Mercedes-Benz has announced the range topper for its new S-class coupé line-up, in the form of the S 65 AMG. Order books open later this week with first deliveries expected towards the end of this year.
Powering the S 65 AMG coupé is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine with 621bhp and 102kgm of torque. That's enough to allow the model to reach 100kph in a claimed 4.1 seconds – one-tenth of a second faster than the S 63 AMG coupé – with a limited top speed of 250kph.
The engine is coupled to Mercedes' seven-speed automatic transmission, with three modes dubbed Controlled Efficiency, Sporty and Manual. A start-stop function is also available.
Other technologies included on the new model is a lithium-ion battery, which saves up to 20kg over a conventional setup. Also fitted is Mercedes' Magic Body Control Suspension system, which allows the car to 'lean' into corners to improve handling.
AMG 20-inch alloy wheels are fitted all-round, alongside a new sports exhaust and minor bodywork adjustments. Inside, an AMG sports steering wheel features along with new sports seats, while standard equipment includes a head-up display and Mercedes' touchpad-controlled infotainment system.
First Published: Jul 15, 2014 18:29 IST