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”.
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