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Headline:Late night torque showDate:01/02/2005
Source:   (Click Here for more details).Groupreview
Issue:2005-05 (1 February 2005) (p. 66--69)         (Click Here for more stories from this issue).
Review:Can 737lb ft justify the £142,740 price tag Mercedes-Benz has put on the S65 AMG? or does the £66,740 cheaper ALPINA B7 make the scarier super-saloon? Ben Oliver lets them argue it out

New air-dam, boot spoiler and huge wheels transform ungainly 7-series into tough ALPINA B7

B7 hit 60mph in 4.8secs, in the wet; feelsome steering and adept, precise handling.

Ride better than B7's, but S65 feels detached and handling isn't as good.

You could argue that the S65 has a greater span of ability - from luxury at one end of the spectrum to insane performance at the other - than any car ever made. But see it in the context of its rivals, and the roads it has to be driven on, and it suddenly seems what an S-class has never been, until now: too expensive and slightly irrelevant. We'll take two B7s, please.
Cars:Mercedes S class S65 AMG (1 (04 - ))
Alpina B7 - (E65 (03 - ))

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