Mercedes-Maybach S-Class makes world premiere: World’s best luxury car, gets even more luxurious and quieter (Photos and Video)
Featuring a 20 mm longer wheelbase than S Class, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has made its global debut at two separate places, almost simultaneously. The car was first revealed in China, at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show, after which it was unveiled in the US, at the 2014 LA Auto Show.
Standing 5453 mm long, with a 3365 mm wheelbase, 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is 20 mm longer than the S Class. The benefit of this increased length goes to rear passengers. Rear passengers of the Maybach get two individual seats as standard, with loads of extra features.
Mercedes-Benz claims that the Maybach S Class is the “world’s quietest production saloon car.” To be offered in two variants – S500 and S600, the former will be powered by a 4.6l V8 generating 455 PS power at 5250-5500 rpm and 700 Nm torque at 1800 – 3500 rpm, while the latter gets a 6.0l V12 generating 530 PS power at 4900-5300 rpm and 830 Nm torque at 1900 – 4000 rpm.
Transmission for the S500 is taken care by a 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox, world’s first 9 speed auto to be offered in a luxury sedan. The S600 gets the latest generation 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. Both limousines have a 250 kmph top speed, and attain 0-100 kmph in just 5 seconds. Fuel consumption claimed for Maybach S500 is 11.23 kmpl and that for Maybach S600 is 8.54 kmpl.
To be launched in February 2015, both luxury variants of Maybach S Class will be offered as RWD, while a 4MATIC AWD variant of the S500 will be launched in July 2015. Price will be revealed at a later date.