If you want the wind in your face, but you don't want some pokey old car, the C63 Cabrio will be right up your alley.

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There are two available trim levels -- the C63 and the C63 S.

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The "standard" C63 touts 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque from a 4.0-liter, turbocharged eight-cylinder engine.

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Move up to the C63 S, and output jumps to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

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Both engines mate to a seven-speed automatic, and both are rear-wheel drive only.

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The C63 S gets a fair bit more kit than the C63, including carbon-ceramic front brakes, an electronic limited-slip differential, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

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The C63 S also shaves 0.1 second off the 0-60 mph time, from 4.1 seconds to 4 dead.

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Top speed is also higher on the C63 S -- 174 mph, versus 155 in the C63.

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The C63 S also gets a slick AMG steering wheel as standard equipment. It's an option on the C63.

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