2018 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Sedan Gets AMG's Big Torquey Twelve - Daimler has actually been adamant for a long time that it will not do an AMG Maybach. They're 2 separate pillars atop the Mercedes array, we're told. So exactly how does the German automaker satisfy those requiring clients accustomed to the idea of paying to have their method?
Easy: just slot an AMG engine right into a Maybach, and also do not call it an AMG. That's what Mercedes maded with the G650 Laundaulet as well as S650 Cabriolet. As well as just as we anticipated, now it's slotting that very same engine into the car too.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Sedan Gets AMG's Big Torquey Twelve
Though not landmark statement has been made, the maker has actually quietly launched preliminary specs for the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S650 sedan. It's basically the like the limo we've already seen, however rather than a V8 or the "basic" V12, it packs AMG's flagship engine-- displacing 6.0 liters across twelve cylinders, with twin turbochargers assisting it create 621 horse power and 738 lb-ft of torque.
That coincides engine as you'll discover in the previously mentioned 650-series Maybachs, as we as 65-series AMGs like the SL65 roadster, G65 sport-ute, and also S65 sedan, coupe, and also exchangeable.
Carried to the rear wheels through a seven-speed transmission, all that muscular tissue is said to be adequate to shuffle the large sedan to 60 in simply 4.6 secs. That's 0.4 secs slower compared to the S65 sedan that shares the very same engine, system, as well as just about everything else, but extending as it does 215 inches on a 132.5-inch wheelbase, the Maybach is much longer by nearly a foot.
As well as though aesthetic weight has yet to be introduced, you can bet the ultra-luxe variation is significantly larger even compared to the S65's substantial 5,000 pounds.
Likewise not announced at present is the market price for the US market. Yet when you consider that the existing Maybach S600 starts at $191,300 as well as the AMG S65 at $226,900 (a $45k premium over the typical S600 at $170,750), you shouldn't anticipate much adjustment back from a quarter million.
That 'd placed it straight in accordance with the equivalent, top-of-the-line Bentley Traveling Stimulate W12 S. That is, unless Daimler's powerful new limo turns out to be a limited-production event like the various other 650-series Maybachs, where instance it's liable to charge even more.