MercedesBenz S65 AMG for when power doesn't corrupt absolutely…

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Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Base

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG – for when power corrupt absolutely

The British and moralist, Lord Acton, famously said “Power to corrupt, and absolute power absolutely”, so one wonders what make of Mercedes twin-turbocharged S65 AMG, now with 621bhp (up 603bhp).

This is the third-generation based on the new S-Class, which go on sale from April priced from around The S65 has been with us since with the second generation (V being produced between and 2013.

It continues to be the world’s powerful series-production saloon – also conspicuously self-indulgent in a where cars (although not limousines) achieve more 50mpg and emit less 100 g/km of CO2.

If you must ask, the S65 AMG achieves mpg and 279 g/km, although you’d to be driving like a saint to achieve this… and what be the fun in that? Mercedes say it’s world’s most fuel-efficient V12 saloon”, which is a bit like Ivan the Terrible was a nicer than Genghis Khan.

If like to own an S-Class, while good social conscience, always the S 350 Blue TEC which 0 to 62mph performance in 6.8 seconds, reach 155mph and yet still 51.4mpg and 146 g/km of CO2.

The S65 AMG is the very antithesis of the Blue TEC it’s also a very kind of car to drive.

For a start 1000Nm (737lb-ft) at the driver’s which makes it a wonderful on our increasingly crowded roads – is delivered in a singular seamless making it a wonderfully relaxing to drive.

Of course there’s the S63 AMG, powered by a 5.5-litre V8 and 577bhp and 900Nm of torque. a little slower to 62mph seconds versus 4.3 seconds) and a more frugal (28.0 mpg and 237 but Mercedes are confident the S65 is worth the £40,000 over its AMG sibling.

As in the SL65 AMG, the engine is to AMG’s Speedshift Plus seven-speed automatic gearbox, the five-speed fitted in the previous S65 The new box features three driving including Sport (S) and Manual (M) and Efficiency (C), while an ECO function is activated in transmission “C”.

Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Base

Like the S63 AMG, the S65 AMG a lithium-ion battery which 20kg over a conventional it still tips the scales at 2.1 tonnes, but as a famous supermarket says ‘every little

As you’d expect of the range-topping of Mercedes’ most expensive it’s packed to the gunwales every conceivable technology, but are a few which Mercedes seem proud of; the AMG sports suspension on magic body control as standard with ‘road scan’, the world’s first with eyes – this twin cameras to scan the surface and adjust the suspension in while ‘Comfort’ and ‘Sport’ are selected.

Mercedes also use a new system to operate the radio, and navigation system, which the same gesture-based controls as a or tablet while providing to all the car’s infotainment functions. The surface is integrated into the of the central control unit, for safe and comfortable use with an user interface.

As befits a top AMG model, the S65 AMG features unique styling features 20-inch forged light-alloy and huge 420 millimetre high-performance brakes topped off with red brake calipers. Body includes a twin louvres V12 grille, front apron three large cooling air and quad AMG sports exhaust chrome-plated tailpipes.

To further itself from the S63, range-topper wears ‘V12 lettering on the wings and a ‘S 65 AMG’ badge on the boot lid – both in a new

The S65 AMG will be revealed simultaneously at the and Los Angeles motor shows week, before going on in April 2014.

Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Base


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