New Mercedes Benz S63 and S65 2009 2010: Reviews and Specification

This looks a bit crap compared to the C and E class AMG versions. The back end is bearable because of the exhausts and diffuser, but the front just looks tarted up like some cheap after-market tuner styled it. V lazy and lame for the company's flagship. Oh dear, does this mean the new CL (or S-class coupe) facelift will be as ugly? I hope not, that's my favourite Merc.New Mercedes Benz S63 and S65 2009 2010: Reviews and Specification

New Mercedes Benz S63 and S65 2009 2010: Reviews and Specification


This looks a bit crap compared to the C and E class AMG versions. The back end is bearable because of the exhausts and diffuser, but the front just looks tarted up like some cheap after-market tuner styled it. V lazy and lame for the company's flagship. Oh dear, does this mean the new CL (or S-class coupe) facelift will be as ugly? I hope not, that's my favourite Merc.I'll admit it's not so bad on a second look. But this is big daddy Merc we're talking about - it shouldn't need a second look to convince you. All I'm saying is when they're capable of styling beautiful cars like the C63 and E63 AMG (and I'm a BMW fan, so that's saying a lot), why be lazy with the S? This could be because the design of the S-class on the whole is getting a bit old compared to the sharper new models. But I think they've held back because AMG S-Class buyers are usually wealthy old businessmen (Unlike Quattroporte buyers who are wealthy young playboys) - so they had to be 'restrained' on the styling. It's too round, to bubbly. There are hundreds of ways it could have looked much better. Like sharper bumpers and side skirts all round. A nice three-slat grille with a big fat three-pointed star in the centre (they tried and failed this with the 65), a thick bNew Mercedes Benz S63 and S65 2009 2010: Reviews and Specificationlack splitter at the bottom of the front bumper (like the SL) and slightly more interesting LED fog lamps. And even you'll admit those million-spoke wheels on the pictured silver S63 are a bit too Fast-and-the-Furious for a Merc S-class. They shouldn't even be an option. I guess I'll just have to wait for the next-gen S-class and consequent AMG models to be satisfied.

The new S-Class AMG models are more distinguished from the standard S-Class, with a larger front air intake below the bumper. The round foglights have been replaced by strips of LED lighting. There are LED taillights as well. The S63 AMG and S65 AMG get individual grilles to distinguish them--though, if you're good, you'll be able to tell them apart by the size of the quad exhaust outlets. Power remains impressive, with the S63 AMG's 6.2 liter V8 putting out 518 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. AMG's seven-speed automatic transmission is used. The S65 AMG is the "Big Daddy" of the Mercedes sedan family, with a twin-turbo 6.0 V12 that's got 604 horses on tap. The S65's 738 lb-ft. torque rating requires a five-speed automatic to handle the torque, and offers more grunt than the competition from BMW

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