Automobile concern Daimler has published the first official pictures of the most powerful and expensive modification of the new generation Mercedes-Maybach S-Class luxury sedan. The car with the index “S680” received a 12-cylinder engine.
For the first time, the manufacturer hinted at the release of a similar version of the flagship sedan in mid-April, when a teaser for the novelty appeared. Then the company noted that the premiere of the novelty will be timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the W3 model, which was released in 1921 and became the first full-fledged model of the Maybach brand.
The automaker has not yet disclosed technical data for the new Mercedes-Maybach S680. If you believe unofficial information, then under the hood of such a sedan will be an upgraded 6.0-liter V12 engine with two turbines. Such a unit on its predecessor produced 630 hp. and 1,000 Nm of torque.
It is possible that the manufacturer will increase the engine power for the new generation sedan. In addition, it is expected that the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class with a V12 unit can get all-wheel drive for the first time – the sedan of the outgoing generation was exclusively rear-wheel drive.
Recall that the standard Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 503 hp. and 700 Nm of torque. In addition, the sedan for the Chinese market has a modification with a 3.0-liter inline gasoline “six”, which is supported by the EQ Boost starter-generator. The output of such a power plant is 367 hp. and 500 Nm.
We recommend that you watch a detailed test drive of the Mercedes S-Class W223 from the InfoCar team: