2018 Mercedes-AMG S65: Facelifted looks, same V12 twin turbo

The 2018 model year facelift for the Mercedes-AMG S65 sedan has a new lights, bumpers, and upgrades, but the same 6-liter twin turbo V12 engine as before.

Part of the facelifted W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class range, the Mercedes-AMG S65 sedan still has the same handcrafted 6-liter twin turbo V12 gas engine with

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 has lightly revised styling, but the same 6-liter twin-turbo V12 with 463kW (621hp) between 4,800 and 5,400 rpm, and 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) between 2,300 and 4,300 rpm.

The 0-60mph time is 4.2s (the twin turbo 4-liter V8 S63 4Matic+ has a 0-60mph time of 3.4s). Top speed is limited to 186mph (300km/h).

While S63 is all wheel drive, the S65 is rear wheel drive only, and has a standard 7-speed automatic.

Also standard is Magic Body Control height adjustable air suspension that scans the road ahead, compound aluminum braking system, and speed sensitive steering.

Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson

News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.