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  • 1. The new S 65 AMG CoupéUnique Exclusivity and performanceAffalterbach. The S 65 AMG Coupé is the new twelve-cylindertop-of-the-range model in the S-Class Coupé series. Unique drivecomfort, benchmark performance and exquisite appointments areall hallmarks of this two-door vehicle. The irresistible contours ofthe V12 Coupé are accentuated by a host of expressive designelements in high-sheen chrome. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturboengine, with an output of 463 kW (630 hp) and 1000 newtonmetres of torque, is unique in its segment, as is the AMG sportssuspension, based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL with curve tiltingfunction and ROAD SURFACE SCAN.Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMGGmbH: "There are AMG fans for whom our V12 biturbo engine is themeasure of all things. For this clientele we have developed a unique carin the form of the new S 65 AMG Coupé. From driving dynamics tocomfort and equipment –our new twelve-cylinder coupé surpasses even the highest ofexpectations."Mercedes-AMG's unique range and long V12 traditionCoupé, Saloon, Roadster and Off-roader: following the S 65 AMG, theSL 65 AMG and the G 65 AMG, the new S 65 AMG Coupé is the fourthAMG high-performance car with a V12 engine. No other car manufacturerin the world offers such a wide portfolio of twelve-cylinder vehicles asMercedes-AMG. Back in 2003 the performance brand of Mercedes-Benzpresented a coupé with a powerful V12 biturbo engine in the form of theDaimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler Brand14 July 2014Press Information
  • 2. CL 65 AMG (C215 model series). Its successor, the CL 65 AMG (C216model series) was available between 2007 and 2014 and was the directpredecessor to the new S 65 AMG Coupé.Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 2
  • 3. Key data at a glance:S 65 AMG CoupéDisplacement 5980 ccOutput 463 kW (630 hp)at 4800-5400 rpmMax. torque 1000 Nmat 2300-4300 rpmFuel consumption, NEDCcombined 11.9 l/100 kmCO2 emissions 279 g/kmEfficiency class GAcceleration 0-100 km/h 4.1 sTop speed 250 km/h** Electronically limitedTwelve-cylinder engines are still considered the pinnacle of enginedesign. Among connoisseurs the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine inparticular is seen as an outstanding example of its type. Open thebonnet of the S 65 AMG Coupé, and it is immediately obvious why: theexclusive carbon fibre/aluminium engine cover is synonymous with theexceptional strengths of the V12 engine, built in Affalterbach accordingto the "one man, one engine" principle. Apart from serving as an AMGhallmark confirming superlative precision and production quality, theAMG engine plate bearing the engine technician's signature is also aclear testament to the peerless DNA of Mercedes-Benz's high-performancebrand.A sensational drive and effortlessly superior performanceThe AMG V12 delivers a peak output of 463 kW (630 hp) and amaximum torque of 1000 newton metres – resulting in effortlesslysuperior performance: the S 65 AMG Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (electronicallylimited). In other respects too the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engineassures a sensational drive: stylish drive comfort, tremendous pullingpower and effortless power delivery in all speed ranges are coupledwith refined engine running characteristics and the distinctive typicalsound of the AMG V12.Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 3
  • 4. A glance at the consumption and emissions figures shows that theAMG V12 is fit for the future: with fuel consumption of 11.9 litres per100 kilometres as per NEDC combined (equivalent to 279 g/km CO2),the S 65 AMG Coupé is significantly more economical than all of itsrivals. Compared with the previous CL 65 AMG model, consumptionhas been reduced by 2.4 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined).The twelve-cylinder top-of-the-range model complies with the EU6emissions standard.Technical highlights of the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine:• Biturbocharging• Aluminium crankcase• Forged crankshaft in high-grade alloy steel• Multi-spark ignition with 12 twin-spark ignition units• Air-to-water intercooler with low-temperature circuit• Alternator management• ECO start/stop functionPower transmission with three individual driving modesThe AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC is responsible fortransmitting power to the rear axle. The transmission offers threeindividual modes: the driver can choose between Controlled Efficiency(C), Sport (S) and Manual (M) by pushing a button on the centreconsole. Sport and Manual emphasise the vehicle's dynamism: theultimate emotional appeal and tangible sportiness are ensured by thebrief, precisely defined cutback of ignition and injection when shifting upa gear under full load. This shortens shift times and lends an audiblymore emotive tone to gearshifts. The ECO start/stop function isactivated in transmission mode "C".Lithium-ion battery reduces weight by over 20 kgThe S 65 AMG Coupé features a lithium-Ion battery as standard. Thisinnovative technology offers numerous advantages over a conventionalbattery concept: with a capacity of 78 Ah, the lithium-ion batteryreplaces both the starter battery and the backup battery – resulting in aDaimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 4
  • 5. weight saving of over20 kg.Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 5
  • 6. AMG sports suspension with curve tilting functionThe AMG sports suspension based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL deliversan incomparable driving sensation. The standard combination of ActiveBody Control (ABC), ROAD SURFACE SCAN and curve tilting function isunique. This function allows the S 65 AMG Coupé to lean into bends in amanner similar to a motorcyclist or skier. The lateral acceleration acting onthe occupants is similar to driving in a banked curve. On country roads inparticular, the curve tilting function heightens motoring enjoyment andcomfort. The object is not to reach higher cornering speeds, but to producean even more pleasant motoring experience. The curve tilting function canbe selected as one of three drive modes using the ABC switch; it is activein the speed range from 15 to 180 km/h.On bends the vehicle inclines automatically and continuously in fractionsof a second – depending on the curve radius and vehicle speed. Theinnovative suspension system detects curves using both a stereo camerabehind the windscreen, registering the curvature of the road up to 15metres ahead, and an additional lateral acceleration sensor. The curvetilting function is making its debut in the S 63 AMG Coupé and S 65 AMGCoupé.ROAD SURFACE SCAN is a technology that can detect surfaceundulations in advance with the help of a stereo camera. MAGIC BODYCONTROL then adjusts the suspension in advance to suit the situation,effectively compensating for irritating chassis movement. Bothsuspension modes - "Comfort" and "Sport" - are also available here. Inaddition the AMG sports suspension on theS 65 AMG Coupé features specific elastokinematics – the drivertherefore benefits from more directness with a dynamic driving styleSpeed-sensitive sports steering with variable steering ratioThe electromechanical speed-sensitive sports steering with variablesteering ratio perfectly complements the sophisticated suspensiontechnology: it optimises vehicle handling and agility while maintainingdriving safety at high speeds. In "Comfort" suspension mode, thespeed-sensitive sports steering enhances comfort by providing moresteering assistance. If the "Sport" suspension setting is selected, on theDaimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 6
  • 7. other hand, the driver feels a sportily stiff level of steering assistance.The pre-programmed curves for power assistance enhance feedbackfrom the road surface and steering precision.Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 7
  • 8. Polished forged wheels with fully integrated wheel bolt coverThe S 65 AMG Coupé features forged wheels in a multi-spoke design,size8.5 x 20 at the front and 9.5 x 20 at the rear, with 255/40 R 20 and285/35 R 20 tyres. The exclusive forged wheels of the V12 Coupéfascinate with their exceptional design which represents acontemporary interpretation of the classic sports car rims: each of the16 spokes twists so that the light-catching contours radiate to thecentre of the wheel hub. The effect: the wheel gives the impression ofbeing even bigger.The matchless visual superiority of the ceramically polished, high-sheenAMG forged wheels is the result of an elaborate finishingprocess: initial polishing is followed by manual grinding of the light-alloywheels. Two polishing stages using different grinding pellets ensure thedesired deep sheen. Having been cleaned, the wheels undergo finaltreatment, including sealing with clear varnish.As standard the forged wheels feature a high-quality, screw-on, fullyintegrated wheel bolt cover in forged aluminium. Its shape isreminiscent of a centre lock as seen in motorsport. The AMG letteringis incorporated into the rim as a design element. Three further forgedwheels in the same format are available as optional alternatives – onedesign variant with a matt black finish and high-sheen rim flange.Optional ceramic high-performance composite brake systemThe AMG high-performance composite brake system features brakecallipers with a grey finish. Red callipers are available as an option. Aceramic high-performance composite brake system is available as anoption. The design, which is more than 20 percent lighter, ensureslower unsprung masses as well as enhanced driving dynamics, agilityand ride comfort.Design: irresistible contours, lavishly accentuated withchromeDaimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 8
  • 9. Supreme sportiness combined with the sensual clarity typical ofMercedes-Benz – the irresistible contours of the S 65 AMG Coupé are acaptivating sight. V12-specific features include the countless designelements in high-sheen chrome at the front, sides and rear which areparticularly effective in conjunction with dark paintwork: the large centralMercedes star on the front apron, the "twin blade" radiator grille, all of theair intake grilles, the trim strip on the "A-wing", the side flics (air deflectorelements) and the front splitter are chromed-trimmed. The three-dimensionalfront splitter reduces lift at the front axle, while the gapabove the front splitter ensures an effective flow of air to the separateengine oil cooler behind it.At the side, the eye is drawn to the "V12 BITURBO" lettering on thewings and the high-sheen chrome inserts in the side skirts – whichharmonise perfectly with the high-sheen polished forged wheels. Therear view is also memorable: the AMG sports exhaust system's twochromed twin tailpipes in V12 design are integrated into the rear apron.Above the distinctive diffuser insert, painted in high-gloss black, the trimelement forms an effective contrast: It echoes the design of the "A-wings"on the front apron and is finished in high-sheen chrome.Interior: equipment, quality and ambience of the higheststandardThe extraordinary character is also evident on the inside: the S 65 AMGCoupé welcomes its occupants with an incomparably exquisiteambience. This two-door car features the finest materials, the highestmanufacturing quality and an extensive range of standard equipment.In visual terms, the interior is dominated by the sports seats. Theupholstery in designo AMG Exclusive nappa leather with seatupholstery layout in a diamond-pattern design boasts delineatedperforations: the perforations deliberately avoid the areas wherestitching features in the nappa leather. The result is exceptionally neatseams and an unrivalled impression of quality.Exclusively developed AMG sports seats ensure optimal long-distancecomfort. Electric adjustment, memory function, seat heating and climatecontrol are standard features. More contoured seat cushions andbackrests improve lateral support when cornering at speed. High-Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 9
  • 10. quality AMG badges feature as standard on all four backrests, and theAMG logo is embossed on the front centre console.Other features of the Exclusive package include the nappa leather roofliner, a leather-lined dashboard, door centre panels in a diamond-patterndesign, leather-clad roof grab handles, chromed door pins andAMG stainless steel door sill panels, illuminated in white. Customersordering designo AMG Exclusive nappa leather upholstery are able tochoose between black, porcelain/espresso brown, saddle brown/blackand crystal grey/black.New sports steering wheel in three-spoke designThe new three-spoke sports steering wheel allows perfect vehiclecontrol. It features shift paddles, a distinctly contoured rim, trimmedwith perforated leather in the grip area, and a metal insert featuringAMG lettering.Another typical AMG speciality is the AMG instrument cluster:information on the engine speed, vehicle speed and much moreappears on two animated round dials on the 31.2 centimetre, high-resolutioncolour TFT display. The typography, the needles in red/silver,the speedometer with its 360 km/h scale and the "V12 BITURBO"lettering in the rev counter all have a specifically AMG look. When thedriver's door is opened, an AMG start-up screen appears on the right-handdisplay, while an animated S 65 AMG Coupé appears in theinstrument cluster.Extensive standard equipment with head-up display andtouchpadThe extensive range of standard equipment for the S 65 AMG Coupéincludes the head-up display and the touchpad. The head-up displayprojects key information such as the vehicle speed, speed limits,navigation directions, traffic signs and information from DISTRONICPLUS onto the windscreen. The visualisation of the engine speed andthe current gear is exclusive to AMG. In Manual transmission mode, acoloured upshift bar and the possible gears for a manual gear changeare also protected onto the windscreen. The virtual colour display,measuring 21 x 7 centimetres, appears to hover above the bonnet at aDaimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 10
  • 11. distance of around two metres from the driver. The innovativeMercedes-Benz touchpad makes it significantly easier to operate theradio, telephone and navigation system. In contrast to conventionalsystems, the touchpad can be used to operate all of the infotainmentfunctions. The input area is approximately 6.5 x 4.5 centimetres in sizeand is integrated into the handrest with a cover for the keypad.Intelligent Drive: new standards in safetyThe S 65 AMG Coupé also sets new standards in terms of active andpassive safety: what began with PRE-SAFE® ten years ago andcontinued with DISTRONIC PLUS is now leading to a new dimension indriving. Comfort and safety have merged into one. Mercedes-Benzcalls this Intelligent Drive. New systems make the new S-Class Coupéeven more comfortable and safe.Standard equipment for the S 65 AMG Coupé includes (selection):· 360° camera· Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC· Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system· Driving Assistance package Plus, including DISTRONIC PLUS withSteering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE® Brake, BAS PLUSwith Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active LaneKeeping Assist and PRE-SAFE® PLUS· Seat Comfort package for driver and front passenger· Upholstery in AMG Exclusive nappa leather· KEYLESS-GO packageOrders can now be placed for the S 65 AMG Coupé. The marketlaunch at Mercedes-Benz sales outlets and authorised dealerships willtake place at the end of September.S 65 AMG Coupé: €244,009.50Recommended retail price for Germany, incl. 19% VATDaimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 11
  • 12. Contacts:Birgit Zaiser, Press and Public Relations Mercedes-AMG,tel.: +49 (0)7144 302-581, birgit.zaiser@daimler.comNorbert Giesen, Global Product Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars,tel.: +49 (0)711 17-76422, norbert.giesen@daimler.comFurther information about Mercedes-Benz is available and www.mercedes-benz.comDaimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/GermanyMercedes-Benz – A Daimler BrandPage 12
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