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Ultra Luxury meets Super Car Performance with the Mercedes S63 AMG Cabriolet

Life doesn’t get much better than cruising around in an S-Class… or does it? Well it does because the S63 AMG Cabriolet makes the ultimate daily driver, and here is why:

Mercedes has breathed new life into there flagship sedan by reducing the number of doors, increasing the horsepower, and giving it a ragtop. The S63 AMG is still every bit as comfortable (for the driver) as an S-Class sedan, but now the vehicle excites the driver. All of your senses begin to tingle as you lower the top and smash the gas pedal. Your head begins to stick like glue to the headrest as all 603 horses shift there brute power though a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Then when you least expect it, a curve in the road approaches you vehicle. As you begin to take it, the S63 AMG Cabriolet’s adjustable air suspension tightens in order to reduce body roll on your 4,800 pound rolling lazy boy sofa.

The Mercedes S63 AMG is work of art inside and out. The interior of my test vehicle was dressed in Napa leather, wood, aluminum, crystal. Every surface was designed to caress your body in luxury. It is a vehicle that makes you want to sit inside it all day. On a beautiful day, you will take the long way home because of the sheer pleasure of driving the S63 AMG. And to make sure you are refreshed when you get to your destination, the S63 AMG has massaging seats. Don’t be fooled by imitators, Mercedes’ massaging seats simulate a masseuse working on your back versus a vibrator going up and down your spine like on other cars.

Unlike standard issue S-Class sedans which cater equally to both the driver and rear passengers, the S-Class Cabriolet and Coupe are focused 80% on the driver and 20% on the backseat passengers. Rightfully so since most people buying an S63 AMG will be driving themselves, but it is odd to say that the backseat of an S-Class car is uncomfortable – which the backseat of the S63 AMG is downright unbearable unless you are a small child.

With all this luxury, technology and performance, it is hard to compete with the Mercedes S63 AMG in super luxury convertible segment. The only thing that comes close is the Bentley Continental GT. The Bentley is more posh, but the Mercedes S63 AMG wins in my book because it has more heart and soul.

Visit your local dealer for more information on the 2018 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabriolet or click here.

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