2008 Mercedes-Benz S65 L AMG
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Costing circa £150k new and packing 612bhp together with 737lb/ft of torque, the S65 AMG was always destined to be a rare super saloon and the preserve of those to whom money was no object.
For most who wanted an AMG S-Class, the S63 did everything they needed. So, in many ways the 65 solely existed to prove the point that nothing exceeds like excess. It is all the more wonderful for it.
Powered by a 6-litre V12 with twin turbochargers built by AMG, it is worth pointing out that aside from its 737lb/ft headline figure (which was in itself limited), the engine made 552lb/ft at just 1500rpm. Suffice to say this is a car that, despite its considerable weight and size, always feels monstrously fast.
This 2008 example, finished in Obsidian Black with Designo cream leather trim, has just 47,659 miles from new, with full Mercedes service history totalling seven services. It has just been serviced and health checked (October 2022) by Mercedes of Loughborough at 47,613 miles.
HPI clear. ULEZ compliant.
As you would expect the specification is considerable, listed in full below, but highlights include panoramic glass roof, climate-controlled seats front and rear, key-less go, bi-xenons, rear blinds and dynamic front seats.
The car is in very nice condition throughout and drives beautifully. Tremendous value for money for what was the most powerful production saloon available and, particularly given its rarity, very much a modern classic.
220 – Parktronic system
223 – Rear back rest adjustment and head restraints, electric
231 – Garage door opener
249 – Interior and exterior mirrors auto dimming
275 – Memory package
297 – Electric roller sun blinds in rear doors
386 – Universal telephony package
401 – Front seat climate control
402 – Rear seat climate control
406 – Multi-contour rear seat
413 – Panoramic glass sliding sunroof
423 – 5-speed automatic
432 – Dynamic seat, front left and right
436 – Comfort headrest front left and right
437 – Comfort headrest rear
475 – Tyre pressure control
487 – ABC suspension (active body control)
510 – Exclusive leather trim
527 – COMAND APS with navigation
540 – Roller blind, electric, for rear window
551 – Alarm
573 – ISOFIX
581 – Auto climate control
582 – Air conditioning in rear
595 – Heat insulating and infra-red reflecting safety glass side/rear
600 – Headlamps cleaning equipment
616 – Bi-xenon headlight with active curve light
619 – Cornering illumination
690 – Emergency spare tyre
772 – AMG styling package
799 – AMG 19in wheels
810 – Premium sound system
814 – DVD changer
863 – TV tuner digital to analogue
875 – Heated screen wash
881 – Remote boot locking
883 – Power closing system
885 – Highten theft protection
889 – Keyless go
983 – Euro 4
X00 – Leather Designo unicolour
X12 – Designo pastel yellow single colour leather
Y83 – Designo Alcantara anthracite roof interior trim
Y95 – Steering wheel in leather/Designo wood design