Although the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class was revealed a few months back, details about the engine lineup have only just been announced.
The only way to get a V12 in the latest S-Class is to stump up for a Mercedes-Maybach S680 4Matic.
Under the bonnet there’s a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 generating 450kW of power between 5250 and 5500rpm, and 900Nm of torque between 2000 and 4000rpm.
Fitted with all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic as standard, the S680 is capable of a 4.5 second 0-100km/h time.
Given the S680 will only account for a small fraction of overall S-Class sales, the S680 misses out on the mild-hybrid setup that’s present on all other petrol-powered variants.
Like the shorter and less overtly luxurious Mercedes-Benz S580, the Mercedes-Maybach S580 has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 making 370kW at 5500rpm, and 700Nm between 2000 and 4500rpm.
The V8 is aided by a 48V mild hybrid system with an electric motor that can provide a 15kW and 200Nm boost for a short period of time.
As with its V12 sibling, all-wheel drive and a nine-speed auto as standard. The Maybach S580 has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
The super-long wheelbase Maybach S580 is 0.3 seconds slower to the century than the regular S580.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class arrives in Australia during the fourth quarter of this year.
As we’ve detailed previously, the Maybach will be available with “first class” rear seats, a refrigerated rear console, power operated rear doors, active noise cancellation, and a Burmester sound system.
With its 3396mm long wheelbase – up 180mm from the regular long-wheelbase S-Class – there should be plenty of stretching room in the Maybach.