Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled as new luxury flagship

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled as new luxury flagship

The new model aims to push the boundary for luxury cars further

Mercedes has unveiled its new Maybach S-Class – a luxury flagship that sits above the regular saloon in the range. 

The German manufacturer revived the Maybach nameplate in 2015 for its most luxurious models, and following on from the recent unveiling of the standard S-Class, the new Maybach model has now been revealed. 

It’s 18cm longer than the standard long-wheelbase S-Class, and all of that extra length goes to improve the spaciousness in the rear seats – as this model is a car that will be more used as a chauffeur vehicle than a driver’s car.

As standard it comes with electric lounge-like rear seats, which can be upgraded with massage function, while electric opening rear doors are even available as an optional extra. Rear passengers also get an electric footrest and legrest, while heating for the neck and shoulder are also on offer. 

Active noise cancellation also aims to improve refinement further, as does the standard-fit adaptive air suspension system. Noise-optimised tyres can be fitted as an optional extra, too. 

Styling changes to separate it from a standard S-Class, aside from its increased length, include its bold chrome grille, Maybach logos, revised alloy wheels and longer rear doors. Like previous Maybach models, it’s also available with a two-tone paint scheme to give it a coachbuilt-like look. 

Up to five digital screens can be found across the cabin, with a 12.3-inch 3D digital driver’s display featuring alongside a main 12.8-inch infotainment system. 

Two petrol engines will be available at launch – a 496bhp 4.0-litre V8 badged as the S580 and a monstrous 603bhp 6.0-itre twin-turbo V12, the S650. 

No prices have yet been announced, though it could cost as much as £150,000 when it goes on sale in the Spring. First deliveries aren’t expected until the end of 2021.

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