2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4Matic First Drive: Big Luxury in Every Sense
The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S680 4Matic is one of the most beautiful luxury cars. So far, over 60,000 units of this car have been sold worldwide. In China, the demand for these cars was 700 units per month. It features unique sheet metal, such as a new hold that is placed a little higher compared to the S-Class hood. Besides, it comes with a redesigned greenhouse that features a little higher roofline, formal C-pillar, and non-movable rear quarter windows. Let’s find out more about this model. Read on to find out more.
In the US, they offer two versions of the vehicle. The Maybach S580 4Matic comes with almost the same drivetrain as the high-end S-Class. The codename of the engine is M176, which is a 4.0-liter V8, twin-turbo engine. It produces 496 horsepower at an engine RPM of 5,500 and a torque of 516 lb-ft. The price of the unit is $185,950.
The Maybach S680 4Matic will be launched in 2022, but there is no official announcement about the price of the unit. For the first time, the vehicle features a 6.0-liter V-12, 9-speed automatic transmission system.
The 9G-Tronic can’t handle more than 664 lb-ft. Therefore, the torque of the twin-turbo V-12 has been reduced. But you still have a lot of power at your disposal. The engine is powerful enough to hit the speed of 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds with its 603 horses.
As far as quickness is concerned, it’s 0.2 seconds ahead of the S650. Apart from this, in Europe, the vehicle can hit 155 mph as the rules are a little less strict. So, if you are from the UK, you can try that kind of speed without breaking the law. There is nothing to worry about at all.
In the US, on the other hand, the speed limit is just 130 mph. After all, we love using those all-season tires. But this is still a pretty high speed as you won’t need to hit that high speed during most of your rides.
Although it’s has taken over 20 years, Mercedes-Benz has come up with a unique niche for the new brand. While Maybach S680 doesn’t feature the extraordinary Rolls-Royce Phantom, it does have a lot of other amenities. Plus, the good thing is that you can get it by paying half the price.
On the other hand, the V-8 S580 is a lot bigger, spacious, and ostentatiously opulent compared to Bentley Flying Spur. So, if you are looking for understated luxury, we suggest that they should go for the S-Class.
Based on the 60,000 happy customers who have bought the superseded Mercedes-Maybach, we can say that the absence of this feature is not going to affect the sales.
Long story short, this was the first look at the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4Matic. If you are fond of Mercedes, we suggest that you consider giving a go to this model as well. Hopefully, you won’t regret your decision.