In the world of luxury and performance automobiles, a few name stand out from the crowd. One of these names ( if not the best of them all) is Mercedes benz. Over the years, the German based auto makers have produced cars which are not only good on statistics and rating but also good on the road for real.
Through their sports and luxury division, AMG, mercedes Benz has been on top of the game when it comes to giving vehicle lovers cars that impress and can survive any thing thrown at it. The recent of these innovative and awe inspired automobiles is the 2018 S65 AMG.
Coming from the S-class (Benz’s leading luxury brand) and also having tuned by the AMG group, the S65 is a car that has a lot to offer. From power to comfort and its technological innovations, the S65 AMG is just an all in one machine.
With its ideal proportions very and distinctive new details, the redesigned 2018 S-Class is more majestic and more athletic. From the chrome double bar grille to its strong rear shoulders, this car clearly conveys the power and strength within. Its unusually crisp body creases, impressive tight tolerances, and awesome LED illumination make it the new S-class a true embodiment of confidence and positive advancement of a rich.
The AMG-design lower bodywork reveals the performance side of the AMG S 65 with style and substantial presence. Large, functional mesh air intakes in the deep front are presented in sparkling chrome. Their airflow design outlines them in gloss black with a thin chrome highlight. The exhaust sills also feature chrome inserts four trapezoidal tailpipes, which is a signature AMG V12 detail.
The 2018 s65 AMG claims to be the first car without a single lightbulb since the advent of electric lighting in automobiles. From the headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lamps to its vertical taillamps with intriguing “Stardust” technology, long-lasting and energy-efficient LEDs accomplish every exterior lighting function of the S65. LEDs also offer quicker lightening.
Ultralight weight 20-inch AMG forged-alloy wheels with a brilliant polished finish adorns the new SClass and comes as standard. These large wheels are also fitted with low-profile high-performance tires just to make sure that the car not only looks agile but performs as well.
The S65 AMG also comes with a whole bunch of safety, which is expected if you want to be moving about in a car that produces more that 500 horsepower. The safety features include; active brake assist ( alerts you when a vehicle is coming ahead at a speed that might lead to collision), attention assist alerts you through visual and audio signal if the car notices drowsiness on the driver’s face, Active steering assist, Cross wind assist which helps to balance the car from the effect of a strong wind coming from the side on the highway, active blind spot assist, active lane keeping assist, active lane change assist, active parking assist, 9 airbags, and a whole other array of features too many to mention.
While the S-Class cabin is overflowing with advanced technology, thoughtful attention to detail ensures that it’s never overwhelming.
From the extensive hand-tailoring of the leather, an abundance of precisely topstitched upholstery on virtually every surface, with a tantalizing array of exotic, handcrafted wood trim options and aluminum accents, the 2018 S65 offers luxury that can be matched few.
Ventilated seats which come as standard are a luxury you’ll soon consider a necessity. Three levels of heating and cooling ventilation are offered on the seats. By gently circulating air through perforations in the seat and backrest, ventilated seats keep you cooler and your clothes drier during warmer months of the year.
There’s also a seat heating feature, an added enhancement to the standard ventilated front seats, this rapid warming feature quickly replaces the chill of a cold day or evening with almost instant heating of the seat. It then automatically switches to the normal heating settings as soon as the desired temperature is reached.
The rear seats on the new S65 are heated and ventilated to match the front seats with their three levels of heating and cooling ventilation. Also the armrests are heated, providing the same soothing benefits as on the heated seats to your arms and elbows, via the same climate controls, electric heating warms both the front and rear center armrests, plus all the four door armrests.
A very crisp 12.3 inches high-resolution screen uses a high pixel count, a fast refresh rate and automatic adjustment to ambient light to provide display of entertainment, comfort and convenience features, navigation, and customizable vehicle settings and can be controlled via the touch pad controller on the console or the right-hand Touch Control Buttons fitted on the steering wheel.
In addition to this 12.3-inch central display, a second 12.3-inch screen is placed directly in front of the driver. Its displays include a large multifunction menu screen with illustrated and animated menus for performance criteria, settings, vehicle information, and driver-assistance features.
Also, the dual climate control feature on the S-class is so advanced that separate left and right digital temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort either cold or warm. In addition to automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system also senses humidity and windshield fogging.
An integrated filter on the airflow system helps remove dust, pollen and odors from the cabin air. Dual solar sensors team with GPS data to adjust for the angle of the sun,which helps keep cabin temperature consistent.
The panoramic sunroof on the new S65 Offers both front- and rear-seat passengers sweeping skyward views, this fully functional glass sunroof is fitted with a front panel that can either tilt up for ventilation or fully slide over the rear panel for an open-air feeling. Dual interior power shades with controls allow both the driver and each rear passenger to adjust the amount of sunlight that enters the cabin.
Approximately 300 LEDs brings lighting effectiveness and a unique sense of environment to the cabin, without making use of a single conventional lightbulb. From the magnificent ambient lighting system, that offers an expanded variety of colors and themes, to the crisp lighting of the storage areas, footwells and even instrument displays, the lighting concept of the S-Class promotes safer, a less stressful driving and a sense of well-being for all aboard.
On the instrument panel, there’s a new analogue clock which is an exclusively nice addition to the instrumentation. The central analog clock is modeled after the classic IWC Ingenieur sports watch, it´s also a tribute to the car’s thoroughbred racing heritage.
Android Auto on the new S65 brings its own interface and exclusive apps to your car’s in-dash color screen and cockpit controls. Smartphone integration allows you enjoy a variety of audio, entertainment and communication apps via an interface that looks and works like your Android phone.
Since it links to your phone, including the function of google voice recognition, to your car, you can make and receive calls, hear or dictate text messages, navigate to a destination, stream music and many more.
Engine and Transmission
The 2018 mercedes Benz S65 AMG comes with a handcrafted 621-hp 6.0L V12 biturbo engine that puts out a ground-trembling 738 lb-ft of torque. This massively powerful engine is paired to a 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS transmission.
- Well crafted exterior and interior design
- The cabin is very spacious
- Fitted with awesome new technology
- The engine is very powerful
- Low fuel mileage
- Very expensive
The current price of the 2018 S65 AMG starts at $225,000