The $200,000 V12 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680

2022 vehicles are starting to make their way to us, and with them comes the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680. The updated version of the large Mercedes-Benz sedan brings with it even more power than ever before. It also comes with the kind of luxury that lets everyone know that you’ve made it. Let’s look at what else is new in this Mercedes S-class.

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2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 | Mercedes

The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach will have an even more powerful engine

Okay, so we already have a V8 Mercedes-Maybach. Do we really need more? Apparently yes, or at least Mercedes thinks so. That’s why their newest addition to the Mercedes lineup will include a ridiculously powerful V12. 

According to Car and Driver, Mercedes isn’t alone in offering an engine that nobody needs. Both Bentley and Rolls-Royce also offer V12s. This is even as many car manufacturers are moving away from V8s and toward V6s in an effort to be more environmentally friendly. The general thought is that this will be Mercedes’ last V12, so if you’ve ever wanted an extremely expensive V12 engine in a Mercedes sedan, this is your chance.

The 2022 Mercedes S680 will be all-wheel drive, unlike its predecessor, the S580. The Mercedes S580 was only rear-wheel drive, but it had a touch of hybrid. There’s no room for a hybrid engine when you’re putting a V12 under the hood. 

The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 will be capable of 621 hp and have 738 feet of torque. It will also have a nine speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach is said to get from 0-60 mph in ust 4.4 seconds. 

What will it look like?

Car and Driver notes that Mercedes-Maybach shoppers will be able to choose a two-tone paint finish. This will separate it from the regular old S-class. If you’re dropping nearly $200,000 into a car, you want people to know that it is no common car.

You read that right – $200,000. In some parts of the country, $200,000 could buy a house. In the Mercedes lot, it can buy you a Maybach. So what else do you get for $200,000? A really fancy front grill, and a luxurious (super luxurious) interior. You’ll have to pay extra for a driver. 

How about the Mercedes-Maybach interior?

The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach has soft leather, and not just on the seats. Everything that can be leather is leather. The rear seats recline and have leg rests. Oh, and they’ll massage you, too. You can basically just think about opening the sun roof and it will happen. Okay, fine, you have to wave your hand, but you don’t have to do anything as pedestrian as pushing a button. Still, if you’re prone to waving at your neighbors, you may want to settle for a simple head nod on rainy days.

It’s longer than most cars and has chrome accents (perhaps 24kt gold would have weighed it down?). It also has active noise cancellation. 

If you’ve always had your heart set on an amazing fast, unbelievably luxurious Mercedes, the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 is for you. Just make sure you keep your hands on the steering wheel.

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