As it does in sedan form, the company’s familiar 12-cylinder oversized heart beats away below the new coupe’s long bonnet, churning out a huge 463kW and 1000Nm of torque.
Mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and a rear-wheel-drive layout, AMG says the S 65 Coupe will hit 100km/h in 4.1 seconds.
That’s marginally quicker than the rear-wheel-drive S 63 coupe’s 4.3 second run, but the big V12 is still outdone by the S 63 4Matic, which claims a 3.9 second sprint.
Still, the S 65 is a pointer to prestige and exclusivity rather than range-topping performance, and few buyers are likely to lose sleep over drag times.
Top speed in the S 65 is electronically limited to 250km/h, but tick the right box at purchase time and AMG will open that up to a casual 300km/h.
The new flagship also boasts the same active curve-tiling suspension system that debuted with the S-Class Coupe, leaning the body into corners like a motorcycle.
What’s the deal with that? Well, Mercedes says the world-first technology was designed to offer passengers a more comfortable ride through spirited drives.
There’s also a carbon ceramic braking package, but even at this big-spender end, those remain an optional extra.
Styling sees the S 65 wearing an AMG sports kit largely identical to the S 63, including unique bumpers at both ends, chrome mesh grilles, forged 20-inch wheels with an integrated bolt cover, and a quad-exhaust setup at the rear.
In Germany, the S 65 AMG Coupe is priced from €244,009.50, or about 353,750 in Australian dollars.
The S 65 AMG will be making its way to Australia, although timing and pricing is still to be determined.
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