When Mercedes-Benz introduced the S65 AMG in 2006, it was hailed as the most expensive and powerful S-Class ever.
While the exterior remained consistent with other S-Class models, the engine was upgraded from 604 horsepower to 621 horsepower in 2011. There were rumors that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG may not have the same powerful engine found in its predecessors. The rumors proved to be untrue.
What is different with the new S65 AMG is that it has a highly stylized, sportier designed body.
|Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan||Base Price: â‚¬ 232,050|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: NA||Miles Per Gallon: 20 combined|
|Engine: V12 Biturbo||Displacement: 6.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 630 HP||Max RPM: 4800-5400 rpm|
|Torque: 740 lb-ft @ 2300-4300 rpm||Transmission: 7G-Tronic AMG Speedshift Plus|
|0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds||Maximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)|
Engine & Performance
Under the hood is a 6.0 bi-turbo V12 engine, capable of 630 horsepower to go with a whopping and 738 pound-feet of torque.
The engine is mated to a 7 speed "AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-Tronic" transmission. The AMG S65 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in an amazingly quick 4.2 seconds and is electronically regulated to a top speed of 155 mph.
The meaner appearance to the 2014 S65 AMG begins up front with larger air intakes on either side of a redesigned six-twin louver grille. Extra down force is provided by a new chrome front splitter. The headlights are LED, same as the S63.
The side sill panels are also done in chrome, as is the rear diffuser. If you think that's too much shine, Mercedes will tone down those items with a high gloss black covering.
The rear view finds new taillights and a modified trunk line as well as four exhaust outlets.
Inside it is more lavish than the S63 AMG. The seats are done in Nappa leather highlighted by diamond stitching which is also evident on the door panels and headliner.