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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet review - verdict

Mercedes' performance arm AMG has fettled with the S-Class Cabriolet to come up with this S63 version. At more than Β£100,000, is it worth its hefty pricetag?

Words ByRachel Burgess

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Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet

The S63 Cabriolet will be bought by a select few, but Mercedes-AMG has done an excellent job of creating a car that is both comfortable and great to drive when the mood takes you - at least in the 4Matic form we tried.

Of course, at this level, for many it will come down to brand preference - many people might be seduced by Bentley or Aston Martin. But, if that doesn’t bother you, the S63 deserves serious consideration.

However, one thing to bear in mind is the cheaper S560 Cabriolet. At around Β£116,000 it doesn't handle as well as an S63, but for most it will provide all the agility and comfort you could need, and for a lot less money.


What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5


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Rivals:

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

Bentley Continental GTC


Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet

Price Β£140,000 (est) Engine 8cyl, 3982cc, petrol Power 603bhp at 6000rpm Torque 664lb ft at 2750-4500rpm Gearbox 9-spd automatic 0-62mph 3.5sec Top speed 155mph Official economy 28.8mpg CO2, tax band 229g/km, 37%

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