Car Reviews, Opinion

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe – The Epitome of Automotive Luxury and Sport

Mercedes Coupe AMG front
Mercedes Coupe AMG front
Mercedes S65 AMG Coupe

Mercedes’ flag ship S class has served as a beacon of inspiration for the entire auto industry. The new S65 AMG keeps up this long standing tradition and stays true to its ‘ The best or nothing ‘ motto.
Defined as the epitome of luxury, this luxury coupe is truly automotive luxury at its finest. One cannot help but keep repeating the word luxury while describing this car but I will try to minimize its usage as much as possible. Now if you are one of those people who do not understand why the ‘S class’ and ‘Luxury’ go together so well in a sentence then keep reading and you will.

sports benz front seats
Exquisite Interiors

Exclusivity, luxury and sporty define the interiors. The cabin is built with the finest materials that the Germans could lay their hands on. The exclusive Nappa leather being one of them which covers most of the cabin from the seats to the dashboard, door panels and the steering wheel. The AMG sports seats have a diamond pattern layout with the AMG badges displayed on the backrests.

Merc nappa leather coupe interior
AMG Sports seats with Nappa Leather Upholstery

Long rides are no more a worry because these seats are designed for exactly that and to make your journey a really comfortable one. How is that? You might ask. Well, with drive-dynamic seats, electric adjustment, memory function, seat heating, and active ventilation as standard features who wouldn’t be? Going to the Spa for a massage? Why waste time?  With seats that have massage controls including hot stone massage programs, the drive to the spa might as well be more comfortable. A luxurious ride indeed.

Benz Coupe Side alloy wheels
High sheen chrome and 20″ forged alloy wheels

As the car glides past you with its engines purring and putting you under its distinct charm, you can’t help but notice the bold and exquisite look the car has. The first thing that catches your eye is the chrome grille which proudly hosts the beautiful 3 spoke Mercedes Badge. The profile of this S-class is greatly complimented by the high sheen chrome which it sports on the front, side and the back working in combination with the 20″ forged alloy wheels. When it has been
driven past you and the rear is the last thing that you see, it will surely not disappoint. The contours merge gracefully at the back, which then, work in unison with the chromed twin tail pipes and the beautifully designed tail lights. Its sure to leave you staring in the distance even as it disappears over the horizon, leaving you with a longing for another glimpse and your ears ringing in anticipation to hear it go by again.

benz S65 chrome twin exhaust
Chrome twin exhausts

If you take a peak under the hood, you can certainly tell that this car is a beast in the skin of a car. The AMG 6.0 liter V12 bi-turbo engine provides a peak output of 463 Kilo Watt and a maximum torque of 1000 Newton meters. This beast hence accelerates from a stand still to a 100 Km/h in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 250 Km/h which is electronically limited.

Mercedes Benz S65 Engine
Beast under the Hood

According to Mercedes the S65 AMG Coupe beats its rivals by also being highly economical with a fuel consumption of 11.9 liters per 100 Km. The rear axle receives power from a 7 speed automatic transmission which offers three individual modes: Controlled Efficiency, Sport and Manual which can be controlled by pushing a button on the console.

 S65 coupe trispoke steering wheel console
Sports steering wheel in three-spoke design

The pleasure one derives by driving this car might be unexplainable. One can imagine sitting behind the three spoke sports steering wheel with perforated leather in the grip area which allows perfect vehicle control, but imagination only goes so far as your experience has and hence I can neither comment nor elaborate on the driving experience that this car provides. What I can do, is to explain the features, that the Engineers at Mercedes have put in it, to make sure your driving experience is delightfully exquisite.
This coupe has a heads up display which projects key information such as vehicle speed, speed limit, navigation directions and traffic signs. The touch-pad integrated into the hand-rest makes it really easy to operate the telephone, radio and the navigation system.

Curve Tilting function which actually leans the body of the car into corners is listed as a comfort feature to enhance your driving experience and comfort. Magic Body Control adjusts the suspension to minimize the chassis movement due to bad roads by scanning the road ahead as detected by the Road Surface Scan with the help of a stereoscopic camera.
A 360 degree camera, Active Parking Assist, Driving Assistance package Plus, Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Burmester 3D surround system, and Keyless-Go package, comes as standard equipment in the S65 AMG Coupe.

Bottom-line:

A drive in this car either in the passenger or in the driver’s seat is definitely engineered to spoil you for all the other cars out there or until a newer, better S class is released.
If you are one of those people who have the moola to own this exquisite beast of a car then awesome, go ahead and book one. For the rest of you who don’t, then you are probably planning on mortgaging your property and belongings to own this, and you probably might not regret it. Besides who wouldn’t want to drive around in the S65 AMG Coupe?

To enjoy the combination of sport and Luxury, and to drive by in it, just so that you and the car can mock the puny scraps of metal that are just lame excuses for a car when compared to it.

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Shailesh is an Engineering student who loves everything and anything about cars and bikes. While he is not donning the cap of the Automotive expert, he replaces it most often with the tech enthusiast to be followed by the Musical genius cap which is probably self declared and printed by him.