The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class melds the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the exclusivity of Maybach, a brand that Mercedes shuttered a few years ago. With the reintroduction of the Maybach nameplate, Mercedes launches an uber-luxury sub brand to the German carmakers product line.
The flagship S600 will offer exclusive luxury features not even found on the S-Class like executive-style seating for rear passengers, hand-stitched door trim, air-balance fragrance package, and Burmester High-End 3D surround sound system.
“Perfection down to the last detail and a new dimension in seating and resting comfort for the rear passengers are the hallmarks of the new Mercedes-Maybach”, says Professor Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG with responsibility for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “Our exceptionally successful new S-Class already defines the pinnacle of automotive engineering in a host of technical disciplines such as safety, efficiency, climate control and noise characteristics. The Mercedes-Maybach now sets the benchmark in the luxury segment even higher.”
The S600 is 8.1 inches longer than the S-Class. The S600 has a wheelbase of 132.5 inches. With a sleek, sexy profile one subtle change is noticeable. The door has no triangular window because this has been relocated into the C-pillar. This results in what Mercedes says is a “feeling of exceptional privacy and exclusivity.”
The Maybach S600 has a powerful engine that is clearly aimed at other elite, yet powerful brands like Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The S600 has a twin-turbocharged V-12 engine that makes 523 horsepower and an amazing 612 lb.-ft. of torque. According to Mercedes, the Maybach S600 can go from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
Aimed at the highest-level executives, the S600 caters to its prestigious audience. Inside, this sedan offers mobile workspaces which include a center console that converts to two tables that can be easily folded in or out using one hand, as well as massaging multi-adjustable seats this car hits the mark. And, according to Mercedes, “ the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is the world’s quietest production sedan.”
Pricing has yet to be announced for the S600, but indications are that this luxury flagship will start around $200,000. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 will go on sale in late spring of 2015.
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