The new generation Mercedes S-Class has just been launched and the future Maybach and AMG versions are already confirmed. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be the only version that will keep the V12 engine.
The new Mercedes S-Class can already be ordered and the first deliveries will take place in December. At the same time, other versions are already confirmed. The first of them, the Plug-In Hybrid version of the Mercedes S 580, will have an electric range of about 100 km.
Then comes the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which will be unveiled in November at the Guangzhou Motor Show.
As with the old version, the new Mercedes-Maybach will be 20 cm longer and will have a wheelbase 20 cm larger than the long wheelbase version which means it will be 5,489 mm long.
Steffen Schierholz, Manager Global Product Communications S-Class, E-Class, C-Class, has already confirmed that the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be the only one in the range to retain the V12 engine.
We expect the top Mercedes-Maybach S 650 to develop at least 630 HP transmitted to the rear axle.
In the case of the AMG versions, the Mercedes-AMG S 65 will disappear, but there will also be two AMG versions, both electrified: the Mercedes-AMG S 63 e and the Mercedes-AMG S 73 e.
According to the British magazine Autocar, which quoted the former head of AMG, Tobias Moers, the future top model 73 e will develop up to 600 kW or 816 HP. The future Mercedes-AMG S 73 will be the most powerful S-Class series of all time.
It will combine the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor located between the 9-speed automatic transmission and the heat engine. The second version will be called Mercedes-AMG S 63 e and will also be electrified.
We expect the battery to have a capacity of at least 20 kWh. Schierholz mentioned that the Plug-In Hybrid versions will still have the battery in the trunk, but they will be more compact and will not take up as much space as in the previous Plug-In Hybrid version.