The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach was presented to the world public at the April 2017 Shanghai international automobile exhibition, and its sales will begin only in early 2018. In fact, the car is the first and quite deep restyling of the model sample of 2014. The manufacturer has refined the technical stuffing, added several interesting options and slightly retouched the design. First of all, the new headlamps with large focusing lenses and enlarged sections of led daytime running lights are striking. The radiator grille has also been radically transformed, but at the same time it has retained its original design. It consists of a set of thin horizontally oriented edges and a massive lining along the contour. Changed the air intake on the front bumper. It has seriously increased in size and received a lot of chrome linings, giving the front a more solid appearance. In General, the car received several pleasant cosmetic improvements, which could not be better emphasized its strengths.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach is a luxury four-door premium sedan. Its overall dimensions are: length 5462 mm, width 1889 mm, height 1498 mm, and wheelbase as much as 3365 millimeters. Thanks to this distance between the axles, the interior of the car turned out to be truly spacious and comfortable, especially for rear passengers. Instead of a single sofa, the manufacturer installed two separate captain’s chairs with heating, ventilation, massage and its own climate control with air ionizers. In addition, it is worth noting that for long country trips, the backs can be reclined up to 43.5 degrees.
A fully independent suspension is also responsible for comfort and handling. It has a multi-link architecture with anti-roll bars and pneumatic elements. Thanks to sophisticated control electronics, the car can change the ground clearance and stiffness for each wheel individually, which gives amazing stability and uncompromising smoothness.
Basic versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach are equipped with a V-shaped turbocharged gasoline eight at 3982 cubic centimeters. With this volume and an advanced turbocharger, it produces 469 horsepower at 5250-5500 rpm and 700 Nm of torque in the range of 2000 to 4000 crankshaft revolutions per minute. In this configuration, the sedan accelerates to the first hundred in 4.9 seconds and has an electronic limiter at around 250 km/h. Fuel consumption will be about 9.3 liters per hundred kilometers of travel at a mixed pace.
The most charged version carries the S650 index. It is equipped with a huge gasoline biturbed V12 at 5980 cubic centimeters. From the cyclopean volume, the engineers managed to squeeze out 630 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 1000 Nm in the range from 2300 to 5000 rpm. With such a herd under the hood, the car shoots up to a hundred in 4.7 seconds and also has a limiter at 250 km/h. With such a power unit, you should not hope for efficiency. The car will consume about 12.7 liters of fuel per hundred in the combined cycle.
Maybach embodies all the luxury and comfort that the German manufacturer can offer. It has a solid and monumental design that perfectly emphasizes the character and status of its owner in society. The interior is a realm of exclusive finishing materials, precise ergonomics and uncompromising comfort. Even a long trip or heavy traffic will not be able to deliver the slightest inconvenience. The manufacturer is well aware that cars of this kind, first of all, should give pleasure from the trip. That is why, under the hood of the sedan is a powerful and technological unit, which is a fusion of innovative developments and legendary German quality. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach is the flagship model in every way.