Mercedes-Benz reveals thumping 621bhp S65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz reveals thumping 621bhp S65 AMG

One of the best ways of going terrifically fast in the most opulent of surroundings just got better.

That's because Mercedes-Benz has just released its range-topping S-Class: the S65 AMG.Mercedes had already released a fairly quick S-Class in the form of the 577bhp S63 AMG but, as per the previous generation model, it seems that wasn't quite enough for the three-pointed star.

Hence the arrival of the S65, which can boast a massive 621bhp power output – not to mention a monstrous 737lb ft of torque.

As you might expect, performance isn't an issue: 62mph comes up in a shade over four seconds, while the top speed is electronically restricted to 155mph.

Under the bonnet sit a 6.0-litre V12 with not one, but two turbos bolted onto it. It also features a raft of exotic features, such as an aluminium crank case, a forged crankshaft, multi-spark ignition, and an air-to-water intercooler.

Drive comes through just the rear wheels, through AMG's Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic gearbox.

The S65 AMG will also feature as standard the remarkable Magic Body Control feature that's available elsewhere in the S-Class range.

This feature reads the road ahead and can adjust the suspension in advance, effectively cancelling out bumps and ruts in the road surface.

As you'd expect, the interior is replete with luxurious trimmings and cutting-edge technology, with a raft of standard features and, should your wallet be able to bear the brunt, a plethora of options also available.

Of course, a chunky wallet will be required simply to own the S65 AMG in the first place – UK pricing has yet to be released, but expect it to cost somewhere in the region of £150,000.

Want to see more of one of the world's fastest luxury limos? Check out our slide show below!

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