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2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Revealed Photo:
 
 
Mike Stevens | Jul, 15 2014 | 1 Comment

Mercedes AMG has followed the March unveiling of its heroic S 63 coupe with the hotly anticipated flagship model: the V12 S 65 AMG Coupe.

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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