Because of this (and as with the Coupe), we’d recommend the S63 over the base model if you every want to enjoy this car at something approaching speed. Even with that punchy 577-hp V8 underhood, though, the car doesn’t goad you into pushing the limit. You can go as fast as you want to, up to an electronically limited speed of 155 mph, at least, but you’re never going to coax more than a restrained brap out of the AMG-built V8.
He’s also an avid motorsports fan who follows the Pirelli World Challenge, IndyCar and Formula One. Old World charm and large automobiles don’t always mix comfortably, and there’s no way around it: This is a big car. The new S-Class premieres an intelligent climate control system which in future will provide for ideal climate comfort coupled with maximum user-friendliness in all open-top vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. And while both of these cars — and respective V8’s — are mated to Benz’s new 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, the S65 Cabriolet gets AMG’s seven-speed setup. When the sun goes down, I get to try out Night View Assist Plus, which displays an image of what’s ahead on the main gauge cluster and is capable of recognizing animals and pedestrians for added safety at night