The New Mercedes Maybach S600
The return of Maybach to the Mercedes-Benz lineup has been carefully orchestrated.
The only car of the modern Mercedes era to wear a Maybach badge did not exactly sell a lot of cars, as it was based on old technology before it was debuted.
This time there’s no pretending to be something it is not.
The new Maybach is badged as the Mercedes-Maybach S600, making it clear that it is part of the Mercedes S-Class family and the flagship in the range.
This is all part of a larger plan to introduce the Maybach brand across a wider range of Mercedes models, so that it will become the luxury division of Mercedes-Benz, and at the same time AMG will tone down its ultra luxury presence and become the sports-focused member of the Mercedes lineup.
It makes perfect sense and the S600 is the perfect way to bring the Maybach name back to the light.
Other than an added chrome trim, a Maybach logo on the C-pillar, a badge on the boot lid and a unique grille featuring 3 twin-row chrome louvers.
While the S600 it looks similar to the S-Class from the front, it displays a heightened elegance brought on by heavy chrome trimming around the windows and shiny, chromed alloys. When combined with the window garnish, this creates a very Bentley Mulsanne profile.
Up there it is all S-Class in look and feel, with only a slightly more sluggish feel under the accelerator pedal giving away that you’re punting the extra weight over the S600L.
The Nappa leather-covered rear seats recline beyond the C-pillar so you can peak out through the small quarter windows behind the rear door. This adds to the limousine feel and gives a feeling of supreme exclusivity.
Power comes from the 6-litre V12, twin-turbo engine used in the S63 AMG. It punches out 530 bhp and 830 Nm of torque from just 1900 rpm, it is not short of power under the right shoe.
Mercedes Benz is a brand of German carmaker Daimler AG (OTCMKT:DDAIF).
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