2013 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG Sedan 300The Mercedes S-Class is one of the leading luxury sedans available in the market these days. The S-Class of the German brand is one of those vehicle lineups that are built to deliver high end performance, classy feel, luxury, head turning look and soothing and comfortable traveling hours. The lineup is comprised of six trims however, the top of the lineup is the Mercedes Benz S65 AMG. The German automaker slightly upgraded the S-Class for the 2013 and so the models get the Premium 2 Option Package as a standard feature that was optional last year. The package includes multicontour seats, keyless ignition/entry, front and rear parking sensors and rearview camera. The following review is based on the S65 AMG trim.

Exterior and Interior

The 2013 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG carries the same look and styling features as were last year. Theis is basically a five passenger 4 door larger luxury sedan  and has class leading exterior features including a set of 20 inch AMG wheels, active bi-Xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, automatic high beams, adaptive air suspension, front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, power sunroof and trunk, AMG Tuned suspension and a decent exterior color palette to choose from.

In the same vogue, the interior of the Mercedes Benz S65 AMG Sedan is very complementing like the rest of the models of the S-Class. The interior is the blend of comfort, utility, luxury and advance technology combined together with the great skills of German engineers and craftsman. Standard interior features are keyless entry/ignition, dual zone automatic climate control, AMG-Specific leather and trim, 10 way power front seats that are heated, ventilated, 4-way lumbar adjustable and has memory function, a sports steering wheel, auto dimming rearview mirror and driver’s side mirror, shift paddles, power sunshade, enhanced instrument panel,  Comand electronic interface, a rearview camera, voice control, Bluetooth, Navigation system, 15-speaker Harman Kardon Surround sound system with a six CD/DVD changer, satellite radio, HD radio and iPod interface. The German automaker also offered a range of optional packages and stand alone options for the S65 AMG (also offered to the entire S-Class).

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Occupants Safety

Standard safety features include front and rear side airbags, full length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, active head restraints, stability control, traction control, Mercedes PreSafe system, Mercedes Benz mbrace emergency telematics and front and rear parking sensors.

Under the Hood

The 2013 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG is powered by a 6.0 liter Twin Turbo V12 engine that produces 621 horsepower and 738 lb ft of torque. The rear wheel drive and a five speed automatic transmission are standard. The engine is quite powerful that lifts the car from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and the car feels amazingly faster and composed. The EPA rated fuel economy is 12 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.

Pricing and Availability

The Mercedes Benz S65 AMG 2013 has a base price of $212,000 and is available in the showrooms.

Competition

The 2013 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG has to compete against Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, BMW 7-Series, Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley Continental GT and Aston Martin Rapide.

Pros

  • Powerful engine
  • Class leading craftsmanship
  • Showcases convenience, luxury, technology and comfort
  • Spacious and well built cabin
  • Whisper quiet cabin
  • Responsive handling and composed ride quality

Cons

  • Overwhelming interior standard features
  • Strong competition

The Verdict

The Mercedes Benz S65 AMG is a classy and high end performance sedan that is designed to deliver all those features that a dream car should have like luxury, technology, entertainment, style statement and performance. The AMG models of the S-class are the top of the line models that can deliver a sports car like performance and driving dynamics while are wrapped in luxury pack.

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