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.



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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.