Mercedes launch new S65 AMG Coupe
14th July 2014
Affalterbach. The S 65 AMG Coupé is the new twelve-cylinder top-of-the-range model in the S-Class Coupé series. Unique drive comfort, benchmark performance and exquisite appointments are all hallmarks of this two-door vehicle. The irresistible contours of the V12 Coupé are accentuated by a host of expressive design elements in high-sheen chrome. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine, with an output of 630 hp and 1000 newton metres of torque, is unique in its segment, as is the AMG sports suspension, based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL with curve tilting function and ROAD SURFACE SCAN.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "There are AMG fans for whom our V12 biturbo engine is the measure of all things. For this clientele we have developed a unique car in the form of the new S 65 AMG Coupé. From driving dynamics to comfort and equipment – our new twelve-cylinder coupé surpasses even the highest of expectations."
Coupe, Saloon, Roadster and Off-roader: following the S 65 AMG, the SL 65 AMG and the G 65 AMG, the new S 65 AMG Coupe is the fourth AMG high-performance car with a V12 engine. No other car manufacturer in the world offers such a wide portfolio of twelve-cylinder vehicles as Mercedes-AMG.
Key data at a glance:
S 65 AMG Coupe
Displacement 5980 cc
Output 630 hp at 4800-5400 rpm
Max. torque = 1000 Nm at 2300-4300 rpm
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined = 23.7 mpg
CO2 emissions = 279 g/km
Acceleration 0-62 mph = 4.1 s
Top speed = 155 mph - Electronically limited
Twelve-cylinder engines are still considered the pinnacle of engine design. Among connoisseurs the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine in particular is seen as an outstanding example of its type. Open the bonnet of the S 65 AMG Coupé, and it is immediately obvious why: the exclusive carbon fibre/aluminium engine cover is synonymous with the exceptional strengths of the V12 engine, built in Affalterbach according to the "one man, one engine" principle. Apart from serving as an AMG hallmark confirming superlative precision and production quality, the AMG engine plate bearing the engine technician's signature is also a clear testament to the peerless DNA of Mercedes-Benz's high-performance brand.
The AMG V12 delivers a peak output of 630 hp and a maximum torque of 1000 newton metres – resulting in effortlessly superior performance: the S 65 AMG Coupé accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited). In other respects too the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine assures a sensational drive: stylish drive comfort, tremendous pulling power and effortless power delivery in all speed ranges are coupled with refined engine running characteristics and the distinctive typical sound of the AMG V12.
A glance at the consumption and emissions figures shows that the AMG V12 is fit for the future: with fuel consumption of 23.7 mpg (equivalent to 279 g/km CO2), the S 65 AMG Coupé is significantly more economical than all of its rivals. The twelve-cylinder top-of-the-range model complies with the EU6 emissions standard.
Specification and equipment list is extensive to say the least....No information on UK prices yet, but it'll go on sale in Germany for just under £195k.