Mercedes-Benz hasn’t made much hay with the EQ power line of plug-in hybrid powertrains in the US market. Most recently, they lobbed batteries in the short-lived GLC 350e and S 560e and introduced the 2024 GLE 400e 4Matic. The dual power motive is a bigger deal in other markets, so the Mercedes-Maybach S 580e was introduced. Maybach’s first PHEV will be a rebranded and more luxurious version of the Mercedes-Benz S 580e, which will go on sale in July 2021. Like the previous car, it’s a charging port on the driver’s side rear fender. The charging port mirrors the fuel filler opening on the passenger side rear fender, so you should know more about the S-Class.
The ultra-luxury sedan begins the luxury brand’s journey to electrification. This is the first battery-electric Maybach due later this year or early next year. As part of Budge Engineering, we’re familiar with the specs: Under the hood is his turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, which on its own puts him at 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. generate torque. The electric sidekick is a single e-motor producing 148 hp and 325 lb-ft, making the combined powertrain rated at 503 hp and 553 lb-ft. At roughly 5,250 pounds, the four-door can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds, and with both ICE and an electric heart it can reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour. In pure electric mode, the 28 kWh battery pack allows for 62 miles (62 miles) of quiet driving and a top speed of 87 mph. A 60 kW DC charger can refill the pack in 30 minutes. Otherwise, the onboard 11 kW onboard charger will suffice.
There is currently only a rear-wheel drive version. But since Mercedes launched his S 580e 4Matic five months after his pusher version of that car, it makes sense to believe that the Maybach S 580e 4Matic isn’t far away. However, since there is no hybrid S-class yet, it seems unlikely that we will get one.