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2007 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG

2007 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG
2007 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:255/40 ZR19 - 275/40 ZR19
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Engine
Type:V12, Biturbo
Displacement cu in (cc):365 (5980)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:604(450) / 4800
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:738(1000) / 2000-4000
Redline at RPM:5950
Exterior
Length Width Height in:n.a.
Weight lb (kg):n.a.
Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:4.2
Top Speed mph (km/h):155 (250) - electronically limited
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):13/20 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2007 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG - $181,500 (last update: 3/27/2007)

The New Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG: In a Class of its Own

The compelling top-of-the-line model of the brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class delivers 612 bhp and reaches peak torque of 738 lb-ft - more than any other vehicle in this segment. The use of the new, innovative AMG high-performance composite brakes with twin sliding callipers at the front further illustrates the unique technological prowess of the powerful AMG Saloon. The standard specification of the new Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG includes a new AMG sports suspension based on Active Body Control, the unmistakable AMG bodystyling, multi-piece 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels and DIRECT SELECT gearshift with AMG steering-wheel gearshift paddles. The powerful AMG Saloon stands self-confidently ahead of the competition, testimony to the outstanding role of Mercedes-AMG GmbH in de-veloping extraordinary vehicles and powerful drive systems.

The new Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG is celebrating its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on January 8, 2006. Its ultra-powerful AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine delivers performance that many sports car drivers can only dream about: it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and 0 to 124 mph in just 13.3 seconds (provisional figures). The top speed is 155 mph (electronically limited).

S 65 AMG's Twelve-Cylinder Biturbo Engine with Know-How from Motorsport

This exclusive performance is made possible by the 5980-cc V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG. The engine's credentials are outstanding: maximum output of 604 bhp is maintained from 4,750 to 5,100 rpm, while the maximum torque of 738 lb-ft can be called on from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm. Even as low as 1,000 rpm, the AMG V12 biturbo engine already delivers 420 lb-ft of torque to the crankshaft, while 554 lb-ft is on tap at 1,500 rpm. When designing and building the V12 engine the AMG designers drew on the vast know-how amassed over many years of motorsport involvement. The AMG V12 engine has a precision-balanced crankshaft made out of high-strength materials, forged pistons made out of special material which is extremely resistant to temperature and pressure, a more effective oil-spray cooling system with a separate individual nozzle for each piston plus larger piston pins. The main and big-end bearings are also made out of improved materials to compensate for peak temperatures and pressures more effectively. The charge cycle in the cylinder heads benefits from optimized combustion chambers and longer opening times of the intake valves. A modified oil pump ensures that all lubrication points are supplied with oil - even in highly demanding conditions. An engine oil cooler is integrated into the AMG front apron, with an additional engine coolant radiator located in the wheel arch.

AMG Sports Exhaust System for Typical AMG Twelve-Cylinder Vocals

The AMG sports exhaust system with two twin chrome tailpipes in the new V12 design provides the telltale AMG twelve-cylinder vocals on the new S 65 AMG. The new tri-metallic coating used in the catalytic converters provides a faster response from a cold start, improved emission control as well as longer life. Naturally the S 65 AMG fulfils all standard exhaust emissions limits such as EU4. The ultra-powerful twelve-cylinder unit takes the specific requirements of the U.S. market such as LEV II, "On-Board Diagnosis II" and oxygen sensor diagnosis in its stride.

Unmistakable AMG Bodystyling Creates a Distinctive Look

Hallmark Mercedes elegance coupled with distinctive sportiness - the first impression you get from the new S 65 AMG. The new AMG bodystyling is combined superbly with the pronounced flared wheel arches, providing a markedly poised and assured appearance. At the front the redesigned AMG front apron with enlarged air intakes adds an athletic touch. The two slanted struts and integrated round fog lamps set in chrome rings make the S-Class look even wider and lower. The side skirts take up the line of the AMG front apron and emphasize the dynamic feel of the side view; all reinforced through the "V12 biturbo" lettering on the front wings.

The new multi-piece 19-inch five-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels with a star on the centre of the wheel painted in titanium grey blend harmoniously into the overall lines and represent additional highlights. The powerful AMG bodystyling design of the rear apron and the AMG sports exhaust system comprising two combined twin tailpipes in the new V12 design provide the perfect finishing touches.

Exclusive Interior Appointments with Multicontour Seats

The exclusive interior appointments fit in perfectly with the dynamic exterior: open the door and the S 65 AMG welcomes the driver with a large AMG logo in the AMG instrument cluster's central display. The integrated custom AMG main menu constantly displays the gear currently selected as well as recommending when to shift up to the next gear. The AMG instrument cluster with its 360-km/h dial discreetly indicates the performance of the S 65 AMG.

The extensive burr walnut trim, the "Exclusive PASSION" leather upholstery and the AMG dynamic sports seats with their own distinctive design add that touch of distinctive flair. The AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with its specially sculpted rim and the AMG aluminum gearshift paddles with "up" and "down" lettering is a joy to hold and behold. One of the most eye-catching features in the interior of the new S 65 AMG is the exclusive analogue clock with its "IWC Ingenieur" design in the centre console. High-quality AMG door sill panels provide the finishing touch for the interior.
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