For those of you who have extremely high standards, the Mercedes-Benz S Class may not be opulent enough for you. And this is the reason why the automaker decided to make the high class sedan a notch more luxurious with its Maybach variant. This model will make an appearance at next month’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show, before it goes on sale in the United States in the late summer of 2018.
What makes this variant stand out from its siblings would be the new grille that uses vertical slats, instead of the regular horizontal ones. On the lower fascia, you will find a metallic trim that gives the vehicle a flashier look.
The most prominent change here, however, would be the car’s profile. The 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class now measures 215 inches (5,461 millimeters) long, while riding on a 132.5 inch (3,365.5 mm) wheelbase. This is a whopping 10 inches (254mm) increase than even the long-wheelbase S-Class Sedan. Having said that, passengers should have a lot more leg room in the cabin.
Customers can get the Maybach S-Class in optional two-tone paint schemes, in a total of nine combinations. Two layers of coat will finish the car’s exterior to give it more shine. Before the last layer is applied, workers sand the paint by hand for an optimal appearance.
Aside from the colour schemes, customers also have a choice between two powertrains. One is the S560 4Matic that uses a turbocharged 4.0 liter V8 with 463 horsepower (345 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. This lets the sedan hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 4.8 seconds.
On the other hand, there is the more potent S650 that comes equipped with a 6.0 liter V12 that carries out 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and 738 pound feet (1,001 Newton metres) of torque. Though this is the more powerful version, it only saves 0.2 seconds when doing the 60 miles per hour sprint, now achieved in only 4.6 seconds.
Moving on into the car’s interior. The Maybach offers exclusive colour combinations for its fancy sedan. You can choose from either a combination of Armagnac Brown and Black, or a more contrasting combination of Savanna Beige and Black. Moreover, there is a black Nappa leather option that can be had with copper, gold, or platinum stitching. Rear passengers sit in Executive seats that are paired with more ambient lighting, compared to that of a standard S-Class.
Now, with the more luxurious Mercedes Maybach S Class, be ready to shell out more cash to get one of these. However, the automaker has not given us any details on how much one of these would cost.