Among luxury sedan makers, Mercedes-Maybach is the latest to introduce an electrified model (previously only mild hybrids were in the lineup): Bentley already has the Flying Spur Mulliner hybrid, and Rolls-Royce is rolling out the all-electric Specter coupe with might and main. Now it will be possible to charge the Maybach from the outlet.
Under the hood of the Mercedes-Maybach S 580 e, an in-line 3.0-liter turbo engine with the M256 index is installed, which develops 367 hp. With. and 500 Nm. An electric motor (110 kW / 150 hp, 440 Nm) is built into the body of the 9-speed “automatic”, the peak output of the hybrid installation is 510 hp. With. and 750 Nm. This is the only Z223 Maybach that does not have all-wheel drive.
It is curious that passport acceleration to 100 km / h in a hybrid Maybach takes one tenth less than in a conventional S 580 e – 5.1 s versus 5.2 s.
However, the range on electric traction (a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 28.6 kWh is located under the trunk floor) due to the lower curb weight is higher for the regular version – 113 km in the WLTP cycle versus 100 km for the Maybach. In all-electric mode, the hybrids can reach speeds of up to 140 km/h.
From the outside, you can tell the hybrid S 580 e from the V8 car thanks to the charging connector hatch on the left above the rear left wheel and the blue glow of the parking lights. The instrument panel, along with other indicators, displays the remaining charge of the traction battery. The basic AC charger is rated for 11 kW charging power (that is, you can fully charge the battery in 2.5 hours), and DC charging up to 60 kW is offered for an extra charge.
The premiere of the hybrid Mercedes-Maybach took place in China, then the model will debut in Thailand, and then in Europe. By the way, before the end of the year, the Maybach range will be replenished with an electric car, which will be based on the EQS SUV model.