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.

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    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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