-benz hasn't made much hay with its eq power line of plug-in hybrid powertrains in the u.s. market, most recently lobbing batteries at the short-lived glc 350e and the s 560e and introducing the 2024 gle 400e 4matic. the dual-power motivations are bigger deals in other markets, hence the introduction of the mercedes
-maybach s 580e. maybach's first phev is the rebranded and more luxurious version of the mercedes
-benz s 580e that launched in july 2021. as with the previous car, the telltale is the charge port on the driver's side rear fender. you'd need to know your s-classes well, because the charge port mirrors the fuel filler door on the passenger's side rear fender. the superluxe sedan begins the upscale brand's path to electrification, the first battery-electric maybach due late this year or early next. as a bit of badge engineering, we're familiar with the specs. there's a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six under the hood that by itself makes 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. the electric sidekick is a single e-motor making 148 hp and 325 lb-ft, making the combined powertrain rating 503 hp and 553 lb-ft. the roughly 5,250-pound four-door gets from zero to 62 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour when using both the ice and electric hearts. in pure electric mode, the 28-kwh battery pack can provide 62 miles of silent going and reach a top speed of 87 mph. it's possible to refill the pack in 30 minutes at a 60-kw dc charger, otherwise, the onboard 11-kw onboard charger must suffice. there's only a rear-drive version for now. however, since mercedes
launched the s 580e 4matic five months after the pusher version of that car, it makes sense to believe the maybach s 580e 4matic isn't far away. since we still don't have the hybrid s-class, though, the chances of us getting this seem remote.