By on March 23, 2016

2017 Mercedes Benz C 63 S Cabriolet action

Daimler today revealed convertible versions of its 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S coupes. With 0-60 times as low as 4.0 seconds and a top speed in the S model of 174 miles per hour, the new ragtops will allow extreme condition testing of the finest toupee glues.

2017 Mercedes Benz C 63 S Cabriolet interior

Like all AMG models, the C63 and C63 S will be available with multiple optional interior and exterior design packages, including carbon fiber or gloss black trim panels to customize the look.

The standard C63 has a mechanical limited slip differential, while the C63 S offers a electronic unit. The S also adds a race mode for the seven-speed automatic transmission, which will be perfect for LeMons racers in about 15 years. The optional ceramic disc brakes will be a boon to those track warriors ready to fit a roll cage.

The variable suspension and transmission modes also affect the available sound from the twin-turbo V8, as more aggressive modes elevate the volume appropriately.

No pricing was revealed at press time. The C63 and C63 S Cabriolet will be in dealers in fall 2016.

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8 Comments on “NYIAS: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet – Topless Brutality...”

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    Ehh, for the same money as this you’re in an E550 cabriolet, which is better looking and more prestigious. Once you get that (read: track ready) sporty, you don’t want the cabrio any more – as TG always says, open top motoring is about enjoying the drive.

    And I can barely tell if they shot the interior pic in color or B&W, except for that beige building outside. Looks as though they took the glove box latch from an old Eclipse, as well.

    • 0 avatar

      Agreed. I love the C63, but I would probably buy an E550 Coupe for about the same price.

    • 0 avatar

      I’m driving a W212 E-class right now, and I was pleasantly surprised by a loaner C300. In some really minor ways, the E-class is “better” (e.g. more bolstered massaging seats, quieter, and the trim feels more solid).

      But overall, my impression was simply that the C-class was different- smaller and more agile- while the E is a great highway cruiser. Truly a same-sausage-different-size philosophy, but done right.

    • 0 avatar

      I don’t know how much longer the E550 is for this world. The sedan was phased out before the new E’s launch. The current E coupe(207) will definitely be around for another year, but post that I don’t know.

  • avatar

    Mercedes is on an absolute roll. I can’t think of another car less than $56,000 with a nicer interior design. My big problem is still the lack of a touchscreen – since COMAND is horrendously distracting when driving at speed (yes I have driven the C-class and fiddled with it).

    I love the new naming strategy and the plethora of trim availability.

  • avatar

    Also, I’m continually pleased how MB maintains such a full lineup of vehicles in big/small 2/4-door 4/6/8 cylinder coupe/cabrio, etc.

    E550 Cabrio in white with blue top? Yep, you can have it.

  • avatar

    And hardly anyone is going to be able to tell the diff between this and a CLA camry-level model, aside from the droptop

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