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|This reborn S-class cabriolet is available in three models, which mirror those of the coupe: the 449-hp S550 with a 4.7-liter twin-turbo V-8, the AMG S63 with its 577-hp twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8, and the AMG S65 featuring a twin-turbo V-12 making 621 horsepower as well as 738 lb-ft of torque. The S550 coupe comes standard with all-wheel drive but the S550 cabriolet is rear-wheel drive, the thinking being that it’s likely to sell predominantly in warm-weather climates. The S63 cabriolet retains all-wheel drive just like the coupe, mostly to aid in putting the engine’s tremendous torque to the ground. And while the S65 seemingly could use all-wheel drive for the same reason, it’s rear-drive only, as is its fixed-roof sibling. We’ve already called the S-class coupe “a stunner,” saying it “exude[s] power and opulence and status.” How is the cabriolet different? Not in any of those respects. The big change is the replacement of the steel top with a multilayer power-folding soft-top. With the top raised, however, that change is not immediately apparent from inside the cabin. The headliner is a soft microsuede, the same material that covers the A-pillars and the sun visors. The driving experience is extremely quiet; the minor wind whispering seems to come from the side-view mirrors. The only giveaway is when you look behind you, and where the hardtop has tapered C-pillars, the cabriolet has wide expanses of material behind which hide the top mechanisms, including tension arms that help give it a smooth, sag-free appearance.
(100 miles per day included with rental)
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