Launched in India today, this super luxury sedan is the 12th model of the company’s ‘15 in 15 product strategy’. The launch of Mercedes-Maybach S600 in Pune, also saw the introduction of Mercedes Benz India’s new MD and CEO Roland Folger.
Mercedes-Maybach S600, the top spec ultra luxury S Class sits on an extended wheelbase 207mm more than is seen on the LWB S Class on sale in the country. Brought into India via the CBU route, Mercedes-Maybach S600 is powered by a 5980cc V12 engine offering 523 bhp peak power at 4,900 to 5,300 rpm and 830 Nm peak torque at 1,900 to 4,000 rpm mated to a 7G Tronic Plus automatic transmission. Mercedes Benz claims that the new S600 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 kmph.
The ultra luxury saloon identified by its exclusive wheel design and Maybach logo on C Pillar is the most luxurious product in the company’s global portfolio. It sits on an extended wheel base which results in added interior space while its opulent interior is dominated by electrically adjustable individual rear seats along with a host of convenience, comfort and infotainment features.
Internal heating and cooling, besides massage function, ambient lighting and cabin atomizer are among its interior luxuries while the car itself is fitted with state of the art safety and driver assistance systems. The Exclusive trim package is fitted as standard with handcrafted wood trim, nappa leather upholstery and analogue clock with an IWC design. Silver plated handcrafted champagne flutes and a Burmester high end 3D surround system are also a part of its interior makeup.
Mercedes-Maybach S600 competes with the likes of Bentley Continental Flying Spur and Rolls-Royce Ghost.