Get ready for some nice updates on the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class. Taking inspiration from the AMG GT-R, updated front and rear styling will arrive on the coupes, sedans, and cabriolets. All good things must end, so the 5.5-liter V8 is gone. The 2018 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG arrives with 630 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. Power comes from the 6.0-liter V12 bi-turbo engine. Handling the power is the AMG SPEEDSHIFT® PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission.
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This system has tailor-made settings for the S65, resulting in quick upshifts and downshifts. Put the drive mode into “Sport+” and the transmission is even more responsive than before. Inside, Mercedes Benz will treat you to a new instrument display. Twin 12.3-in screens offer a seamless readout of gauges, navigation, and audio. Wireless charging will keep you connected and an updated Distronic system will keep you safe. The computer uses GPS navigation along with advanced radar to adjust the active cruise control. It will slow as you approach tollbooths, exit ramps and roundabouts to match traffic speeds and resume on the other side. Sedans also receive Active Curve Control, which was previously exclusive to the coupe/cabrio. The air suspension lowers the inboard side of a corner by three degrees, lowering the G forces on driver and passengers, making it a perfect daily driver.
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ S65 AMG SPECS
Engine: 6.0-liter Twin-Turbo V12
Horsepower: 621 hp
Torque: 738 lb-ft
0-60: 4 seconds
Top Speed: 186 mph
Transmission: 7 or 9-speed automatic