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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG - the demonstation of the power

Mercedes Benz S-class is sometimes told as a symbol of luxurious limousines. A combination of first class comfort, enough power under the elegant design has many fans. Where maximalist approach is wasting of money, in this class it‘s necessity. But it’s not because of its top position in Mercedes’ range, but it’s a member of family that doesn’t allow any compromise like its competition or demanding customers.

Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG
The top of the class was very challenging for constructers of Mercedes AMG, a traditional producer of perfect vehicles. But they took the challenge responsibly and now they can proudly present the most powerful stock saloon in the world.

Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG had its premiere at NAIAS 2006 motor show in Detroit (8th – 22nd of January 2006). The capital city of American automotive industry was a witness of demonstration of the German manufacturer for which is this market primary.

„Demonstration of the power“ – there’re no other words to name the possibility to manufacture a car that’s potential to abash producers of sport cars meanwhile it can please you with the highest comfort in the class. The highest credit of AMG vehicles is especially based on top aggregates.

Every 12-cylinder engine of S65 is handmade and installed in accordance to AMG’s philosophy of „one man-one engine. “ That means every engine is a work of one of few technicians leaving his signature on the engine.

The AMG engineers valuated their long tradition of presence in top racing competitions. A precious balanced crankshaft is made of ultra-tough materials; forged pistons are extremely resistant against pressure and heat. Every piston is also cooled by individual oil jet. Temperature of oil is maintained by a powerful oil cooler that is suitable also for extreme conditions. A cooler of pressured air is about 70% bigger than in S 600 and also turbochargers parts are bigger. They’re producing 1.5 bars of pressure. A reworked fuel system works with variable pressure in range of 3.6 – 5 bars. The V12 biturbo engine has and 450kw (612hp) between 4750-5100rpm. It has a breath-taking torque of 1000Nm available between 2000-4000rpm! But not only is the value of torque excellent. It’s very linear and a lot of torque is available practically from idling revs – 570Nm at 1000rpm and 750Nm at 15000rpm!

This big portion of power and torque needs to be safely transferred to the wheels do the engineers developed new clutch discs made of high quality metal and also its drive shaft is completely redesigned. Five-speed automatic transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT allows you to shift directly under the steering-wheel (F1 style). The shift knob with traditional PRND modes is now situated on the steering-column as a lever. Its former place is now used as a controller of transmission and suspension styles – Sport, Comfort and Manual.

Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Dynamic potential of S65 AMG needs no compromise in case of braking system. Innovative double brake calipers combine advantages of flowing construction – lower heat stress and cultivated work with performance of massive calipers.

Composite brake discs has 390 and 365mm and their ventilated technology is beautiful behind 5-spoke 19“ AMG alloy wheels. Optimal contact with roads is provided thanks to tires with these dimensions: 255/40 ZR 19 in front and 275/40 ZR 19 at the back.

Aerodynamic modifications of bodykit and four exhaust tips reveal that you’re looking at the top model of the class, but individual character is noticeable in the interior. After door opening the AMG logo appears and covers the speedometer of 360kmph.

Sportsmen enjoy special gauges such as oil temperature, voltmeter and special gadget called Racetimer. This function process time spent on the circuit – fastest lap, average or top speed, remaining distance etc. Racetimer can bea easily accessed with buttons on the ergonomic sporting-wheel.


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