Maybach S-Class To Debut In November, AMG S63e And S73e To Follow
It was only yesterday that Mercedes unveiled the new S-Class and we are already looking at future derivatives of the luxobarge. In the end, we won’t have to wait long for the chic version of Maybach as a UK magazine. Coach has learned that the official premiere is set to take place in November. Unsurprisingly, the extra-long sedan will premiere at the Guangzhou auto show in China where the Maybach brand has enjoyed great success since its reintroduction a few years ago.
Mercedes has already announced that the Maybach S-Class will be the only version in the lineup to still offer the silky-smooth V12 engine, a 6.0-liter twin-turbo powerhouse with plenty of power. According to Coach, its power will remain unchanged, at 621 horsepower and a torque of 738 lb-ft (1000 Nm).
The Benz-branded S-Class is already larger than its predecessor in both wheelbase configurations, but the Maybach enthusiast will additionally be stretched out for stellar rear legroom. Other than the confirmed 4Matic all-wheel drive system, additional details are not available at the time of writing. However, Markus Schäfer, board member for group research and development, purchasing and supplier quality, said: Coach the Maybach version will be “very different from the long versions”.
Likewise, the S-Class lineup will be further diversified with the launch of not one, but two AMG models. While the V12-powered S65 won’t return, the S63e and S73e will deliver massive power. The two are said to combine a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with a rear-mounted electric motor, which would develop 134 horsepower in the S63e to deliver a combined output of almost 700 horsepower. The top dog will use a 201 hp specification of the electric motor for a total of 805 hp.
It is believed that both AMG models are in the final stages of development and will share a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of around 20 kWh. It’s unclear when the two performance versions will perform, but UK deliveries won’t start until the middle of next year.
The low-sell coupe and convertible versions are not returning, while a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain has also been excluded, although the E-Class is available in some markets with electrified diesel. The most advanced setup will be reserved for the EQS, a fully electric flagship coming next year with a much more striking design compared to the conservative S-Class.