German manufacturer reveals pricing structure for the S-class coupé, which is set to reach UK roads in September

Mercedes-Benz has crowned its new S-class coupé line-up with the S65 AMG, which will cost from £183,065 when order books open later this week. First deliveries of the range-topping model are expected towards the end of this year.

Powering the S65 AMG coupé is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine with 621bhp and 738lb ft of torque. That's enough to allow the model to reach 62mph in 4.1 seconds – one tenth of a second faster than the S63 AMG coupé – with a limited top speed of 155mph. Mercedes also says the S65 is capable of returning up to 23.7mpg, alongside CO2 emissions of 279g/km.

The S63 AMG coupé, which produces 576bhp and 663lb ft from its twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 direct injection petrol engine, is priced at £125,595.

The S-class Coupé range will be priced from £96,565 for the S 500 Coupé AMG Line, although that lowest-priced variant won't arrive in the UK until early next year. Domestic deliveries of the other two versions of the luxury two-door will begin in September. 

The enginex are coupled to Mercedes' seven-speed automatic transmission, with three modes dubbed Controlled Efficiency, Sport and Manual selectable by the driver. A start-stop function is also available.

Other technologies included on the new model is a lithium-ion battery, which saves up to 20kg over a conventional setup. Also fitted is Mercedes' Magic Body Control Suspension system, which allows the car to 'lean' into corners to improve handling.

AMG 20-inch alloy wheels are fitted all-round, alongside a new sports exhaust and minor bodywork adustments. Inside, an AMG sports steering wheel features alongside new sports seats, while standard equipment includes a head-up display and Mercedes' touchpad-controlled infotainment system. 

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14 July 2014
the new Depreciation King.

14 July 2014
Norma Smellons wrote:

the new Depreciation King.

A mighty fine car for under £20k in a few years, just like the early 2000s SL55 AMG. At £185k, this will drop like a stone. Even 1 year after release this will probably loose the 85k extra it should never of had!

Seriously Mercedes? Who looks at this and doesnt want a 911 Turbo and an E55 for the same money? Its hardly a status thing when you can get an Aston Martin/Bentley for the same money!!

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14 July 2014
....when I will buy one for under £10k.

14 July 2014
Ha ha ha, £183k for a Mercedes, and a S Class coupe for that matter? Mercedes are surely having a laugh! Whether this is the range topping S65 AMG or not, the Mercedes brand can only stretch to a certain level and price and luxury coupes and over £100k are not its domain. The equivalent Bentley Continental GT is far cheaper, while the Continental GT range as a whole is far more desirable, more sumptuous and luxurious and better built than the S Class coupe. And the Rolls Royce Wraith is only £40k more than the S65 AMG and, like the Bentley, is more desirable, more sumptuous and luxurious and better built. And both it and the Bentley won't suffer from shocking depreciation, which just sums up how far the Mercedes brand can stretch too. The S65 AMG is around £100k too much.

14 July 2014
I have owned a Bentley continental GT and a flying spur at the same time as a previous generation S500 saloon and can tell you that although the Bentleys are more prestigous and desirable the merc is better built and has a more comfortable ride as well as superior seats. It's only short coming was it's comparative lack of power but this AMG model clearly solves that. I can understand that when money is no object someone may opt to have the merc in their garage as a brilliant car which is more understated and less showy than a Bentley or Rolls.

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14 July 2014
....well said.
I was reading all the 'experts' comments and thinking where does this Bentley & Rolls Royce better built come from!
People who don't know, assume. Dangerous to assume!

14 July 2014
Roadster wrote:

...the Continental GT range as a whole is far more desirable...the Rolls Royce Wraith is only £40k more ... and... more desirable...

Desirability is subjective; many buyers wouldn't sully their driveway with the chintzy baubles that Bentley churn out these days. And the Royce Wraith may well come from a manufacturer whose image is largely based on its' products desirability, but have you seen the Wraith? By God it's ugly.

14 July 2014
Daimler-Benz are not stupid, they would not build this car and try to sell at it that price, unless they had identified a market for it.

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

14 July 2014
Frightmare Bob wrote:

Daimler-Benz are not stupid, they would not build this car and try to sell at it that price, unless they had identified a market for it.

Agree, Merc isn't stupid - somewhere out there are people stupid enough to pay £200k for a Merc, 'cos remember, the quoted price is before you even look at the options list.

14 July 2014
What?! like they did with Maybach? I think you kid yourself, as they are doing with the price of this car.

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