Mercedes-Maybach S 680

The Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC range has been expanded with the introduction of the long-wheelbase, V8-equipped S 580 L 4MATIC.

Also coming Downunder is the Maybach-badged saloon featuring a V12 engine.

Both have 180mm added to the wheelbase to provide added comfort and luxury for the rear-seat passengers.

Is powered by a V8 (370 kW and 700 Nm) and for the first time is paired with mild-hybrid drive.

Available exclusively in the long-wheelbase configuration the S 580 L has Nappa leather upholstery, as well as glass that reflects infrared and insulates against heat and noise for all windows.

Mercedes-Benz S 580

An Active Multi-Contour seat package is also fitted as standard, which includes adjustable air chambers in the front seats for fine-tuning of their position and support, plus a variety of massage programs.

All-new Digital Light headlamps allow new functions. Inside each unit is a light module with three powerful LEDs. These make for a projection range on full high-beam is 150 metres longer than the Multibeam LED.

The standard Burmester 3D sound system has 15 speakers and 710 Watts. On the options list is a Burmester high-end 4D surround sound system with 31 speakers and output of 1750 watts includes a subwoofer and eight bass shakers (exciters) in the seats, the latter allowing passengers to feel the music.

Powered by bi-turbo V12 (463 kW and 900 Nm) the Mercedes-Maybach is aimed to guarantee the second-row occupants travel in first-class comfort.

Mercedes-Maybach S 680

They have Rear Comfort Doors providing additional powered assistance, high-pile floor mats and Exclusive Nappa leather in distinctive design style throughout the cabin.
The Burmester high-end 4D surround sound system, and Adaptive Ambient Lighting (front and rear).

Front seat passengers enjoy a Warmth Comfort Pack including warmed seats, armrests and centre console, while the driver sits before a heated multifunction steering wheel beautifully crafted from polished woodgrain and Nappa leather.

A TV tuner and DAB+ digital radio tuner are also standard. The interior is finished in standard high-gloss black poplar wood trim, with the centre console in crystal-look black.

Mercedes-Benz S 580

The Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC has a front grille featuring narrow vertical bars and 20-inch 5-hole forged alloy wheels.

Exclusive two-tone paint finishes with dividing line can be optionally specified, with a second colour applied by hand in a process that can take up to one week.

Rear-wheel steering, which can turn the rear wheels up to 10 degrees to significantly reduce the vehicle’s turning circle, is also standard (when optional 21-inch wheels are equipped, 4.5-degree rear-wheel steering can be added).

Mercedes-Maybach S 680

The Mercedes-Benz S 580 L 4MATIC saloon is priced at $329,900 (MRLP) while the Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC saloon is priced at $565,800 (MRLP). Both models will be available to order in Q3, with first customer deliveries expected in Q4 of 2021. Note that these prices don’t include on-road costs and any dealer delivery charges.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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