It’s been 130 years since Mercedes Benz began building cars and the German auto manufacturer is celebrating its anniversary with the release of a very special car, the limited-edition S63 Cabrio dubbed the Edition 130. Back in 1886, German engineer Karl Benz built the very first Benz Patent Motorwagen. Now, more than a century later, Mercedes Benz has turned into one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers, building everything from luxury sedans, to supercars and SUVs! The car in question, the S63 Cabrio, comes wrapped in a special high-gloss color called alubeam silver, with a contrasting burgundy cloth soft top, red brake calipers and black 20-inch alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the car packs a hand-built, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine. This powerhouse is capable of delivering 577 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 663 pound-feet of torque from 2,250 to 3,750 rpm. With a seven-speed automatic transmission hooked on, the car is stated to touch the 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The Edition 130 will hit store shelves by April and will be priced at €226,457 (approximately $246,850). True to its name and the event it is celebrating, only 130 examples of this model will be created.
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