Our Take on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63
The S63 is meant to appeal to emotion and desire, not rationality. And for buyers well-off enough to afford one, the S63 Cabriolet has this appeal.
Versus the competition:
Personal luxury coupes of this size are rare, and convertibles even more so. There are competitors that start off more expensive than the S63 Cabrio, like the Bentley Continental GTC, and ones less expensive, like the BMW 650i, but few exist in the S63's price bracket.
Super-luxurious convertibles make fantastic statements. They're better than hardtop coupes, because they let everyone see you — you, who's driving this phenomenally expensive, rolling, rumbling display of beautifully styled automotive hedonism. This is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet, and while it's not the top-of-the-line four-seat convertible from Mercedes-Benz (there's still the S65 above it and the Maybach S600 above that), it's dang close to it. It has a monstrous twin-turbo V-8 engine, a sport-tuned air suspension, enormous wheels and a hand-crafted feel that make it truly special. But is it really necessary? Is it $45,000 better than the already incredible S550... Read More