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The S 65 AMG V222 Torques in Geneva

The most powerful production Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the history of the company has also arrived at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 for its European premiere.
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Powered by an evolution of the already-known twin-turbocharged V12 that now develops 630 hp and an electronically-controlled 1,000 Nm (738 lb ft) of torque, the new S 65 AMG V222 is not only faster than its predecessor, but it's also much more fuel efficient and is already compliant with the Euro 6 emissions standard – not due into force until 2015.

Using just 11.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (19.8 mpg) during combined driving (NEDC), the new model is the most fuel efficient performance twelve-cylinder on the planet right now, with the only other V12 to consume less being the newly-launched the one from the Mercedes-Benz S 600.

Despite its fuel-sipping capabilities, the most important figure about the new S 65 AMG is obviously revolving its massive torque, which would simply obliterate the rear tires if it wasn't for the traction control system.

Another premiere on the car is the introduction of a reinforced seven-speed automatic transmission for the first time, as all of its predecessors were using the old 5G-Tronic.

Just like its non-AMG brothers, the 7-G Tronic Speedshift Plus comes with a start/stop function in standard, making its own contribution to the much lower fuel consumption.

On top of that, the new S 65 AMG V222 is also lighter than the V221 generation, one of the reasons for that being the inclusion of a lithium-ion battery that replaces both the starter battery and the backup battery, resulting in a weight saving of at least 20 kilograms (44 pounds).

With a starting price of EUR 232,050 in Germany (including VAT), the new king of torque can be already ordered as of today in most markets.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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