The world of luxury and ultra-luxury motorcars has always been popular and well supplied with the public being spoilt for choice, but none were ever as powerful or high performance as the range-topping S65. Under its sleek exterior lies a remarkable 6.0-litre V12 twin-turbocharged engine that generates an astonishing 604bhp and 1,000Nm/torque, making it one of the most powerful luxury saloons of its time. Despite weighing over 2,200kg, with its clever five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift, the S65 sprints from 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds and on to a limited 155mph. .
This particular example has covered a modest 47,698 miles from new and is finished in the timeless colour combination of Obsidian Black, complemented by a luxurious Designo Cream leather cabin adorned with diamond-stitched seats and gloss black trim. The big saloon’s appearance is rounded off nicely by 19-inch five-spoke, split-rim alloys, wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport 01 tyres.
The S65 AMG is lavishly equipped with a plethora of features including the signature IWC Ingenium clock, front and rear parking sensors, electrically adjustable front and rear seats with heating and ventilation, a multifunction steering wheel, and a premium Harman-Kardon sound system. Passenger comfort is further elevated by multi-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic glass roof, and a COMAND infotainment system that seamlessly integrates with the driver’s preferences.
This S65 AMG has been lovingly maintained to ensure its performance remains top-notch. The service history showcases regular visits to Mercedes-Benz main dealers for essential maintenance. The latest visit was for a ‘B’ service on 10/2022 at 47,613 miles and before that the car underwent an ‘A’ service in February 2021 and another ‘B’ service in October 2019. The owner also took care of essential elements, such as cleaning and Waxoyling the brake pipes and replacing the spring link ball joint. The car has clearly been perfectionist owned as this car has been impeccably looked after. We attest to its outstanding condition for its age, with just some light minor stone chipping and the the interior shows only very slight signs of use and no significant wear or discoloration. Furthermore, there are no known electrical or mechanical faults, and the dashboard doesn’t display any warning lights.
Combining immense power and superb roadholding with everyday usability and stunning looks, this S65 exudes an air of exclusivity wherever it travels, impressing enthusiasts and passers by alike, as long as they know what they’re looking at, as one of its party tricks is to blend seamlessly into the background, a true ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’. Its low mileage and meticulous service history make it a rare gem, ready to be enjoyed as both a sumptuous family car and a potent long-distance tourer.