Mercedes has pulled the cover off the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680, which is now the top dog in the S-Class lineup. The big news is that the S 680 is powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12.

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680

The 12-cylinder engine generates 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, just like it did in the last generation Mercedes-Maybach. The biggest change is that the V12 is now mated to the 4Matic all-wheel drive system, which splits the torque 69 percent to the rear and 31 percent to the front. Buyers can also add rear-axle steering and there’s a new Dynamic Select mode, which is supposed to smooth out the acceleration and ride.

The S 680 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor.

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680

Inside the interior is quieter than before thanks to active road noise compensation and the Burmester ā€œ4Dā€ sound system that reduces noise as well. Getting in and out is as easy as pressing a button, since the doors are power operated. The seats can also be operated using hand gestures as well.

Mercedes has not announced the pricing for the Mercedes-Maybach S 680, but it will arrive in the first half of 2022.