2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Revealed

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by V8stangman, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. #1 V8stangman, Nov 8, 2013
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    There's little question that the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is one seriously capable performance sedan. But as impressive as it is, at the level it competes, there are other options to consider. The Audi S8, BMW Alpina B7, Jaguar XJR and Maserati Quattroporte all offer similar levels of performance and power. The S65 on the other hand, with its plutocratic V12 engine, is on a different level entirely. And Mercedes has just revealed the new model.

    As with the outgoing version, the new Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG is propelled by a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 packing a massive 621 horsepower and a positively biblical 738 pound-feet of torque. But this time, AMG has paired it to the new seven-speed automatic transmission instead of the outdated five-speed unit in the outgoing model. Performance is quoted at the same 4.2 seconds for the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run and a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 miles per hour). There's no telling how fast it would gobble up miles of Autobahn if the limiter were removed, but the speedometer goes all the way up to 355 km/h (220 mph). That acceleration run, however, is actually slower than the quoted time for the less-powerful S63, which could come down to traction as much as weight: though the new S63 packs 4Matic all-wheel drive, the S65 spec sheet makes no mention of driving more than the rear wheels.

    On this level, the top Benz really competes only with the Bentley Flying Spur, which also packs a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged twelve-cylinder engine – albeit in a different configuration and with slightly less power and much less torque. Or the Rolls-Royce Ghost, for that matter, whose twin-turbo V12 may be larger, but produces less muscle. But neither the Bentley nor the Rolls are tuned for performance like the new S65 is.

    The new top Benz really competes only with the Bentley Flying Spur or Rolls-Royce Ghost ... neither are tuned for performance like the new S65 is.

    Of course the S65 also benefits from all the advancements made for the latest S-Class, which is widely regarded as one of the finest, most technologically advanced automobiles on the market. The top-spec model further upgrades with an AMG-tuned suspension with Magic Body Control and Road Surface Scan, adaptive steering, the same lightweight lithium-ion battery as the new S63, a carbon and aluminum engine cover, 20-inch forged alloys and optional ceramic brakes to keep it all in check. The S65 also introduces a new head-up display and touchpad – both of which will find their way into other Mercedes models – in a cabin upholstered in diamond-quilted nappa leather and with an IWC Schaffhausen clock embedded in the dashboard.

    If you're into the finer things, there's more to digest in the press release below, and of course you can check out all the angles in the high-resolution image gallery above. The new S65 will debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show, and while pricing has yet to be announced, we know that deliveries are set to commence in the US during the second quarter of 2014.

  2. that steering wheel is gross
  3. Pretty #$%#ing fancy. Those speakers are really ugly though. Back seat looks fantastic.
  4. Yeah. The rest of the car is a bit...off as well. I appreciate that they tried to make it look more flowing than its slightly-creased, muscular predecessor, but the whole styling package hasn't moved on enough, and it looks like a cheap Korean knockoff of the previous S-class. No bueno, Mercedes.
  5. You know what I don't get? Back in the '70s and '80s when manufacturers were putting digital gauges in their cars and they looked like they came out of a #$%#ing spaceship or something. They were literally doing the best with what technology they had. It was way different and seemed to represent progress in the automotive industry.

    Now the technology has progressed so much that manufacturers are again putting digital gauges in their cars but instead of doing something unique they're just realistic depictions of analog gauges. Why the #$%# for? You could have just put a set of regular analog gauges in there. Of course they won't be part of some 27" blue rays high def LCD screen or whatever it is.
  6. this car is really disappointing though
  7. I want all the chrome bits in black as well but damn, thats what a full sized benz should look like. A little too jetsons for me in the front though. I want more car feeling controls and dials but damn thats slick.
  8. I saw a regular one for the first time yesterday, following its predecessor. The new one looked pretty impressive in the flesh; there's a blandless to the old one whereas this had presence.
  9. I like it
    go drive your Tercel, haters.
    (yes the steering is a joke :D )
  10. Test drove the new S-class last week (S 500). The car looks much better IRL than in pics. I'd change the rear lights though. The steering wheel looks dumb but feels just perfect. The rest of the upholstery is like Bentley levels of good. A+ will drive again.
  11. i dont like how the interior has little buttons scattered all over every surface
    id rather they just be gathered together for the most part in a logical manner
  12. why does it even have a steering wheel

    it looks like it would reject any human direction
  13. your new taxi?
  14. Umm no

    Here there are only a handful of S-class taxis and all of them are diesels. Besides, I don't drive a taxi, godverdomme.
  15. i thought you were a taxi driver
  17. Do you also think im a taxi driver?
  18. Airport, please, driver.
  19. not anymore!
  20. was at the benz dealer and they had this and the 550 so took the 550 for a spin ... interior is nice , rides exactly as you would expect.

    one thing that was really nice on a cold day was the the center & door arm rests are even heated ...

    it has a built in air freshener which I thought was cool... and the massage seats are much improved ...

  21. It only took you 2 and a half years


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