The New Maybach S680 Goes From 0 to 100 in Just 4.4 Seconds
Say hello to the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S680 4Matic, equipped with a handcrafted 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine which makes it the most powerful model in the Mercedes-Maybach lineup.
In case you’re wondering how powerful it is, this tank of a limousine is capable of producing 621 hp and 1000 Nm of torque and rocketing the luxury sedan from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.
How much more power?
Previously, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class was offered in two trim levels – the S580 and the S650, where the former was powered by a 496 hp 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 engine, and the S650 came with a 603 hp 6.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V12 engine.
The new-generation S 680 now also includes the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system for the first time. Delivering 31% torque distribution to the front axle and 69% to the rear axle, the 4MATIC system offers the best possible traction and driving stability while delivering the highest level of ride comfort and driving dynamics.
The further-developed front axle differential has been optimized in terms of its weight and friction values. Further refinements of the luxury sedan include active road noise compensation, which helps make the already serene interior environment of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class even quieter.
Burmester 4D Surround Sound
Similar to headphones with noise suppression, the system reduces unwanted low-frequency noises using counter-phased sound waves. Active road noise compensation is a function of the new Burmester High-End 4D Surround Sound System.
On the exterior, key features include Maybach-exclusive highlights such as the front bumper and radiator grille with Maybach lettering, engine hood trim strip, illuminated seamless door handles and Maybach door sill panels in stainless steel illuminated in the front and rear.
On request, the appearance of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class can be further enhanced by a two-tone paint finish with a fine dividing line. A total of ten colour combinations from the Mercedes-Maybach paint chart are available.
Inside, we have Nappa Leather finishes throughout, including the headliner, dashboard and instrument panel surrounds, armrests and glovebox, window frames and pillars, sun visors, backrest pockets and door sill panel inserts, and two seat rest cushions for rear passengers complete with diamond quilting, contrast piping and the Mercedes-Maybach emblem.
With the available electronically-powered comfort doors, the rear doors can be controlled by the driver and open and close with no human effort, even on gradients. Integration into the MBUX infotainment and control system and Blind Spot Assist system ensures a high level of operating convenience and additional safety.
In combination with MBUX Interior Assist in the rear, the closing action of the automatic comfort doors can even be started or stopped with a hand gesture.
Adaptive rear lighting
With adaptive rear lighting, the brightness and colour temperature of the interior lighting is adjustable in several stages. The LED spotlights are adjustable for position and size, allowing use for reading or lounge lighting.
The MBUX Interior Assist in the rear is also able to detect rear-seat passengers. In this case the head restraints extend automatically. Intuitive hand gestures can be used to control the rear roller sun blind in the panoramic sliding sunroof. This is available in conjunction with MBUX Interior Assist in the front.
And then we have the all-new rear seat airbags which offer advanced protection for passengers with an innovative deployment and inflation concept, allowing them to adapt to rear seat passengers and deploy in a gentle manner to reduce the effect of an impact.
MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment
With the MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment system, passengers in the rear can also enjoy the full MBUX experience with direct access to vehicle functions. For example, it is possible to watch films and access internet content on the two fully-integrated 11.6-inch high-resolution displays.
The available silver-plated champagne flutes and refrigerated compartment complete the exclusive atmosphere in the rear of the Mercedes-Maybach. A tailor-made insert in the stowage compartment and two matching holders in the center console hold the flutes in place even when on the move.
That being said, the Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC Sedan will go on sale in the U.S. in the first half of 2022, while it is also very highly unlikely that it would make it to Malaysia.
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