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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe has been officially revealed.
Powered by an AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine, the 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG coupe features 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most unique and powerful luxury coupes on the market. The third AMG high-performance car to come equipped with a V12 engine in the U.S. market, the S65 AMG coupe can accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in about four seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. The powerplant is mated to an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission and the driver can choose between Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S) and Manual (M) driving modes with a push of a button.
As standard equipment, the S65 AMG coupe features a lithium-ion battery that helps reduce weight by over 44 lbs according to the German automaker. The new battery replaces both the starter battery and the backup battery and has a capacity of 78 Ah. As expected, the S65 AMG coupe also comes
Mercedes-Benz is reviving the Maybach badge for the new S-Class, though it may spread to more vehicles in the Benz lineup.
The brand is planning a Maybach GL SUV according to Motoring.au, which would essentially be an ultra-luxury version of the big seven-seater. The Maybach lineup will be like the brand’s AMG offerings, except instead of going for maximum performance these vehicles will target ultra luxury.
“There is still a good brand image linked to Maybach – so stay tuned to what we plan to do with this brand,” said Mercedes-Benz board member in charge of research and development, Dr Thomas Weber. ”Of course we see the luxurious [SUV] segment has huge growing potential, and the answer then is why not [build a Maybach GL]? The question is how fast and how parallel we can go with production for something like this.”
The German automaker has revealed that it will add a CLS63 AMG “S” model to the lineup. Interestingly, this trim will actually be standard in the U.S.
In the S model, the CLS63 AMG’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 will sport 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque rather than the existing 550 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive will also be standard on the North American CLS63 AMG model, while in Europe, the S model will be optional along with all-wheel drive.
1. The perfect day at the track is wet early and dry late
Not a minute into the drive to the track and the drops of rain started to appear.
Sitting for our classroom session at the newly renovated pavilion at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (formerly Mosport) east of Toronto, Canada and the ominous clouds didn’t hold back on the drama, soaking the 2.5 miles of asphalt in what our chief instructor Danny Kok calls “liquid excitement.”
I’m here to participate in the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy’s Mastering Performance program along with another journalist and a selection of paying customers.
The group of us depart the facilities just as the track is beginning its long drying process… something we were about to aid with a caravan of shiny new Benzes.
The ideal thing about a wet track in the morning is that it teaches you to be cautious. With reduced grip it also amplifies
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