Owners and enthusiasts of S-Class cars have come to know and love them for their interiors, which are better appointed than most five star hotels. The 2019 S65 carries on this legacy of opulency and takes it a few steps further with features that sound like they shouldn't belong in a car, such as hot stone massage seats and cabin air purification and fragrance systems. As you step inside the cabin, you'll immediately be struck by the sheer grandness of it all. The sculpted seats, flowing dashboard, and beautifully crafted steering wheel all come together to offer something that goes beyond mere motoring; it's a true occasion. Standard interior features include heated and ventilated power-adjustable leather bucket seats with massage and memory function, four-zone automatic climate control with air purification, power-rear window shades as well as 64-color ambient LED lighting, illuminated door sills and much, much more.
The front seats in the S65 Sedan aren't your typical sporty bucket seats like something you'd find in a Honda Civic Type-R, but they do offer more bolstering than your standard luxury sedan seat, and on top of that, they are so comfortable that Mercedes-AMG should warn the driver and front passenger of possibly falling into a sleep coma while driving, especially when the massage function is doing its thing. With passenger comfort top of mind, the Mercedes-AMG S65 offers 41.4 inches of legroom and 39.7 inches of headroom in the front, more than enough for even the tallest bodyguards, while VIPs in the back get 34.1 inches of legroom and 37.4 inches of headroom. The BMW 7 Series offers slightly more legroom, and despite its lower roofline, tall passengers should fit just fine.
|Mercedes-AMG S65 Sedan Trims||AMG S65 Sedan|
|Headroom Front Seat||42.1 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||39.2 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.4 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||43 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||59.7 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||59.1 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||61.2 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||61.5 in.|
You won't find any faux-leather and cheap plastics here. Mercedes-AMG has gone all-out to make sure that every tangible surface on the S65 looks and feels better than anything you'll ever see on a first-class flight. Starting with the seats, new owners can choose between two types of leather and 12 combinations of upholstery color. Exclusive Nappa leather is standard issue on the S65 with optional designo Exclusive semi-aniline leather available. Once you've selected your choice of leather, you can move on to color combinations: other than black, you get exotic two tones such as Silk Beige and Deep Sea Blue or Magma Grey and Espresso Brown. Trim materials vary between old-school wood grain and carbon fiber. Our favorite has to be the Burl Walnut or designo Natural Grain Brown Ash Wood, which oozes old-world charm, but carbon-fiber trim inserts exist to cater to the new money in the market.
Large luxury sedans such as the S65 usually spend most of their time carting the rich and famous between pilates appointments and stockholder meetings, so the focus is placed squarely on interior space and comfort, which in turn hurts the overall cargo capacity. The 2019 S65 Sedan is no different; pop the trunk lid, and you'll be greeted by a paltry 12.3 cubic feet of space, which should be enough to fit enough luggage for a weekend away to the Cayman Islands from your own private airstrip or any other tax haven of your liking. The 7 Series, on the other hand, offers a generous 18.2 cubic feet of space, making it the more practical four-door limousine. Small items can be stowed away behind numerous wood-covered storage nooks. The center armrest and glovebox also offer good storage space.
|Mercedes-AMG S65 Sedan Trims||AMG S65 Sedan|
|Trunk Volume||16.6 cu. ft.|
Any time you spend over $200k on a car, you're either going to expect supercar performance or feature-packed luxury. The S65 might not be supercar quick, but it comes with more standard features than most people would know what to do with, and that's excluding the optional extras. Standard exterior features on the 2019 Mercedes-AMG S65 include LED lighting with Mercedes' intelligent light beam tech, including daytime, running lights and auto on/off headlights, rain-sensing window wipers illuminated door sills and more. On the inside, passengers are treated to ventilated and heated power bucket seats with massage and memory function, as well as four-zone automatic climate control, 64-color LED ambient lighting, a power sunroof, leather-covered steering wheel, and heated armrests as well as an integrated garage door opener and power rear sunshades. The list goes even further, but we think we've made our point.
CEO's like to party too! The 2019 S65 Sedan doesn't hold back when it comes to infotainment; the 12.3-inch high-resolution display shows off menus, navigation maps, and more in stunningly crisp color and is easy to navigate thanks to a choice of a touchpad, rotary controller, steering wheel inputs and voice command. The COMAND navigation system is backed up by three years of no-charge map updates, and you also get a three-year live traffic update subscription from TomTom. Important driver information is displayed through another 12.3-inch display or a head-up display unit. Audio is channeled through a high-end 26-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound system with enhanced front bass and sounds glorious. Standard issue features such as dual USB ports, Bluetooth streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are all present, as is a wireless phone charging pad. Overall, the infotainment system on the S65 Sedan is accessible enough for most drivers and looks great on that 12.3-inch screen.