2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Debuts With V-12 Power

Despite what its higher numerical badge might suggest, the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe isn't actually any quicker off the line than the V-8-powered S63 AMG coupe. But that doesn't really bother buyers, explains AMG boss Tobias Moers, because, "There are AMG fans for whom our V-12 biturbo engine is the measure of all things."

Just as the S550 and S63 AMG coupes closely mimic the sedan versions, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe is simply a two-door version of the S65 AMG sedan that was shown at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show. At its heart is a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine good for 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission (which has a wet clutch instead of a torque converter) directs that power to the rear wheels -- no 4Matic all-wheel-drive is offered, unlike on the S63 AMG. As a result of the difficulty in delivering that power to the road through just two wheels, the S65 AMG coupe is one-tenth of a second slower to 60 mph than the S63 AMG, at 4.0 seconds, although both cars have an impressive top speed of 186 mph.

Along with the engine, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe receives a smattering of chassis upgrades. The AMG sport suspension features Active Curve Control, which leans into turns to keep occupants more comfortable, as well as Road Surface Scan and Magic Body Control, which "read" the road surface and adjust the suspension to filter out bumps and imperfections. The S65 AMG has unique suspension tuning compared to other S-Class coupe models, as well as enlarged brakes with gray-painted calipers. Carbon-ceramic brakes are optional and 20 percent lighter than the standard steel ones. The car rides on 20-inch wheels with 16 twisted spokes, which have a special screw-on center cap designed to mimic the look of racing-style center-lock wheels.

Visual differentiation begins with unique front and rear fascias, new side skirts, and striking dual chrome exhaust tips. The S65 AMG coupe also benefits from a Nappa leather interior, stainless-steel door sill plates, a three-spoke steering wheel, and a speedometer that reads to 220 mph. Standard equipment includes a color head-up display, a Burmester surround-sound system, push-button start, and adaptive cruise control.

Pricing for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe has yet to be announced, but we expect it to cost a little more than the S65 sedan, which stickers for $224,625 after destination and gas guzzler taxes. Order books for the S65 AMG coupe open this summer, with the first cars reaching U.S. showrooms by the end of the year.

Adam James
Johnathan Acosta I would take that anyday !!!!
Johnathan Acosta
Adam James that's what I'm talking about!!!!
I'm definitely not the target customer for this car, but I really can't get excited for this thing. MB's new style language is bland and the tack-on "spirt trim" doesn't help it. If I had the money, I'd get a top end Jag. A V12 makes the car exclusive at least, but it'll still be worth 1/4 it's sticker price in 3 years.
Jacques René Delange
One Mercedes Never
Pursuing WO
I love it. I wrote up a comparison to the Bentley GT Speed on my blog. I think these two cars will make for some great head to head comparisons. http://wp.me/p4Khsw-96
Tarek Sawaf
Ahmad because u want a sports car?
Clifton Howell
Stepan Emirzian
Love it.....I just can't afford it :(
Karl Thacker
Considering how rarely you'd use that HP, I'd rather have less power with a lower price.
Adam Singletery
What's the fuel economy for this thing? But then it doesn't matter if you buy this thing.
Angus B Haggis
How much?! Are you on the Rob Ford train to Pigglesville?! Jezuz
Georges Boutros
Not bad, but I need more torque
Dakota Jacob Harms
The world needs more v12s. good for them.
Robert May
A quarter of a million dollars?? Overpriced, but a nice car.
Ahmad Zamzam
Bro y on earth wud i want 2 ever ride sls if am riding this classy elegant monster
Tarek Sawaf
Ahmad Zamzam more like a Bentley than an sls so it doesn't excite me
Ross Mazin
Oh shut up
Nicholas Vandermeer
A car isn't sexy, ppl r not things
Ross Mazin
Calvin Malone
Paul Wormwitdafade Mason Jr.
Jaydeep Vaghasiya
I become automobile My email=jaydeepvaghasiya3180@gmail.com
Leoghann MacAlister
Spammer go home.
Jordan Evans
More crap from zee germans...
Vipin P Abraham
Kyree S. Williams
I love it.
Kyree S. Williams
I'm a *huge* Bentley fan...but honestly, I'd be hard-pressed to choose...
Manoj Saxena
Pawan Sharma
Jack Geerer
$225k Lmao whoever buys this is an idiot.
Jack Geerer
Twin Turbo V8s can make the same power...
Marc Hamady
Just another overpriced overrated Mercedes. Would rather have a Bentley Continental GT.
Ahmad Zamzam
This is the real deal Tarek Sawaf
Jonathan Howell
Deciding between the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed(626hp, 606lb-ft) and this new S65 Coupe would be an awfully tough choice. Something you would never say about last year's CL. 

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