Car aficionados have had reason to rejoice in the past few days…
As we found out, the Mercedes-Maybach with a powerful V12 engine is definitely not dead. The famous German brand has finally presented a top variant of the S-Class line, which is still powered by this beastly unit. The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4Matic, is based on the new W223 generation S-Class and replaces the S650 that already exists in the Maybach portfolio. Beneath its long hood hides a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 621 horsepower.
This engine is powerful enough to accelerate a massive luxury sedan weighing more than 2.5 tons from zero to one hundred kilometers per hour in just 4.4 seconds, before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 210 kilometers per hour. You may also have noticed the 4Matic suffix in its name which tells us that all-wheel drive is part of the standard offering. The premium Maybach has also been given all-wheel steering as well, making it easier to maneuver in tight spaces.
The design and special treatment that the Mercedes-Maybach S680 received is almost identical to the one we already saw on the S580 unit unveiled late last year, except for the specific markings. This means that the model wears the same radiator grille with stainless steel details, while the two-tone exterior is optional and available in 10 contrasting finishes.
The passenger cabin is where a really special story begins. The interior is characterized by ultra-delicate Nappa leather, which can be seen on the dashboard, headliner and visors. To further pamper passengers and drivers, the cab recognizes hand gestures and thus controls the sliding panoramic roof, rear shades and doors. The cabin itself is quiet thanks to all the materials that make it up, but the active sound control can be attributed to the Burmeister 4D surround sound filter system, which will eliminate even the tiniest road sounds that manage to creep into the vehicle's interior.
According to the Mercedes brand, the S680 will be available for purchase during the first half of next year, but its official price has not been announced yet. Since we know that a slightly weaker variant of the Mercedes-Maybach S580 can be purchased at a price of $ 200,000, we can already assume now that this novelty will be significantly more expensive. Still, did the Maybach owners ever care about the price?