This 2008 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG was sold new through Park Place Motorcars in Dallas, TX for approximately $210,000 and resided in Texas with its original owner until the selling dealer’s recent acquisition. It now shows only 23,826 miles and is finished in Designo Graphite (041) over a two-tone Designo Corteccia (X49) and Charcoal AMG exclusive Nappa leather interior. Features include Distronic PLUS radar cruise control, night view assist, bi-xenon headlights with active curvelight illumination, an electric rear roller blind, park assist, rear-seat entertainment, a heated steering wheel, and more. Power comes from a 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 paired with a five-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission. This one-owner W221 AMG is now offered by the selling dealer in California with a recent one-owner Carfax report, factory books & literature, and a clean Texas title.
Compared to the standard W221 S-Class, the S65 AMG featured a lowered ride height, revised front and rear bumpers, side skirt extensions, unique exterior badging, and a quad-exit exhaust system. The seller notes that Designo Graphite paintwork appears to be original all around with no indications of prior paintwork other than the rear bumper. All glass remains original and exterior features include a panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights with active curvelight illumination, and fog lights.
Staggered 20″ AMG five-spoke wheels are mounted with Continental SportContact 2 tires measuring 255/35 and 275/35 respectively. AMG-modified Active Body Control (ABC) suspension was standard providing a lowered ride height, and new ABC lines and a fluid flush were recently performed in preparation for the sale. The braking system utilizes uprated calipers and cross-drilled discs measuring 15.4″ up front and 14.4″ in the rear.
The two-tone cabin is trimmed in S65-exclusive quilted Designo Corteccia (X49) Nappa leather accented with a Charcoal upper dash which continues along the top of each door card and steering wheel. Designo Matte Natural Grain Oak trim adorns the center console, dash, and doors. Notable features include heated and ventilated multi-contour front and rear seats, navigation, a 14-speaker 600-watt Harman Kardon Logic7 sound system, an in-dash CD changer, Distronic PLUS radar cruise control, night view assist, heat insulating & infrared reflecting safety glass all around, a heated steering wheel, active dynamic front seats, a panoramic glass sliding roof, electric rear roller blind, electric window blinds for the rear windows, park assist, a rear-view camera, keyless-go, and more. The headliner is finished in Designo Anthracite alcantara and presents with no blemishes.
The heated multi-function steering wheel frames instrumentation consisting of a configurable LCD display, a 220-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer with a 6k-rpm redline, and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The digital odometer indicates approximately 23,826 miles.
The twin-turbocharged and intercooled 6.0-liter V12 was factory-rated at 604 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 738 lb-ft of torque between 2,000-4,000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed AMG Speedshift transmission. The engine is covered in an AMG-exclusive carbon fiber airbox showing the signature of the single-engine maker emblazoned on a plaque at the center of the airbox.
Service indicated on the attached Carfax shows regular dealer service history and linear mileage updates throughout. The report also indicated one minor accident (cosmetic only) in 2015 with no other damage and only one-owner since new.
The one-owner Carfax report shows Texas registration from new. This Designo S65 AMG is now offered by the selling dealer with factory books & literature, a recent ABC service, and a clean Texas title.
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