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Mercedes-AMG Unveils Anniversary S63 Cabriolet Edition 130

Mercedes-Benz chose to celebrate 130 years since its founders invented the automobile with a limited edition of the S63 Cabriolet.

The new drop-top version is called the S63 Edition 130 Cabriolet and will only be manufactured in a limited run of 130 cars. Each of them comes with a special paint finish called “alubeam silver,” a red fabric top and 10-spoke, matte-black, 20-inch alloy rims. The rims themselves have a special badge in the center and feature a unique finish. The German company decided to unveil this version of the S63 4Matic Cabriolet at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

Each of the 130 cars available worldwide will bear a characteristic badge on the center console and an engraving on the steering wheel. The interior can feature AMG carbon trim or piano black ornaments, while the upholstery can be ordered from the Designo Nappa leather range. Normally, the car is sold in a red and black combination, but a crystal grey and black option is also available.

Furthermore, each customer of this special edition will receive a tailor-made indoor cover that has an embroidered lettering specifying that the vehicle under it is a limited edition model. At delivery, each customer will also receive a special key ring with the Edition 130 badge, which will be found in an aluminum box with the car’s key.

The engine of the S63 Cabriolet is unchanged for this limited edition of the model. The 5.5-liter V8 unit develops 585 HP and 900 Nm of torque (663 lb-ft) and is capable of pushing the all-wheel-drive Cabriolet from 0 to 62 MPH (0-100 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 MPH (250 km/h).

According to AMG boss Tobias Moers, Mercedes-Benz chose a convertible variant to celebrate the invention of the automobile by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz because their first automobile was also an open-top vehicle.

In Germany, one of these limited-edition S63 AMG Edition 130 Cabriolets will start at 226,457 euros. The car will be available for order starting April 2016, so prepare your bank accounts!

I am sorry I would not spend 226Euros+ on a Mercedes there are better cars out there :surprise: I guess I am one of them cheap Germans.:grin::grin:

Press Release

11 JANUARY 2016
Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet "Edition 130": Limited special edition for the "130 years Inventor of the Automobile" anniversary
Jan 11, 2016

Affalterbach. Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile in 1886. In so doing, they established a tradition of constant further developments and innovative new creations that continue to this day. Mercedes-Benz's sports car and performance brand are now celebrating this 130th anniversary with the exclusive special edition Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet "Edition 130". Distinguished by particularly exquisite appointments, the special edition will celebrate its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
With the high-gloss special colour "alubeam silver" paint finish, the Bordeaux red fabric top and the matt black 20-inch 10-spoke wheels with high-sheen rim flanges, the Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet "Edition 130" presents an exclusive version of the open-top four seater. "The first automobiles from Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler were open vehicles. Mercedes-AMG honours this achievement of the founding fathers with this highly exclusive cabriolet, and demonstrates the developments the automobile has undergone in the last 130 years, developments which would have been inconceivable at that time", according to Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Limited: only 130 cars
The exclusive designo nappa leather upholstery in Bengal red/black or optionally crystal grey/black as well as the trim elements in AMG carbon/piano lacquer black also underscore the special position of this limited edition, of which there are only 130 available. A badge in the middle console and an engraving on the steering wheel bezel also highlight this fact. Brake calipers painted red and floor mats with Bengal red or crystal grey 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 the Welcome Package with an Edition 130 badge key ring and an aluminium box for the handing over of the vehicle's key.
The "Edition 130" celebrates its world premiere and sales release at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The non-binding list price in Germany is 226,457 Euros (including 19% VAT). Market launch begins in April 2016.
Aside from the expressive design of the exterior and interior, the four-seater cabriolet offers the brand's hallmark Driving Performance. The 5.5 litre V8-biturbo engine with 430 kW (585 HP) output and 900 Nm maximum torque, the performance-oriented 4MATIC all-wheel drive, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and the high performance composite brake system leave nothing to be desired.
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