Mercedes’ Uber S-Class mixed with Maybach Magic
Make no mistake, this is a New Maybach. Mercedes announced that, “Mercedes-Maybach is not an equipment line – it is a sub-brand that in the future will provide Mercedes-Benz vehicles in an even more exclusive form. Alongside Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach is thus the second sub-brand in the Mercedes-Benz brand world. Providing both prestige and exclusivity, it is aimed at customers for whom status is important.” Having made no new “Maybach” models since 2012, Mercedes recently introduced its Mercedes-Maybach S600. This is the Uber S-class, stretched a full 8.1 inches, making it longer than a standard S-Class at 214.6 inches. The wheelbase is lengthened 7.9 inches and is 132.5 inches long. All of this stretch provides a carnivorous amount of room for the back passengers. It will be the luxury sedan that’s affordable for the very wealthy, but provides the sleek look and high quality of existing S-Class.
The main features, stylistically of the Mercedes-Maybach is:
Front end design:
Dominant radiator trim with large radiator opening and three double louvres in chrome
Subtle vertical chrome trim
Double trim in the air intakes on the right and left
Double trim in the bottom end piece of the bumpers
Rear end design:
Horizontal lines emphasise the vehicle’s width
Two tailpipe trim elements in chrome integrated into the bumper
with vertical partition
Chrome double louvres in the bottom section of the bumper covering
add the perfect finishing touch to the vehicle
Maybach lettering on the trunk (mounted on the left in direction
The entire interior is finished off in stunning real leather, wood, chrome, and metal finishes. The interior is simply gorgeous and offers a truly luxurious seating arrangement. The rear seats can recline between 19 and 43.5 degrees and cushioned, pop-out ottomans. Ah, the good life! Mercedes also claims that it’s the worlds quietest sedan.
According the Mercedes press release, “The US market launch of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 is scheduled for April 2015. Its V12 biturbo engine has an output of 523 hp. With a displacement of 5980 cc, the maximum torque of 612 lb-ft is available from 1900 rpm.”
Overall this seems to be a modern interpretation of the classic Mercedes 600. Bravo Mercedes-Maybach! Check out the images of the vehicle below.