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Video - Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet performing last round of testing

Snapshot: Daimler’s range-topping cabrio was spotted testing in Germany ahead of September reveal.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is just about ready to lose its fixed metal roof in order to adopt an electrically foldable fabric top for the S-Class Cabriolet which will premiere in approximately one month from now at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Also there will be the fully-fledged AMG versions and now an amateur car spotter has captured on camera a near-production prototype of the S63.

It will carry over the coupe’s and sedan’s twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine which will develop 577 bhp and a maximum torque of 900 Nm. For those who want even more power, there’s also going to be an S65 Cabriolet with a larger twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 delivering a massive 630 bhp and an enormous 1,000 Nm.

Getting back to the prototype at hand, this white example was wearing the production body and had camouflage only on the rear half of the car as the rest of the body will be carried over from the S-Class Coupe. Mercedes-Benz’s designers had to rethink the rear end as the shape of the trunk has been modified in order to accommodate the soft top when it’s folded.

The car spotted was being driven with the roof in position and looked very elegant even though it still had some disguise to hide the production bits and pieces. It appears to be tastefully restrained for a full-blown AMG model as the body isn’t overly aggressive while the quad exhaust setup and those massive black alloys suit the high-performance cabriolet very well.

Needless to say, it will be one of the most expensive Mercedes-Benz models ever made and should go on sale before the end of this year together with the rest of the S-Class Cabriolet lineup. The company’s Indian division is currently selling both the sedan and coupe, so there are some chances of seeing the open-top version in our country sometime in 2016.

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