2023 Mercedes-Maybach S680 arrives in Australia priced from $574,000


The first example of the most expensive limousine on sale locally has arrived in Australia ahead of deliveries later this year.


The 2023 Mercedes-Maybach S680 limousine has arrived in Australia before showroom deliveries commence in the second half of this year.

A display car was in Australia ahead of last weekend’s Bathurst 12-Hour motor race, where the German car giant hosts well-heeled, high-flying customers.

Priced from $574,000 plus on-road costs, the 2023 Mercedes-Maybach S680 is the most expensive model in the local Australian line-up today.

It is $129,000 dearer than the $445,000 price tag of its predecessor – and $239,000 dearer than the price of the most expensive Mercedes-Benz S-Class on which it is based, the S580 twin-turbo V8 hybrid, which costs from $335,100.

Previously, the most expensive Mercedes-Benz available locally was the high-performance Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe Black Series priced from $796,900 plus on-road costs, however that model is no longer available after the Australian allocation of 28 examples sold out last year.

Mercedes-Benz Australia is yet to reveal how many customers have placed orders for the 2023 Mercedes-Maybach S680.

However, using the previous Mercedes-Maybach as a guide, more than three-dozen examples of the super-luxury limousine were sold in Australia over several years – at a rate of seven or eight examples per year.


The 2023 Mercedes-Maybach S680 is the sole remaining V12 engine in the Australian Mercedes-Benz line-up.

The twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 has an epic output of 463kW/900Nm and sends power to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission paired to all-wheel-drive.

Despite weighing 2255kg – about as heavy as a Toyota HiLux or Ford Ranger ute – the Mercedes-Maybach S680 completes the 0 to 100km/h sprint in 4.5 seconds.

Designed primarily for buyers who prefer to be passengers rather than drivers, the back seats recline in a similar way to business-class seats on a long haul flight – and have heating, cooling and a massage function.

Mercedes-Benz Australia declined to nominate how many orders it has received for the new-generation Mercedes-Maybach which, as with its predecessor, is now a variant of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan but with a unique grille, front bumper, badging, wheels and interior appointments.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4Matic

Power: 463kW @ 4000-5500rpm

Torque: 900Nm @ 2000-4000rpm

0-100km/h: 4.5 seconds (claimed)

Length: 5469mm

Wheelbase: 3396mm

Width: 1921mm

Height: 1510mm

Weight: 2255kg

Mercedes-Benz S 580L 4Matic

Power: 370kW @ 5500rpm + 15kW (48V)

Torque: 700Nm @ 2000-4500rpm + 200Nm (48V)

0-100 km/h: 4.4 seconds (claimed)

Length: 5289mm

Wheelbase: 3216mm

Width: 1921mm

Height: 1503mm

Weight: 2040kg

Joshua Dowling has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years, spending most of that time working for The Sydney Morning Herald (as motoring editor and one of the early members of the Drive team) and News Corp Australia. He joined CarAdvice / Drive in late 2018, and has been a World Car of the Year judge for 10 years.

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