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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet to bow in New York

AMG\'s topless C will get 500 horsepower in its most powerful configuration.

Mercedes-AMG has announced plans to unveil the 2017 C63 Cabriolet during the New York Show that will open its doors in a couple of days.

Power for the topless C63 will be provided by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine tuned to pump out 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft. of torque in its most basic state of tune. For buyers who want more grunt, Mercedes-AMG will offer a C63 S equipped with an evolution of the twin-turbo eight rated at 503 ponies and 516 lb-ft. of twist. Both engines will shift through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The C63 Cabriolet will be heavier than its coupe counterpart (pictured), but it should nonetheless be capable of hitting 60 mph from a stop in less than four seconds.

It's reasonable to assume that the bigger engine will be complemented by a full body kit with large air dams, side skirts, and a rear diffuser, as well as sport seats for the front passengers and a flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel. Stay tuned, official details will emerge in the next few days.

Mercedes-AMG enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to this week. In addition to the C63 Cabriolet, the company will show the new E43, the updated CLA45, the first-ever GLC43, and the brand new GLC Coupe in the Big Apple. We'll be on location to bring you live images of all the action.

Photos by Ronan Glon.

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