Mercedes-Maybach introduces first plug-in hybrid, EV to launch in 2023
Mercedes-Benz’s ultra-luxury Maybach brand has introduced its first plug-in hybrid, and it is aiming for its first all-electric vehicle later this year.
The 2023 Mercedes-Maybach S580e being deployed first in China, followed by Thailand, Europe and “other countries”. We have reached out to Mercedes-Benz Australia to confirm whether we are one of them.
It combines a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder petrol engine producing 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque with an electric motor of 110kW/440Nm, for a total system output of 375kW And 750Nm.
The company claims an electric range of up to 100km, power consumption of 22.9-25kWh/100km and a combined fuel consumption of 0.8-1.0l/100km – all on the WLTP cycle. .
With the ‘regular’ Mercedes-Benz S580e using a 28kWh battery pack, we expect Maybach to use the same.
The S580e will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, reaching a top speed of 140 km/h on pure electric power or an overall top speed of 250 km/h.
It has an 11kW charger as standard for three-phase AC charging, with 60kW DC charging as an option.
It looks like the standard S580, although look closer and you’ll find blue accents in the headlights, the door for the charging socket and the battery charge status display in the dashboard.
Interior images haven’t been released yet, but we expect similar luxury equipment to the petrol models including active road noise compensation, a 31-speaker Burmester sound system and a total of five screens. picture in the cabin.
Options in the petrol model include an augmented reality windshield display, power-operated rear doors, a full-length wooden center console, and built-in rear armrests. cold and the Designo package finishes almost every surface – even the ceiling panels – in animal skin.
Maybach’s version of Mercedes-Benz S-Class offered in Australia only in the S680 guise, powered by a twin-turbo 6.0 liter V12 with 453 kW of power and 900 Nm of torque.
In other markets, the S580 is available, using a mildly twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that produces 370kW and 700Nm.
Although it has slightly less power and torque than the plug-in hybrid, its 0-100 km/h time is slightly faster at 4.8 seconds.
The S680 is one of two Maybach models offered in Australia, the other being Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV.
The Mercedes-Maybach name will be applied to electric vehicles for the first time this year. It is expected to be a production version of Concept SUV Mercedes-Maybach EQS 2021was spy test.