The current S-Class coupe was introduced in 2014 while roofless version followed a year later. After that convertible even had a chance to join special part of the lineup touched by Maybach magic, although in limited numbers. Despite we all think that S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are nothing less than perfect and although we wouldn’t change anything about them, Germans obviously leave nothing to chance, and we already reported about both of these masked and running on public roads, representing future mid-life refresh. Well, now something else, quite special have been spotted testing, and that would be 2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet. Since revised S-Class is debuting during this year, you’ll have to be patient until next one, to see it in person, hence the 2019 prefix.
2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet STYLING
AMG model of Cabriolet had some distinctions to set it apart from the regular version. Judging by the spy photos, it will be even more distanced in the future, with what is evidently new Panamericana grille which found its way here from AMG GT lineup.
Also, the new front bumper will be obviously more aggressive with sharper lines around air intakes. The rear bumper is also masked, but we are not able to see whether some changes are happening there, only thing sure is that quad exhaust is here to stay. Tail lights are also covered, and they should feature new layout.
Photos of the cabin are not available, and we don’t need them as we know from the regular version that novelties are the new steering wheel, a knob that turned to be touch sensitive and digital display.This screen went from two-piece configuration to one extremely wide display and same things we are going to witness in this future hot version. Anyway, AMG version of the cabin doesn’t differentiate much from usual one, apart from badges and extremely bolstered seats, although still lavishly comfortable.
UNDER THE HOOD
Big change is probably preparing in this area. Currently, we have 5.5-liter turbocharged V8 delivering 585 hp and 664 lb-ft, and we also have 6.0-liter turbocharged V12 boosting 630 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque in AMG S65 model. With refresh, we will probably say goodbye to mentioned V8 and say hello to the new V8 already conquering the brand’s lineup. We are talking about 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 which in AMG GT R model delivers 577 hp and 516 lb-ft which could be paired with 9-speed dual clutch automatic.
That is below current figures, so we will see whether Merc is going to squeeze more power from it or they will use something else to match or even surpass the current performances. Also, we might see rear wheel steering system from mentioned GT R model, which would substantially increase cornering abilities.
Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet Video
WORT OF WAITING FOR?
Off course. Do you have anything better to wait for? Ok, we have a Bentley Continental GT coming up and already introduced Aston DB11 is gorgeous, but still, 2019 Mercedes AMG S63 Cabriolet is definitely going to stay as a perfect choice for the ultimate luxury cruiser. And one more plus for it, as AMG S65, is maybe more powerful, but not in over $70k price difference manner, making this $178k thing appear even as a reasonable choice.