Mercedes-Benz has crowned the sporting side of its S-class line-up with a mighty new V12-powered Mercedes-Benz S-class S65 AMG.
The new model will reach the UK in April 2014, priced from around £160,000, after simultaneous reveals at the Tokyo and Los Angeles motor shows.
the S65 AMG is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine with 621bhp and
737lb ft of torque. These help endow the 5246mm-long machine with
0-62mph performance of 4.3sec and a top speed electronically limited to
With a reputed average economy of 23.7mpg and CO2
emissions of 279g/km, Mercedes claims that the engine is also the
world’s most efficient V12.
The engine is hooked up to AMG’s
Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic gearbox, which has three
driving modes including Sport and Manual. The gearbox replaces the
five-speed automatic transmission of the previous S65 AMG.
has yet to quote a weight figure for the S65 AMG, but the model
features weight-saving technology including a part-carbonfibre bonnet, a
lithium-ion battery and lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels. Carbon
ceramic brakes are also optional.
Featuring as standard is an AMG-tuned version of the new S-class’s
Magic Body Control suspension system that reads the road ahead and
automatically adjusts the suspension to suit upcoming road conditions.
Other standard equipment includes an ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist
system, which reduces understeer turning into corners.
Unique styling details of the S65 AMG over more standard S-classes
include a new front grille, larger front air intakes, revised side air
intakes, a front splitter, new front and rear bumpers, twin sets of
exhaust tailpipes, and new badging.
An interior fettled with special AMG equipment, including sports seats and a bespoke steering wheel, also features.
Thanks to: Autocar