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The new Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG 2014_01Mercedes-AMG is presenting the new Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG simultaneously at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show. As a top-of-the-line model, the S 65 AMG features a V12 biturbocharged engine with an output of 463 kW (630 hp) and 1000 Nm. The AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic in the S 65 AMG has three individual transmission modes, which can be selected at the press of a button in the centre console: Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S) and Manual (M). The ECO start/stop function is always activated in “C” mode.

The Mercedes-Benzs S 65 AMG comes as standard with the AMG sports suspension based on Magic Body Control. The new S-Class is the first car in the world able to recognise road surface undulations in advance. If Road Surface Scan detects such undulations with the help of the stereo camera, Magic Body Control adjusts the suspension in advance to suit the situation. The Comfort and Sport modes are available for a driver-defined suspension setup. While AMG-specific elastokinematics on the 4-link front axle and multi-link independent rear suspension make for greater directness when a dynamic driving style is adopted, the AMG sports suspension based on Magic Body Control ensures the proverbial Mercedes long-distance comfort.

Electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering with variable steering ratio is the perfect complement this greatly enhances vehicle handling and agility while maintaining driving safety at high speeds. In Comfort suspension mode, the AMG speed-sensitive sports steering enhances comfort by providing more steering assistance. If the “Sport” suspension setting is selected, on the other hand, the driver feels a more sportily stiff level of steering assistance. The pre-programmed curves for power assistance enhance feedback from the roadway and steering precision.

The S 65 AMG is equipped as standard with ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist. Targeted braking intervention at the inside rear wheel results in defined cornering of the vehicle and ensures greater agility when taking corners at high speed. There is no irritating understeer when turning into corners. For the first time, the S 65 AMG is available exclusively with AMG forged light-alloy wheels. This design reduces weight while increasing strength. The result is lower unsprung masses, giving advantages in terms of handling and spring/damper element response. In the standard specification, the S 65 AMG is fitted with AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, ceramic, high-gloss polished – front: 8.5 x 20, rear: 9.5 x 20, tyre sizes 255/40 R 20 and 285/35 R 20.

Extremely short stopping distances and rapid deceleration are a given for any AMG high-performance car. And the Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG is no exception as it is equipped with a weight-optimised AMG high-performance composite braking system. An AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system is also available as an option. The more than 20 percent lighter design ensures lower unsprung masses as well as enhanced driving dynamics, agility and ride comfort. In addition, the system has a longer service life, is more resistant to corrosion and has higher thermal stability. The AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system has front brake discs with a diameter of 420 millimetres and is recognisable by the “AMG Carbon Ceramic” logo on the specially painted brake callipers.

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