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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 Car Magazine. According to our source, 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.