Hey Cool Car Fans,
As The Cool Car Guy, I get notified of some really cool cars that come around from various sources that I have access to and sometimes they include photos. This particular vehicle, I had to showcase on CoolCarGuy.com because once in a while, a vehicle shows up on my radar that is an amazing deal. I’m not selling this vehicle here at CoolCarGuy.com, but simply showcasing it as a cool car for my visitors. I don’t know if it’s still available for sale, so if you are interested in it, you would have to contact me and I could check into it for you. I might be able to track one down similar to it too, but this was one of those “deals” that if I did have a client that was in the market for one, at the time of writing this article, I would have called them immediately.
The 2007 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG
In 2007 Mercedes Benz did a redesign of their S-Class model. If you’re not familiar with Mercedes-Benz the S-Class is their luxury sedan and in 2007 it was a top competitor with vehicles like the Audi A8 and S8, the BMW 7 Series, the Maserati Quattroporte, the Lexus LS460, the Jaguar XJ Series, The Cadillac DTS and the Bentley Continental Flying Spur. For the revamp, Mercedes focused on better handling and performance and expanding the scope of luxury with better technology oriented features. I have heard that the owner’s manual is over 700 pages and it may take you a month to figure out all the features and options on this vehicle.
It’s an amazingly cool car and one of the coolest luxury cars on the planet. This is because it’s the ultimate sleeper cell It is the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing as you will discover when you drive it. It’s the car where you are sitting at a stoplight next to the kid who pulls up in his tuner car and thinks he has a really fast car, until you hit the gas pedal for fun and you quickly start to disappear. If you’ve ever driven one of these with the AMG package than you know what I’m talking about.
The 2007 S65 AMG came equipped with a 6.0L 604 hp twin-turbo V12 engine. In case you just missed that, this vehicle delivers 604 horsepower @ 4800 RPM and 738 pounds of foot torque @ 2000 RPM in a luxury car. You’re not buying this vehicle for the gas mileage, but it still does pretty well for being a high performance vehicle. In the V8 S-Class you could expect to get between 14 and 22 mpg, but the V12 is still rated at 12mpg to 20mpg, which is fantastic for a muscle, luxury car like the S65 AMG. It’s the incredible German engineering you would expect from a Mercedes Benz.
When you punch that gas pedal you’re going to get awesome power delivery. with no hesitations. and the air suspension in this vehicle is fantastic. It even feels good on bumpy roads. The handling is amazing, but it is rear wheel drive in case you are wondering, with all the luxury features that you can dream of that were pretty much standard on the S65 AMG. I will list the features and options that were included on the window sticker of this particular one below, so you can see what I mean.
The features included things like heated and ventilated seats in the rear with massage and night view assist. It’s the little things that I like included in German cars, like this one, with things like their remote sunroof controls, which allow you to open the sunroof as you approach the vehicle with your remote. This allows you to let the heat escape the vehicle on a hot Summer day before you get into the vehicle, which is literally a cool feature that I use all the time on my BMW 335i in the Summer to cool off the inside of my black on black car before I get into it.
This particular vehicle sold new for $191,215. You could probably pick it up for about $65,000 to $67,000, based on it only having 13,000 miles, which is a steal for a one of a kind vehicle that had an original list price of $191,215. A lower priced V8 model is going to sell for as low as $25,000 to $40,000 and you may even be able to get a higher mileage 2007 with the AMG package for $40,000 to $50,000. This one though with all the options and an original sticker of over $190,000 is unbelievable for the money because it is barely driven.
This is a car that very few people are going to have and the neat thing about Mercedes-Benz is that they do not have a body style change very often, every seven years as I recall. They have a redesign of this vehicle for 2014. What this means for the savvy car enthusiast is that they can drive a 2007 and the public doesn’t know that it’s not a 2013. This would be a great car for a collector to add to their portfolio or the ultimate daily driver for someone who appreciates luxury and incredible performance. If you like the Mercedes-Benz product line and you can afford this price range of vehicle, you should definitely check out the 2007 S65 AMG as a serious option.
OfF The Window Sticker
501 Black Exclusive Leather
***** STANDARD ACCESSORIES *****
K11 Adaptive Brake Light
051 Phone Sys. with VCS (Handset/Cradle sold
218 Rearview Camera
297 Rear Side-Window Blinds
401 Heated and Active Ventilated Front Seats
423 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
432 Driving Dynamic Front Seats
461 English Inscriptions
475 Tire-Pressure Monitoring System
494 Emission Equipment
524 Paint Protection
530 DVD COMAND Navigation
536 SIRIUS Satellite Radio
581 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control
582 Climate Control/Rear Compartment
595 Infrared Glass
610 Night View Assist
615 Bi-Xenon Active Light System
619 Cornering Fog Lamps
634 First Aid Kit
636 Collective Code
668 Sea Packing & Dispatch
731 Burl Walnut Wood Trim
789 AMG 20″5 Spoke Wheels
814 DVD 6-Disc Changer
875 Heated Washer System
881 Electronic Trunk Closer
***** OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES *****
233 Distronic Plus $2,850
402 Active Ventilated Seats/Rear $1,690
406 Multi-Contour Seats Rear $800
413 Panorama Sunroof $1,000
Cool Car Guy Rating: Blow The Doors Off Luxury
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