Mercedes S65 AMG coupe to cost £183k

Mercedes S65 AMG coupe to cost £183k

V12-powered S-class coupé to cost £183,065 when order books open this week, with first deliveries towards the end of this year

Mercedes-Benz has crowned its new S-class coupé line-up with the S65 AMG, which will cost from £183,065 when order books open later this week. First deliveries of the range-topping model are expected towards the end of this year.

Powering the S65 AMG coupé is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine with 621bhp and 738lb ft of torque. That’s enough to allow the model to reach 62mph in 4.1 seconds – one tenth of a second faster than the S63 AMG coupé – with a limited top speed of 155mph. Mercedes also says the S65 is capable of returning up to 23.7mpg, alongside CO2 emissions of 279g/km.

The engine is coupled to Mercedes’ seven-speed automatic transmission, with three modes dubbed Controlled Efficiency, Sporty and Manual selectable by the driver. 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 adustments. Inside, an AMG sports steering wheel features alongside new sports seats, while standard equipment includes a head-up display and Mercedes’ touchpad-controlled infotainment system.

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