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The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is not planning of introducing any AMG versions of the recently unveiled Maybach S-Class.

The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will remain in its current outputs as the car manufacturer will not be introducing any AMG versions. The announcement has been made by Hermann Joseph Storp, the S-Class development director, to we won’t be seeing either the 5.5 liter V8 twin turbo or the 6.0 liter V12 twin turbo under the hood of the Maybach S-Class because the Maybach is focused on luxury and AMG on performance.

The Mercedes-Maybach has been officially introduced at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. This is a more luxurious version of the S-Class long wheelbase which will be competing with the Bentley Flying Spur and the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The model will be offered in the S600 version at first, with 530 HP (390 kW) and 830 Nm (612 lb-ft) of torque from the 6.0 liter V12. The company will add the S500 later on, with its 455 HP (335 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque from a 4.7 liter V8 biturbo, along with the S400 4Matic and its 333 HP (245 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) 3.0L V6.