Mercedes-Benz has officially announced the launch of the all-new Maybach S-class in India. The launch event will be held on 3rd March 2022. The Maybach is based on the seventh-gen S-Class. Moreover, the Maybach S-Class will come in two trims, S580 and S680. Mercedes-Benz is currently selling the locally manufactured S-Class in India at a base price of ₹1.57 crore (ex-showroom).
Mercedes-Maybach S-Class: Powertrain
Under the hood, the Maybach S-Class gets two engine variants. The first one is a 4.0-litre V8 turbocharged petrol engine in integration with a 48-volt mild-hybrid setup. This motor powers the S580 while the S680 will feature a 6.0-litre V12 turbocharged petrol engine.
Both motors will come integrated with a nine-speed automatic transmission setup while power is driven to the rear wheels only. The superior variant produces 612 hp and sprints from 0-100 KMPH in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 250 KMPH.
Mercedes-Maybach S-Class: Interior and Tech
Inside the cabin, the Maybach S-Class gets a premium and luxurious cabin. The Maybach moniker surely elevates the level of luxury in the S-Class. The upcoming model gets two individual first-class-style seats for the rear passengers. And much more convenient features like a refrigerator, individual air-con controls, power seats with massage and recline function, two touchscreens, and heat/cool cup holders. Moreover, the Maybach S-Class’s cabin is identical to the standard S.
Other features include a fully digital instrument cluster, head-up display, Active Noise Cancellation, panoramic sunroof, and various advanced driver assistance systems. Furthermore, the Maybach S-Class will come with an exclusive chauffeur package. This creates extra space by folding the front seats by an extra 23 degrees. Also, the rear seats can be reclined by an additional 43 degrees.
Mercedes-Maybach S-Class: Exterior Styling
The new Maybach S-Class is 180 mm longer than the standard S-Class Mercedes-Benz has to offer. This makes it the longest production car by the brand. The overall design styling has the Maybach aura. Moreover, the Maybach S-Class gets the signature chrome radiator grille, window trim, front bumper, and alloy wheels.
The vivid colour palette and shiny chrome trims make the car look even more luxurious. The car gets a dual-tone paint scheme with a golden paint job on the top half. The 20-inch alloy wheel gets multiple shiny spokes. These wheels can be upgraded to 21-inch multi-spoke Champagne Flute alloys.
1. How is Maybach different from S-Class?
Both operate on an automatic transmission but the Maybach moniker adds more power to the engine and more opulence to the cabin than the standard variant.
2. Is Maybach S-Class longer than the regular S-Class?
The Maybach S-Class is 180mm longer than the standard long-wheelbase S-Class.
3. Is Mercedes-Maybach bulletproof?
Yes, the Mercedes Maybach is bulletproof, armoured to Level A9/B6+.