A two-and-a-half-ton luxury sedan wouldn't exactly be our first choice for a romp around the Nürburgring. But then Mercedes-AMG has a way of exceeding expectations. To get the new S-Class to run to sixty in 3.9 seconds, Benz's performance studio fitted the S63 with a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that sends 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. But the boys in Affalterbach aren't done just yet. Before the fat lady that is the S-Class sings its swan song, AMG will follow up with the yet more powerful S65.

Expected to debut towards the end of the year in LA, the new S65 AMG is expected to pack even more muscle than the outgoing model's already-astonishing 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, channeled from its 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 to all four wheels instead of its predecessor's two. Considering that the S63 dropped half a second off its 0-60 time from one generation to the next, we could be looking at a run as quick as 3.6 seconds for the new S65. And as you can see from this spy video shot at the Nürburgring, for all its heft, the new king of the performance sedans will do more than just go in a straight line.


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      Shahul
      • 1 Year Ago
      King of sedans right there.......
      Merc1
      • 1 Year Ago
      The suspension is working hard here, but doing what it is supposed to do. The lack of roll is startling. M
        imag
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Merc1
        Agreed. The lack of roll is surreal.
      likeaboss1234boss
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like its ready too kill the competition quite litteraly. Mercedes doesn't mess around when it comes to the king...V12 biturbo for the win.
        imag
        • 1 Year Ago
        @likeaboss1234boss
        Yeah - I remember up to the W140, the V12 S Class was the king of sedans. I think they pretty much lost their dominance in versions since then. It is good to see Mercedes to bring back the all-conquering wonder-sedan.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Vader's Limo
      Jay Jackson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn, that's sexy!
      • 1 Year Ago
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        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        Not to worry. No actual owners will take their S65s to a track. It won't be any fun to drive. But an occasional visit to the drag strip, now that would be amusing.
          Shahul
          • 1 Year Ago
          @superchan7
          not true, Ive seen a couple regular S550\'s and a S63 at Summit point in WVA
          Mondrell
          • 1 Year Ago
          @superchan7
          Don't be so sure about that. If someone was crazy enough to take a CR-V to the Ring, I wouldn't bet against there being an S65 owner or two having enough of a sense of humor to want to get reactions from looming in the mirrors of more svelte machinery with this elephant.
      11fiveoh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Smoking fools while getting a massage, sounds like fun to me!
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      I could hear the tires squealing around those corners with the sound off. lol Amazing car and very impressive for such a large car. King of the road!!
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      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would fire my chauffeur... :-p
      DeeDee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Best high performance large luxury automobile in the world....
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally the S65 will have the ability to get its power to the ground. The last ones were traction limited up to 80 mph, and then speed limited at the top end, so there was basically no reason to get one. The AWD S65 will be a monster.
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