Glen Hill
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14 Aug 2014
4:00 pm

New S65 AMG raises the bar

Glen Hill

With 12 cylinders, twin-turbocharging, 463kW and 1 000Nm, the new S 65 AMG raises the bar in this segment.

The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine is not all, though. With the AMG sports suspension – which is based on Magic Body Control with Road Surface Scan, the world’s first suspension with eyes – as standard the S 65 AMG breaks new ground.

The S 65 AMG claims to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and it top speed must be restricted to 250km/h.

The 12-cylinder engine is assembled by hand at AMG’s engine production facility in compliance with the most rigorous quality standards according to the philosophy “one man, one engine”.

Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG

As before in the SL 65 AMG high-performance roadster, AMG combines the 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine with the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-tronic. Unlike in the direct predecessor of the S 65 AMG, which featured an AMG Speedshift five-speed automatic transmission, the seven-speed automatic transmission with its wide ratio spread guarantees a noticeably lower engine speed level. This makes a key contribution to reducing the vehicle’s fuel consumption.

For the first time, the S 65 AMG is available exclusively with AMG forged light-alloy wheels. This design reduces weight while increasing strength. The result is lower unsprung masses, giving advantages in terms of handling and spring/damper element response.

In the standard specification, an AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system is also available as an option. The more than 20% lighter design ensures lower unsprung masses as well as enhanced driving dynamics, agility and ride comfort. In addition, the system has a longer service life and a higher thermal stability. – Own correspondent