Hot in front! A few weeks after renewing its S-Class, Mercedes unveils its most luxurious and exclusive version. Introducing the new Maybach S-Class!
At the beginning of September, Mercedes presented the new generation S-Class. The S-Class had increased dimensions (+5.4 cm in length to 5.18 m), a “refreshed” style (enlarged grille, refined lights, new front bumper …) and electrified engines (light 48V hybridization technology).
But above all, the brand’s flagship with the star took advantage of this renewal to once again fill up on high-tech equipment with, among other things, 5 on-board screens, an augmented reality head-up display, new air suspension, steered rear wheels and an autonomous steering system.
While the car has only recently been available on the French market (starting at €100,600), the German manufacturer is now presenting its ultimate, most luxurious version of all S-Class cars: the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class!
An S-Class that does not go unnoticed…
This version is identifiable at first glance thanks to a specific engine hood with chrome slats and its radiator grille with fine vertical chrome stripes. In profile, its rear doors are also wider to facilitate access to the vehicle (electric control optional), while a “Maybach” logo appears on the C-pillar.
For even more distinction, the car can also be dressed in two-tone paint with a dividing line at the beltline.
Maximum comfort and space for rear passengers
Inside, this S-Class gains large decorative inserts in the front seats. The backrests are wrapped in a refined wooden shell. On the multimedia side, there is the MBUX infotainment system. In total, as in the new S-Class, no less than five screens are available on board (a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a 12.8-inch vertical center screen, two 11.6-inch screens in the rear and a small 7-inch screen in the rear center armrest).
However, the Maybach model is above all focused on the comfort of its rear passengers with a wheelbase 29 cm longer than the S-Class and 18 cm longer than the S-Class Limousine (3.39 m for an overall length of 5.47 m!). And to pamper its occupants even more, the model benefits from new equipment. In particular, the calf rests of the standard Executive seats now feature a massage function, while a neck and shoulder heating system also appears at the rear. Mercedes also promises adaptive rear lighting and perfect soundproofing thanks to active road noise compensation.
State-of-the-art driving aids
Safety is not forgotten and the Maybach version, like the S-Class, offers a host of driving aids. In particular, Mercedes announces the arrival of the “Pre-Safe Impulse Side” function, which allows the vehicle body to rise up to 8 cm just before a side impact thanks to the E-Active Body Control active suspension, which limits impact damage.
And in terms of driving, the model will have the highly automated “Drive Pilot” driving system as an option in the second half of 2021.
A single version for France
Finally, under the hood, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will only be offered in France with the V8 engine, i.e. the S 580 version. In this configuration, the 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox will be delivered as standard. Orders are scheduled to open in April, with the first deliveries expected in summer 2021.