Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Maybach Spotted For The First Time

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Even though the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, especially in S 600 or S 65 AMG guise, is more than good enough to act as the flagship sedan for the peeps in Stuttgart, the demise of the Maybach brand has left quite a lot of free room above this segment just for Rolls Royce and Bentley to play around in.
This didn't bode well with Dieter Zetsche, who let it slip last year that a Mercedes-Benz model situated above the best models from the current S-Class range is on the way.

We have known about the upcoming S-Class with extra-wheelbase for quite a few good months now, even finding out that the uber-luxurious car is set to make a return of the Maybach nameplate - not as a brand but as a model name.

Set to have a starting price that revolves around the pricing of a Rolls Royce Ghost or Bentley Flying Spur but offering the comfort and interior amenities that are usually found in the segment above (read: Rolls Royce Phantom and Bentley Mulsanne), the upcoming S-Class Maybach will also have a rear interior room large enough to fit the longest legs you can find this side of a catwalk model.

What we didn't know about the car so far is the entire engine lineup, with our guesses only revolving around the S 600 and S 500 Plug-in hybrid variants, as those were the only ones caught by spy photographers.

Until now, that is, as the following short spy video - shot somewhere in Spain - is depicting none other than the future Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Maybach model.

Set to feature the same six-liter, twin-turbocharged, V12 from the “regular” S 65 AMG, this beast of a car will have no direct competitor whatsoever, as neither Bentley nor Rolls-Royce think about offering performance versions of their flagship sedans.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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