At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mercedes introduced their rival or the Bentley Flying Spur and Rolls-Royce Ghost, and it’s quite impressive.
It’s been two years since the Maybach brand has been withdrawn because buyers have not developed any interest for it, but the folks at Mercedes had promised that we will still hear about Maybach. On the 19th of November, Mercedes has unveiled Maybach S600, the exclusivist version of the extravagant and luxurious S-Class, during the simultaneous launch at the auto shows in Los Angeles and Guangzhou.
Maybach made its return as a sub-brand Mercedes-Benz, becoming a symbol of ultimate luxury of the Germans, in the same way that AMG represents the top performance. However, the Maybach treatment will not be applied to all the models in the manufacturer’s range, as happed with most of the models that received the AMG logo. So, we will not see an A-Cass Maybach, but we’re pretty interested in discovering a future GLS Maybach.
So, what makes a S500 4 MATIC owner feel inferior to a Maybach S600? To figure this out, all you have to do is to have a look inside. For a general idea, you should know that the Maybach S-Class is 200 mm longer than the standard (5.453 mm), and the wheelbase measures now 3.365 mm. The front doors were reduced by 6.6 cm, which explains the enlargement of the rear.
Although, in terms of technology, Maybach is largely similar to the S-Class, the difference comes from the indoor part that includes exclusivist elements, because they are used only for the Mercedes-Maybach models.
If you want such a jewel on four wheels, be prepared to pay approximately 15-20,000 Euros more, compared to the price of the current S600 L. Orders will begin in February 2015.