Mercedes Maybach S580e debuts as a 510hp luxury PHEV

    The Mercedes-Maybach S580e has an electric-only range of 100km.

    Published On Feb 10, 2023 07:14:00 PM

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    The Mercedes-Maybach S580e is the luxury division’s first plug-in hybrid model, offering a 100km electric range.

    1. Maybach S580e has a 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine and an e-motor
    2. Its battery can be fully charged in 30 minutes with a 60Kw DC fast charger
    3. Maybach’s first EV to debut in 2023

    Based on the Mercedes-Benz S580e, the Maybach is expected to push the model’s refinement – and cost – to greater heights. For reference, the Mercedes-Maybach S580 in India costs Rs 2.57 crore.

    Mercedes-Maybach S580e: powertrains

    The S580e combines a 3.0-litre, inline-six petrol engine rated for 367hp and 500Nm with a 150hp, 440Nm electric motor, giving a total system output of 510hp and 750Nm. This allows the sedan to dispatch the 0-100kph sprint in 5.1sec, eventually reaching a top speed of 250kph (or 140kph on electric power alone).

    While the battery specification hasn't been mentioned, the Maybach S580e has an electric-only range of 100km and gets a 11kW AC charger as standard. It also gets a 60kW DC fast charger as an option which can fully charge the battery in 30 minutes. 

    Initially, it will be offered in China, one of Maybach’s strongest markets – it delivered 1,100 cars per month there in 2022 – followed by Thailand, Europe and “other markets”, according to an official statement.

    Future Mercedes-Maybach models

    Mercedes-Maybach boss Daniel Lescow said, “The Mercedes-Maybach S580e represents a pivotal step in the transformation of our heritage brand into an electric future. We will present our first fully electric model as early as 2023.” That first EV is expected to be a modified version of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, previewed by the Concept EQS at the 2021 Munich motor show.

    The expansion of Maybach’s line-up comes after the brand set a second consecutive record year for sales volumes, at 21,600 units. This was a 37 percent improvement on the previous year.

    That growth was driven by demand from Japan, Korea, the Middle East and China – a platform from which the growing line-up could spring to a third consecutive record year. 

    Mercedes-Maybach competition

    Maybach is just one of the various luxury brands to have seen record levels of success last year. Bentley, for example, broke its all-time best profit level by July and sold more than 15,000 cars for the first time in its history. Meanwhile, every car produced at Rolls-Royce’s Goodwood factory went through the marque’s Bespoke programme, meaning its average sale topped £4,30,000 (roughly Rs 4.29 crore).

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