V12 Maybach is now apparently limited to the top model, making the S 63 AMG obsolete.
So you are in the market for a new one Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, but that the upcoming 503 hp 516 lb ft S 580 4Matic four-liter twin-turbo V8 just won’t cut the mustard for you? Well, we’ve got great news – the Uber-Mercedes brand will soon be offering a proper 612 hp 664 lb ft 6.0-liter V12 Maybach S 680 after all.
So the Maybach comes with a V12 after all
It has been said that the thirst of the curved twelve would damage Merc’s total carbon footprint by the millions. So a V12 was out of the question at first. But the fact that two-thirds of total production goes to China mitigates that carbon hit significantly. What will bring tears to the green eyes. But, without a doubt, the oligarchs do not please the end.
The V12 is now apparently limited to the Maybach top model, making the S 63 AMG obsolete. The all-wheel drive Maybach V12 has Airmatic air suspension with adjustable damping, while rear-axle steering is optional, but recommended for the 5.47-meter-long flagship. There are two variants. A 4.5 degree version to reduce the giant’s turning circle from 35 inches to 40 feet. Or a rear axle rotated 10 degrees to get another three feet out of this U-turn.
You can write a book about all the features of the Maybach S-Class, but here are a few highlights … Apart from the unique bonnet and the exclusive Maybach radiator grille as well as the Maybach logo embedded in the glazed C-pillar, you can opt for the optional hand-painted two-tone body. Depending on the color chosen, application can take up to a week.