While the introduction of its all-new 2017 E-Class and 2017 SLC-Class models highlighted the automaker’s breaking news in Detroit, we also got some U.S.-specific information regarding the new 2017 S-Class Cabrio lineup this week. Unveiled last fall in Frankfurt, the first open-air variation on the S-Class platform since 1971 was presented in base S550 and Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic forms. It’s now been confirmed they will be joined by a more potent Mercedes-AMG S65 4Matic and a more exclusive Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic Cabriolet Edition 130.

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Heading the hierarchy is the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet, which like M-B’s other 65-spec cars replaces the S63’s 577 horsepower/5.5-liter AMG twin-turbo V8 with an AMG biturbo 6.0-liter V12 that makes 621 horses and boosts torque from 664 lb ft to 738 peak-twist units. The S65 further builds on the bounty of comfort/convenience/safety touches in its S63 sibling with unique trim treatments and larger forged-alloy wheels.

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Created to help celebrate the 130th anniversary of Carl Benz and Gottfried Daimler’s first cars, the Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic Cabriolet "Edition 130” brings its own rare charm to the party. Only 130 will be crafted for the entire world. While retaining the standard S63 powertrain and AMG-tweaked 4Matic AWD and full adaptive damping, the Edition 130 is finished in M-B’s Alubeam Silver last seen on the 2014 SLS AMG and crowned with a custom red fabric top. The exterior remake also has 20-inch forged alloys reserved for V12-powered cars. Rendered in Bengal Red/Black designo Exclusive Nappa Leather set off with AMG carbon fiber/piano black accents, the Edition 130’s cabin features badging/engraving on the console and steering wheel along with custom floor mats. Those lucky enough to snare one also will receive a serialized Edition 130 AMG car cover and a Welcome Package with an Edition 130 key ring.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolets are due in showrooms in late spring. Pricing will be announced closer to the actual on-sale date.

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