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 gray & 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-liter V8 pushing out 585 horsepower to both axles. It hits 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) from a standstill in 3.9 seconds and is electronically capped at 155 mph (250 kph).

While the cosmetic tweaks are not very substantial, the premium over a regular S63 stands at around €39,000. Pricing has been disclosed only for the German market, but pretty soon the US-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.

Be part of something big

Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet Edition 130 graces Detroit