Daimler is celebrating the 130th anniversary of the automobile by showing off the Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet Edition 130 in Detroit.

Daimler is celebrating the 130th anniversary of the automobile by showing off the Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet Edition 130 in Detroit.

It was in 1886 when Karl Benz introduced the Patent-Motorwagen (motorcar), considered by many as being the first automobile. 130 years later, Daimler is celebrating the achievement through a limited-run Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet. It comes only in high-gloss Alubeam silver with a red fabric top and 20-inch matte black alloy wheels.

The company with the three-pointed star logo gives buyers the chance to choose between either a red & black or a grey & black interior combined with a piano lacquer trim. Red brake calipers and floor mats along with the usual special badging complete the look.

Unsurprisingly, Mercedes will make only 130 units of the special open-top S63 that comes with the same biturbo 5.5-litre V8 pushing out 585 horsepower to both axles. It hits 100 kilometres per hour from a standstill in 3.9 seconds and is electronically capped at 250 km/h.

While the cosmetic tweaks are not very substantial, the premium over a regular S63 stands at around €39,000 (est. $57,465 CAD). Pricing has been disclosed only for the German market, but pretty soon the Canadian-spec model will get its own sticker. To sweeten the deal, Mercedes will throw in a Welcome Package with an Edition 130 badge key ring and an aluminum box.

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