We already knew that the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe will make its debut this summer, so it is not a surprise that the German manufacturer unveiled the new vehicle today. As expected, the new S65 AMG Coupe is powered by the same engine found on the S65 AMG Sedan, which means it uses a 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates 630 hp (463 kW) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque.
As a result, the S65 AMG Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Fuel consumption is 11.9 litres per 100 km as per NEDC combined, while CO2 emissions are 279 g/km.
The engine is mated to the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic that delivers the power to the rear wheels and offers three driving modes - Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S) and Manual (M) – by pushing a button on the centre console. ECO Start/Stop function is also available and activated in Contolled Efficiency (C) mode.
In addition, the S65 AMG Coupe comes with a lithium-ion battery as standard, which has a capacity of 78 Ah and brings a weight saving of 20 kg. What’s more interesting is that the vehicle comes with an AMG sports suspension based on Magic Body Control that delivers an incomparable driving sensation.
The standard combination of Active Body Control (ABC), ROAD SURFACE SCAN and curve tilting function is unique. As standard, the car gets 20-inch forged wheels in a multi-spoke design. Behind the wheels we find the optional ceramic high-performance composite brake system, which is 20 percent lighter.
Although the design is not new as we already seen the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe, the S65 AMG Coupe features V12-specific features such as the chrome-trimmed large central Mercedes star on the front apron, the "twin blade" radiator grille, all of the air intake grilles, the trim strip on the "A-wing", the side flics (air deflector elements) and the front splitter.
At the side, we find the ‘V12 Biturbo’ lettering on the wings and high-sheen chrome inserts in the side skirts. At the rear there is an AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes in V12 design and a distinctive diffuser insert painted in high-gloss black.
The trim element forms an effective contrast: It echoes the design of the "A-wings" on the front apron and is finished in high-sheen chrome. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG starts at 244,009 euros in Germany, including 19% VAT. The market launch will take place at the end of September and we will see the new car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. [source: Daimler]