People often romanticize the idea of driving a convertible. The feeling of the gentle breeze in your hair, the sun on your face, and the envious looks of fellow drivers lead prospective convertible buyers to believe that owning and driving a convertible will be nothing short of a perfect experience.
In reality, however, many convertible drivers learn quickly that driving a roofless sports car is not all it’s made out to be. That gentle breeze actually resemble something closer to hurricane force winds while driving on the freeway. Sure, it’s nice to feel the sun on your face, but it also comes along with inhaling fumes from the exhaust pipe.
In addition, your stereo system is pretty much useless when the top is down due to all of the outside noise. So why exactly should you even bother buying a convertible? In our opinion, there’s really only one good reason.
Initially, we never bought into the convertible craze. However, the Mercedes-Benz C 63 S Cabriolet was able to change our mind. That’s because the souped-up “AMG” version of the classic C 63 has some serious muscle and a mean start-up growl.
When you put the key in the ignition, you’ll know what we mean. It was this exhilarating moment, where we felt the power of the Cabriolet’s 503-hp, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, that changed our minds about convertibles. At this moment, we realized that the convertible experience is less about experiencing the environment outside the car, and more about becoming one with the car and eliminating a boundary between driver and horsepower.
If you’re the type of person who gets excited at the thought of truly feeling a car’s rumble in your bones, the Mercedes-Benz C 63 S Cabriolet is the car for you.