Mercedes unveiled the new generation Maybach S-Class
The German brand introduced the most luxurious car in its lineup.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new generation Maybach S-Class large sedan. The new product has become the most luxurious car in the lineup of the German brand and the only modification of the S-Class, which will get a 12-cylinder engine.
The wheelbase of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class increased by 180 mm compared to the standard sedan, which provided additional space in the rear of the cabin, where two separate captain's seats have been installed.
Externally, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class differs from the usual model with a modified radiator grille and bumper, as well as a brand emblem with a double letter "M" on the rear counter of the body, which will have a backlight function in certain markets. Plus, the sedan received an unusual 21-inch solid wheels in a retro style, as well as a two-tone body color with a dividing line along the sides. A total of 10 different color combinations will be available.
As for the interior, the basic version of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has five large digital displays inside, including a 12.3-inch virtual dashboard, a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and two 11.6-inch monitors for rear passengers. In addition, an additional removable tablet is available, which can be placed in a special compartment at the back of the central tunnel.
The rear seats have a new calf massage function, adjustable footrests, and separately controlled heating zones around the neck and shoulders. The backs of the front seats and the space between the rear seats are decorated with massive decorative inserts made of natural wood. In addition, passengers have special folding tables, and as an option, a cooled champagne compartment and a set of silver wine glasses are traditionally available.
New generation Mercedes-Maybach S-Class interior images
Silence is ensured by an active noise reduction system that analyzes external noise and sends similar sound waves to the passenger compartment in the opposite phase through the speakers, thereby suppressing unnecessary sounds.
Official data on the line of engines of the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has not yet been announced. It is assumed that the basic version of the sedan (S580) will receive a four-liter twin-turbo unit with a capacity of about 500 HP, working together with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Plus, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is expected to be the only vehicle in the entire flagship lineup to be available with a six-liter twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine (S650). The engine output will be 630 hp. and 1000 Nm of torque.
Standard equipment will include Adaptive Air Suspension as well as a fully steerable chassis with rear wheels that can pivot at 11 degrees for stability at high speeds and increased agility at low speeds.
New generation Mercedes-Maybach S-Class exterior images
Plus, the sedan will be available with a Drive Pilot system, which corresponds to the third level autopilot. This means that on certain highways with the appropriate infrastructure, the car will be able to drive completely independently without the participation of the driver. The electronics will control the steering, brakes, and accelerator, as well as overtake and change lanes. In total, about 50 different electronic "assistants" are provided for the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
According to representative data, sales of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will begin in the middle of next year. Prices for the luxury sedan have not yet been announced.