Biturbo V12 to deliver 530 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque

There is now a new summit atop the S-Class mountain and it is powered by a 6.0-litre biturbo V12. The S600 will deliver you early and in style with 530 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque in an ultra-luxurious wrapper.

The new range topper is due to the death of Maybach and Mercedes-Benz’ need for a new Rolls-Royce competitor.

“The S-Class has always been the embodiment of our claim to deliver the very best in terms of both technology and design” emphasised Ola Källenius, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “And our flagship model, the S 600, epitomises the focus of our development work, the ‘Essence of Luxury’, in a way that no other model can. Our customers in North America and Asia in particular will enjoy this new top model with its exciting V12 engine.”

Even though the engine is huge, the new model gets a combined fuel consumption rating of 11.1 L/100 km on the Euro cycle thanks to auto start/stop technology.

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