Speedmonkey: Driven – Mercedes S65 AMG L

21 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Speedmonkey: Driven – Mercedes S65 AMG L

The S Class I drove, the top of the range S 65 AMG L (L for wheelbase), has a 6 litre twin V12 with 630bhp and 1,000Nm of and costs, with options,

It is easy to see, when through the spec sheet, all this money has been The S Class has always been at the of automotive technology and this one is no As well as that enormously engine it is loaded with from driver aids to the best sound system in any car on the market.

Sit inside and you are cosseted wood panelling, aluminium plush carpets and a steering that oozes opulence. say, a Range Rover are very few buttons. Just a of simple switches across the console, a couple of control on the steering wheel, some where the handbrake would in any other car and the knob (that everything else) which under your left fingers.

That said, it can be an incredibly beast and took me five to get acquainted with the basic and find out how to start it. In contrast the SLS AMG has a electronic key which you insert and to fire up the engine.

Once I had the engine I could hardly it. A low, quiet hum in the background. less powerful, sports with their V8s like to the driver, and those within a mile radius absolutely of their presence.

The V12 in the S Class a whisper in comparison.

As in the rest of the car the is quietly unassuming whilst you in no doubt as to it’s capabilities.

It took me some time to in and get comfortable. The seating position is sporty than other and requires adjustment to get into the position – but that couldn’t be easier with the controls located just in of the arm rest on the door.

On the road and it immediately apparent what car is for. It is not built to race or to around corners – it will do that if asked to. It is for For getting from A to B with the refinement and with the minimum

The engine noise never above a lovely V12 thrum in the The road noise obliterated by the and that famous double

Being stuck in traffic is frustrating than the sportier Because there are plenty of to play with. I set the seats to me a lovely massage. I played the distance control – tells you how far ahead of you the car in front is, and can that distance if required.

I with the various gadgets via the control knob but also that the controls on the steering could short cut a lot of these.

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you would continue to play these if you owned an S Class, or set everything once and then it alone, is questionable.

At speed the S 65 AMG L not suddenly turn into a breathing animal. It just calm. This car can leap 0-60 in 4.4 seconds but you wouldn’t it.

It just does everything you ask of it ease.

The steering is light, the weighted for comfort rather performance and the brakes, whilst capable, are slightly wooden and

The S Class Mercedes is, and remains, of the luxury car sector. Other may have more status but no car comes close to it in terms of ability to do everything calmly, quietly.

I wasn’t surprised at the Mercedes could do. They’ve at the top of their game for years and the next evolution of the S Class due in should continue to remain so.

In fact the only two surprises that S Class looks so when seen up close (I had been rather disparaging it’s shape) and the other was what happened when I turned a corner.

Turn and the right hand side of the bolster immediately inflates to the driver and keep him absolutely in the This is just one of many this car has in store for a driver.

The S 65 AMG L is a stunning car. It just like to shout that from the rooftops.

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