Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
From Mercedes press: Beyond all the racing trophies earned in the storied legacy of AMG—the high-performance arm of Mercedes-Benz—one small plaque tells an even greater story. Affixed atop each AMG engine, it bears the signature of the single master technician who assembled it from race-proven components with his own hands. The superlatively engineered automobile which houses this engine will go forth to achieve imposing results in virtually every dimension of performance. But no matter what numbers it generates—horsepower and pound-feet, mph and rpm, or seconds and g’s—every measure of an S63 AMG or S65 AMG starts with “one.”
AMG-developed engines. With reduced displacement, numerous innovations and twin turbochargers, the all-new 5.5-liter Direct Injection V-8 of the S63 AMG outputs a thunderous 536 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000–4,500 rpm. Along with substantially improved efficiency and emissions, 0–60 mph arrives in just 4.4 seconds.19 Not to be outdone, the S65 AMG reaches 60 mph in a scant 4.2 seconds, courtesy of a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 generating 621 hp @ 4,800 rpm and the highest torque output of any AMG engine to date: 738 lb-ft @ 2,000–4,000 rpm.
SPEEDSHIFT transmissions. The 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT automatic of the S63 AMG offers three driving modes: Controlled Efficiency, Sport and a paddle-shifted Manual mode with lightning-quick 100-millisecond shifts. A wet startup clutch eliminates the power losses of a traditional torque converter. The reinforced 5-speed SPEEDSHIFT automatic of the S65 AMG offers Sport, Comfort and Manual modes that also alter the throttle and suspension profiles.
AMG-enhanced chassis. The Active Body Control (ABC) fully active suspension features AMG-specific calibration and driver-selectable Sport and Comfort modes. In its firmest setting, ABC virtually eliminates body roll in corners. The adaptive brakes feature massive perforated, ventilated composite discs and dual front calipers. Lightweight yet highly rigid 20" AMG twin 5-spoke
alloy wheels—forged on the S65 AMG—wear staggered-width high-performance tires. Swathed in Premium leather (or Exclusive diamond-quilted leather in the S65 AMG), the Drive-Dynamic front seats provide active support in corners. An AMG instrument cluster includes a RACETIMER for timing track laps, while the central analog clock is modeled after the classic IWC® Ingenieur watch.
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