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Mercedes-Maybach S Class S680: All About The V12 Maybach In Five Images


Mercedes keeps the V12 alive with the Maybach S Class S680

 

Sure, Mercedes-Benz may be going all out on its electric journey with the EQ brand, but it has still been showing internal combustion engines a little love. Recently, the carmaker quietly introduced the Mercedes-Maybach S Class S680 that plonks in a V12 motor. Here’s all about it in five images:

Long Live The V12s

The Maybach S Class S680 is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 that makes 612PS. Paired with a 9-speed automatic, it drives all four wheels, a first for a V12 Mercedes-Benz passenger car. While the torque hasn’t been revealed, it will likely be the same 1000Nm as that of its predecessor, the S650.

Powertrains Compared

 

Mercedes-Maybach S480 4MATIC

Mercedes-Maybach S580 4MATIC

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

Engine

3.0-litre six-cylinder

4.0-litre twin-turbo V8

6.0-litre V12

Power (PS)

367PS

496PS

612PS

Torque (Nm)

500Nm

700Nm

1000Nm (Expected)

Transmission Option

9-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Drivetrain

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

 

The S680 is pretty much the top-of-the-line Maybach S Class Mercedes has to offer. The V12 is more powerful than the next best, the S580, by 116PS. Yes, we don’t know the torque figures, but if we were to go by the S650 pushing out 1000Nm, then it's quite the step up over the S580.

 

Performance Runs

 

Mercedes-Maybach S480 4MATIC

Mercedes-Maybach S580 4MATIC

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

0-100kmph

5.8 seconds 

4.4 seconds

4.5 seconds

Top speed 

250kmph 

250kmph 

250kmph

 

While the S580 edges past the V12 in the 0-100kmph sprint, the S680’s numbers are pretty impressive, considering it has the biggest engine in the lineup and the model tips the scales at 2,350kg. The top speeds for all three engines are electronically limited to 250kmph.

Other Differences

It is hard to comment on the differences, considering Mercedes has shared a few images which reveal the S680 trunk badge and the V12 insignia on the fenders. It has a dual-tone colour scheme and a hand-painted line dividing the two shades. It will, of course, retain its lavish cabin with its airliner suite-shaming twin Executive rear seats featuring massage function, dedicated climate control zones, and an optional fridge with champagne glasses. 

Other features include the S-Class-like dashboard layout with wood inserts and graphics,  Augmented Reality head-up display, Burmester 4D sound system, a panoramic sunroof, 18 airbags, and Level-3 autonomous driving technology.

 

Fate For India

 

Mercedes is likely to bring the luxurious Maybach S Class to India after the standard model, which is set to launch later this year. The S680 will be quite an expensive offering, considering the model in Russia is priced at 27,850,000 rubles (around Rs 2.75 crore).  

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