The ultra luxe brand returns as the Mercedes-Maybach, an enhanced edition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach was once an uber luxury brand, which was closed down by its parent company, Daimler AG, due to poor sales. But now Maybach is being revived as Mercedes-Maybach – an ultra luxe edition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. After Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach is the second sub-brand of Mercedes. It was launched just hours apart at Auto Guangzhou in China and the Los Angeles Auto Show in USA.
The Mercedes-Maybach is 5453 mm long and has a wheelbase of 3365 mm, which makes it 20 cm larger in both dimensions than the S-Class Saloon with long wheelbase. So rear passengers enjoy increased space besides the peace and quiet, as the Mercedes-Maybach has the distinction of being the world’s quietest production saloon car.
“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,” said 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 latest S-Class meanwhile has been doing outstandingly well in the market. In just one year 1,00,000 S-Class vehicles have been delivered to customers globally. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class raises the game by blending the quality of the S-Class with the exclusivity of the Maybach. Several exclusive interior touches add a truly distinguished feel to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. These include the exclusive Maybach perfume AGARWOOD as part of the AIR-BALANCE package and two silver-plated, handcrafted champagne flutes (both optional extras). Positioned as a chauffeur-driven vehicle it has voice amplification, which allows occupants in the front to easily communicate with the rear passengers. The Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system offers a unique optical and acoustic experience.
The top-of-the-range model will be the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 with a V12 biturbo engine, having an output of 390 kW (530 hp). With a displacement of 5980 cc, the maximum torque of 830 Nm is available from 1900 rpm. The V8 biturbo engine in the Mercedes-Maybach S 500 generates an output of 335 kW (455 hp) from a displacement of 4663 cc. Its peak torque is 700 Nm. NEDC combined fuel consumption for the saloon is just 8.9 litres/100 km (premium petrol).
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is scheduled for release in February 2015 while the Mercedes-Maybach S 500 4MATIC will also be available in the market from June 2015.