more potent C 63 S cabrio has 510 hp and 700 Nm and goes from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.

Both cars are typically equipped with an AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports auto transmission. They are also standard-fit with an AMG Ride Control adaptive suspension with three settings (Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus), and a model-specific exhaust flap for variable exhaust notes. An even more aggressive Performance Exhaust system is optionally available.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet (A 205), 2016

As with the Coupe variants, C 63 S gets an extra electronic rear-axle LSD, dynamic engine mounts and a special Race Mode from the Dynamic Select system that the normal C 63 lacks. Apart from this, all AMG C 63 Cabriolet and Coupe models are known to feature AMG-specific rear axle carriers which adds a wider rear track compared to the C 63 Sedan, among other model-specific chassis tuning.

The C 63 Cabriolet will make its market debut in August 2016. A limited-run Edition 1 variant will soon be revealed, sporting a Night Package exterior styling kit, two optional AMG Carbon-Fibre aerodynamic packages, staggered five twin-spoke ultralight AMG 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch items at the rear and AMG Performance seats in nappa leather.

The C 63 Cabriolet Edition 1 will only be available in various tones of white exterior paint – polar white, diamond white bright and the new AMG-exclusive designo cashmere white magno.