2016 is a very important year for Mercedes, as the automotive company celebrates 130 years since the official birth of an automobile. Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile in 1886. Mercedes-Benz’s sports car and performance brand are now celebrating this 130th anniversary with the exclusive special edition Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet "Edition 130" launched also in Detroit Motor Show.
The Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic Cabriolet "Edition 130" presents an exclusive version of the open-top four seater with the special, high-gloss "Alubeam silver" paint finish, the first application since the 2014 SLS AMG, a custom red fabric top limited to this edition to complement the interior and 5-twin-spoke 20-inch forged alloy wheels, typically exclusive to V12 S-Class models.
The Exclusive Nappa Leather upholstery in Bengal red/black as well as trim elements in AMG carbon fiber/piano lacquer black underscores the exclusivity of this limited edition model, of which there will only be 130 available worldwide. A badge in the middle console and an engraving on the steering wheel bezel also highlight this. Brake calipers painted red and floor mats with Bengal red edging round off the visual impression.
Every customer receives a tailor-made AMG Indoor Car Cover with the embroidered lettering "Edition 130 – 1 of 130" to protect this valuable vehicle from dust in the garage. Furthermore, at the handover of the keys the customer receives a Welcome Package with an "Edition 130" badge key ring and an aluminum box for the vehicle’s key.
Under the hood we have the same 5.5 liter V8-biturbo engine with 577 HP output and 664 lb-ft maximum torque. This way the AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes only 3.8 seconds, and the high performance composite brake system with red-painted calipers leave nothing to be desired.
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic Cabriolet "Edition 130" will be available at US dealers in the late spring 2016.