The LONG awaited Mercedes-Maybach S600 has made its world premiere in Guangzhou and the car made an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Mercedes-Maybach will act as a new sub brand, providing an even more exclusive form for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class combines the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the exclusivity of Maybach. Mercedes-Maybach S600 is longer in both length and wheelbase by 8.1 inches than the S-Class sedan. The company is also claiming that the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is also the world's quietest production sedan.
Many features distinguish the Mercedes-Maybach S600 from the normal S-Class with the length of the car leading the front. The extended length offer more space and large windows in the rear seats, satisfying the highest requirements of luxury and comfort. On the outside, the rear door has been shortened by 2.6 inches when compared to the long wheelbase S-Class and has no triangular window (they now adorn the C-pillars). There’s also a new side line and the double M Maybach Manufaktur logo inside an arched triangle make their mark on the C-pillars on both sides.
Inside, both driver and front passenger seat now get the executive treatment that is standard with special adjustment kinematics system. The rear seats are fit for kings with all the imaginable luxury and comfort features. These are individually adjustable multicontour seats with an ENERGIZING massage function. The entire rear seating system, seat-back lining, doors and nozzle coverings are surrounded with fine-wood trim with a handcrafted feel. Other exclusive features in the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are trim parts in wood/chrome and leather at shoulder height in the door panels, a nappa leather roof liner, chrome-plated tweeter grilles and fiber-optic cables for the ambience lighting to the side on the armrest.
The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is powered by a V12 biturbo engine with an output of 523 hp and a maximum torque of 830 Nm available from 1900 rpm. The Mercedes- Maybach S600 completes the sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 5.0 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. The most important features of the V12 engine are the all-aluminium crankcase, one-piece chain drive, forged crankshaft in high-grade quenched and tempered steel, forged pistons, dedicated ignition coil with multispark ignition, hollow-stem outlet valves filled with sodium and a low-temperature coolant circuit with separate expansion reservoir.
Safety features are also in abundance with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class coming standard with Intelligent Drive systems that include PRE-SAFE Brake with Pedestrian Recognition, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist, BAS PLUS with Cross- Traffic Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus. Other features include a panoramic sliding sunroof with optional MAGIC SKY CONTROL technology and Burmester high-end 3D surround sound
"The history of prestige vehicles made by Daimler extends back to the earliest days of the motor car. We have now commenced a new chapter with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class," points out Ola Källenius, member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for sales. "As an addition to the portfolio of S-Class sedans, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class sets new standards in the luxury segment. The vehicle satisfies the very highest requirements in terms of exclusivity appointments and comfort."
"Perfection down to the last detail and a new dimension in seating and resting comfort for the rear passengers are the hallmarks of the new Mercedes-Maybach", says Professor Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG with responsibility for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. "Our exceptionally successful new S-Class already defines the pinnacle of automotive engineering in a host of technical disciplines such as safety, efficiency, climate control and noise characteristics. The Mercedes-Maybach now sets the benchmark in the luxury segment even higher."
Source : CarDekho