The Mercedes-Maybach S680 has been revealed with the brand’s twin-turbocharged 6,0-litre V12 resting proudly at the helm. Although previously hinted, this reveal comes as a surprise next to the brand’s concerted push towards electrification via its EQ division.
This must be why, despite releasing a catalogue of images, the brand failed to attach a press release fully detailing its latest premium offering. As a result, we’re not too sure what the power output on the Mercedes-Maybach S680 is exactly. For the sake of reference, the previous generation’s S650, which used the same engine, produced 463 kW and 1 000 N.m of torque. What the brand does quote is a combined fuel consumption of 14,1 L/100 km and a CO2 emission figure of 322 g/km. It’s also assumed that power is presented to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Visually, the V12-powered Mercedes-Maybach S680 doesn’t look all too different compared to the S480 that was unveiled for the Chinese market last month. The model depicted here is finished in the brand’s dual-tone Designo Rubelit Red and Kalahari Gold with a selection of chrome trimmings. A bold set of 21-inch alloy wheels completes the opulent look.
Within the cabin of the Mercedes-Maybach S680 is the rear bench which houses a number of comfort features such as the adjustable rear seats with calf-massaging functionalities, adaptive rear lighting, a refrigerated compartment and an improved “energizing” comfort control system which adopts the Burmester high-end 4D surround sound system.
The interior of the model depicted here uses Designo brown open-pore walnut wood with aluminium lines to create a comfortable and distinctive look.
With the Mercedes-Maybach S680, the German manufacture is not shy to state that it directs this flagship product directly towards the Chinese market. Hubert Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Greater China, explained that more than two out of three Mercedes-Maybach models sold are allocated to this market.