2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe

Pros: Interior space and comfort are among the world’s best; supple ride quality; library quietness; smooth, ample power

Cons: Sky-high prices; complicated control layout takes lots of practice to use

CG Says: After its redesign for 2014, Mercedes-Benz’s flagship large-car line adds V12-powered S600 and S65 AMG models, as well as a touchpad COMAND controller instead of a keypad. Carbon-ceramic brakes and a heads-up display are newly available on AMG models. Also, a coupe body style officially joins the lineup, as the former CL-Class coupes are renamed S-Class. An S550 Plug-In Hybrid sedan and an ultra-luxury S600 Mercedes-Maybach sedan will join the S-Class lineup as early 2016 models. The S-Class lineup grows much stronger as Mercedes-Benz adds desirable new variations that suit a broader range of luxury tastes. Although it’s not perfect, make no mistake that the S-Class remains a luxury car of the highest order, easily competing with the best sedans and coupes in the world.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices S550 sedan: $94,400
S550 Plug-In Hybrid sedan: $94,400
AWD S550 sedan: $97,400
AWD S550 coupe: $119,900
AWD S63 AMG sedan: $141,450
AWD S63 AMG coupe: $160,900
S600 sedan: $166,900
S65 AMG sedan: $222,000
S65 AMG coupe: $230,900

Base Engine
turbocharged 4.7-liter V8
Horsepower
449
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 5.5-liter V8
Horsepower
577
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Optional Engine
turbocharged 6.0-liter V12
Horsepower
523 (S600), 621 (S65 AMG)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-21

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