Mercedes has big plans for Maybach but unfortunately they don't include AMG engines.

Mercedes has big plans for Maybach but unfortunately they don't include AMG engines.

While the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be offered with a variety of engines, S-Class development director Dr Hermann-Joseph Storp told Car Magazine we shouldn't expect to see either the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 or the twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 that develops 630 PS (463 kW) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque. While this is a tad puzzling, it makes sense because Maybach is focused on luxury and comfort while AMG is all about performance.

Storp also dismissed suggestions that the previous Maybach 57 and 62 have damaged the image of the new model. As he explained, "We sold over 3000 cars and still have many customers asking us for another car like this, people who’ve owned and appreciated the old Maybach."

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