Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled the all-new Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC Sedan, which will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the first half of 2022.
Equipped with a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine, the S 680 4MATIC is the most powerful model in the Mercedes-Maybach lineup, capable of producing 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque and propelling the luxury sedan from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
The new-generation S 680 now 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 further-developed front axle differential has been optimized in terms of its weight and friction values, the manufacturer said. Further refinements include active road noise compensation. 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.
The exterior design of the Mercedes-Maybach showcases unique features, including 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 color combinations from the Mercedes-Maybach paint chart are available.
The interior is equipped with 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. The designo backrest trim in wood, diamond stitching on the seats, Maybach pedal cluster and Maybach-specific scent round out the interior features.
With 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, the company said. 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.
Rear-axle steering allows for increased maneuverability and agility on narrow city streets with the reduced turning radius, Mercedes-Benz said. At the same time the handling benefits from a virtual extension of the wheelbase at higher speeds. The steering angle at the rear axle is up to 4.5 or 10 degrees, depending on the wheel selection (staggered or non-staggered). The vehicle is also equipped with the new ‘Maybach’ DYNAMIC SELECT mode.
With adaptive rear lighting, the brightness and color 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.
MBUX Interior Assist in the rear is able to detect rear-seat passengers. In this case the head restraints extend automatically. 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.
The all-new rear seat airbags 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.
With the MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment system, passengers in the rear will have 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.
Silver-plated champagne flutes and refrigerated compartment are available. 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.