The new Mercedes-Benz S 600 & S 65 AMG

Top Quote Mercedes-Benz flagship series S Class is not just a technological spearhead for Mercedes-Benz but for automotive development as a whole. The perfection to the last detail results in "The Essence of Luxury". Now, the top-of-the-range, the new Mercedes-Benz S 600 and S 65 AMG with V12 biturbo engine are joining to the successfully established S-Class family. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 17, 2014 - With an output of 530 hp, the V12 biturbo engine in the S 600 packs a bigger punch than its predecessor did with 517 hp. The displacement of the engine has increased from 5513 to 5980 cc. The maximum torque of 830 Nm is available from 1900 rpm. The S 600 now for the first time features the ECO start/stop function as standard, while it also meets the Euro 6 emissions standard. The combined fuel consumption of the S 600 stands at 11.3 litres/100 km - 21 percent lower than that of its predecessor.

    S 65 AMG: Driving in its perfect form
    The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine delivers 630 hp with a maximum torque of 1000 newton metres - figures that enable the S 65 AMG to outperform all other vehicles in its segment. This superiority is highlighted by the car's performance: the S 65 AMG accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). The strengths of the 12-cylinder biturbo engine from Mercedes-AMG include its effortless acceleration in all speed ranges as well as its refined operation with the distinctive V12 sound typical of AMG. In short: the S 65 AMG impresses with its superior and stylish performance.

    Compared with the previous model, fuel consumption has been reduced by 2.4 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC, combined). With a fuel consumption of 11.9 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC, combined), the new S 65 AMG is the world's most fuel-efficient V12 high-performance saloon in terms of power and.

    Exclusive carbon-fibre engine cover with AMG engine badge
    Opening the bonnet reveals the exclusive carbon-fibre/aluminium engine cover, which is a further sign of the exceptional status of the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine. Two AMG logos on left and right together with a centrally positioned Mercedes star create a lasting impression. The 12-cylinder engine is assembled by hand at AMG's engine production facility in compliance with the most rigorous quality standards according to the philosophy "one man, one engine". Apart from serving as an AMG hallmark confirming superlative precision and production quality, the AMG engine badge bearing the engine technician's signature underneath the Mercedes star offers unmistakable proof of the peerless DNA of Mercedes-Benz's high-performance brand.

    Unlike in the direct predecessor of the S 65 AMG, the new S 65 AMG featured with the seven-speed automatic transmission. With its wide ratio spread guarantees a noticeably lower engine speed level. This makes a key contribution to reducing the vehicle's fuel consumption. The efficiency of the power train is further significantly improved by the fuel-economy converter, reduced-friction bearings and transmission oil heat management.

    The AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC has three individual driving programs, which can be selected at the press of a button in the centre console: Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S) and Manual (M). In modes S and M the emphasis is on sportiness: maximum emotive appeal combined with truly perceivable dynamics is ensured by the brief, precisely defined cutback of ignition and injection during upshifts under full load; this shortens the shift times and lends an audibly more emotive tone to gearshifts. The ECO start/stop function is always activated in transmission mode "C".

    S 600 and S 65 AMG standard equipment includes:
    • Electrically adjustable front and rear seats include memory function
    • Active parking assist include PARKTONIC
    • Climatised front and rear seats
    • Automatic panoramic sliding sunroof
    • Parking package with 360-degree camera
    • THERMOTRONIC automic climate control
    • Night view assist plus
    • Adaptive highbeam assist plus
    • LED Intelligent Light System
    • KEYLESS-GO package
    • PRE-SAFEฎ rear

    Besides the above, here are the standard euipments for S 65 AMG:
    • AMG performance steering wheel in black nappa leather
    • 20" AMG 10-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey
    • AMG bodystyling
    • Grey painted brake calipers with AMG lettering
    • Exclusive AMG floor mats
    • Burmesterฎ high-end 3D surround sound system

    The new S 600 and S 65 AMG data at a glance:
    Model :S 600
    No. of cylinders /arrangement :V12
    Transmissions :7G-TRONIC Plus
    Total displacement (cc) :5,980
    Rated output (hp/rpm) :530/ 4,900-5,300
    Max torque (Nm at rpm) :830/ 1,900-4,000
    Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km :11.3
    CO2 emissions combined (g/km) :259-264
    Emission standard :EU6
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) :4.6
    Top speed (km/h) :250
    List Price in Hong Kong :$2,948,000

    Model :S 65 AMG
    No. of cylinders /arrangement :V12
    Total displacement (cc) :5,980
    Rated output (hp/rpm) :630/4,800-5,400
    Max torque (Nm at rpm) :1,000/2,300-4,300
    Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km :11.9
    CO2 emissions combined (g/km) :279
    Emission standard :EU6
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) :4.3
    Top speed (km/h) :250*
    List Price in Hong Kong :$3,998,000
    * Electronically limited

    About Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited
    Established in 1986 and based in Hong Kong, Mercedes-Benz China Limited (MBCL) was the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and the franchise-holder for all imported passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle products under the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brand names in the Northeast Asia region (China, Hong Kong and Macau). In 2005, MBCL moved all P.R. China operations to Beijing for further business development. On January 1, 2006, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited was established to take over the wholesale business for the Hong Kong and Macau markets with the lead of MBCL. Since March 2013, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited has become independent from the China operation as an importer for Hong Kong and Macau.

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