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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG

At a Glance

Pricing $96,600 - $226,900
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l V6 HEV T, 4.7l V8 T, 5.5l V8 T, 6.0l V12 T
Transmissions A7, A9, SM7
Fuel Economy 13-18 (city), 22-26 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 77
Style 4 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 4 stars out of 5
Value 2 stars out of 5
Fun 3 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an icon for the Mercedes brand and serves as a benchmark for all other large luxury sedans. The model range is typically vast, with models ranging in price from $92,000 and up. The S-Class is a handsomely styled vehicle with a complex combination of smooth and angular surfaces. Interior trim materials include wood, chrome, leather, and aluminum. The S-Class is packed with technology and safety features including a radar-based cruise control, and active infrared night vision system. In this small but visible segment, buyers can also shop the sporty BMW 7-Series, the understated Audi A8, or the utterly reliable Lexus LS 460. With a huge price spread, the S-Class also competes at the top end with vehicles like the Maserati Quattroporte and Bentley Flying Spur.

Official Word:

No other car lives up to the legendary standards of company founder Gottlieb Daimler quite as comprehensively as the top model from Mercedes‑Benz. The S600 with V12 biturbo engine is the top model of the successfully launched S-Class and is available exclusively with a long wheelbase and a luxurious equipment package. Its performance data: 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. The S600 will celebrate its world premiere at the Detroit Auto Show and will be...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
S-Class S550 4 4.7l V8 T (449-bhp) A9 RWD 18/26/22 72 $96,600
S-Class S550 4MATIC 4 4.7l V8 T (449-bhp) A9 AWD 16/25/20 65 $99,600
S-Class S550e 4 3.0l V6 HEV T (329-bhp) A7 RWD 60 $96,600
S-Class S600 4 6.0l V12 T (523-bhp) A7 RWD 13/22/17 67 $107,750
S-Class AMG S63 4MATIC 4 5.5l V8 T (577-bhp) SM7 AWD 15/23/19 75 $144,700
S-Class AMG S65 4 6.0l V12 T (621-bhp) SM7 RWD 13/22/17 77 $226,900

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