2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600 – prices, specs and gallery
The Mercedes-Maybach S600 went on purchase with prices beginning at ￡165,700. First United kingdom deliveries from the super-luxury model are planned for June.
The S600 marks the return from the Maybach name 2 yrs after its was drawn by Mercedes-Benz due to faltering sales. The nameplate has came back with this V12-powered, extra-lengthy-wheelbase S-class model.
Browse the 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600 first drive review here
The swish ‘upper luxury-class’ saloon received its public debut in the LA motor show last November. The vehicle is planned to compete inside a segment from the market occupied through the Bentley Flying Spur and ?Rolls-Royce Ghost.
For that ￡165,700 selling price, clients get a range of leather, wood and stitching options. Apart from more opulent paint colours, the only real other option available is Top Class Cabin, which swaps the 3 seat bench for 2 individual seats, which could recline to 43.5 levels.
Their email list of luxuries around the S600 is lengthy. Highlights include air-conditioned, heated and massaging seats, armrests that may be warmed, a method to function perfumed, ionised air round the cabin, a 1540 watt Burmester three dimensional surround seem system with 24 loudspeakers.
This saloon also heralds the sensational return of Maybach, that was wiped off by parent company Daimler following a troubled 10-year comeback.
This time around, however, Maybach is really a sub-brand which will sit inside the Mercedes-Benz fold in exactly the same because the Mercedes-AMG performance division does.
Company leaders expect Maybach to take advantage of the growing customer desire to have high-margin luxury automobiles in exactly the same that AMG is sprinkling its go-faster stardust with an more and more wide range of automobiles.
Mercedes marketing and advertising chief Ola K?llenius, who had been boss of AMG between 2010 and 2013, stated: “Mercedes-AMG may be the blueprint for that extension in our brand. Greater than 40,000 AMG cars is going to be offered during 2014 which is an excellent ‘co-pilot’ for Mercedes-Benz.
“With Mercedes-Maybach, we’re using exactly the same ?logic as Mercedes-AMG, ?but in prestige ?and exclusivity. It’s not ?a tool line it’s a ?sub-brand that, later on, will provide Mercedes-Benz automobiles in a much more exclusive form.”
K?llenius confirmed the S600 will not be the sub-brand’s only offering. “Our deliberations in Mercedes-Maybach aren’t focused exclusively around the S-class,” he stated, but he wouldn’t be attracted on other future models.
However, the important factor is retaining exclusivity, so ?the brand new sub-brand is going to be associated with cars at just the premium finish of Mercedes’ vast model range.
There isn’t, for instance, business situation to make a Mercedes-Maybach form of the A-class, something which AMG has performed with great aplomb using the A45 AMG ?hot hatchback.
“It’s relatively simple to perform a Mercedes-AMG form of the A-class, but we’ll only do Maybachs whenever we begin to see the potential on the market so when our clients expect it,” stated K?llenius.
The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is differentiated using their company S-class models by a number of subtle exterior styling particulars, together with a more stately type of grille and lengthened rear doorways.
Inside, the brand new model includes a freshly designed interior with individual, digitally adjustable rear seats much like individuals utilized by the sooner Maybach 57 and 62.
Power for that Mercedes-Maybach S600 originates from the modified form of their twin-turbocharged 6.-litre V12, created at AMG. The vehicle is going to be created on a single production line because the regular S-class in Sindelfingen, Germany. This is the only real variant destined for that United kingdom and purchasers start next spring.
Key marketplaces for that sub-brand’s first items is going to be China and also the US, adopted by Columbia, Russia and also the Middle East. Two further engine variants is going to be offered in other marketplaces. The S500 is going to be operated by a twin-turbo V8. The all-wheel-drive S500 4Matic includes a V6 engine and it is targeted squarely in the Chinese market. A version utilizing a hybrid powertrain isn’t presently planned, but K?llenius didn’t rule it.Inches
The number-topping saloon forms the foundation of the bigger S600 Pullman model that ?comes with an a lot longer wheelbase and seating for approximately six.
Q&A Ola Källenius, executive vice-president, sales and marketing
Are you confident of sufficient demand for this type of vehicle when there wasn’t for Maybach?
It is clear where additional scope for expansion lies at our company: in the areas of exclusivity and individuality. We have received quite clear signals from many customers who have expressed a wish to drive the S-class in a supremely exclusive, individual variant.
What differentiates Mercedes-Maybach models from their standard counterparts?
On a technical level, the first model of the new sub-brand is virtually identical to the Mercedes-Benz S600, [but] vehicles from Mercedes-Maybach feature exclusive equipment and appointments that go beyond the spectrum available from Mercedes-Benz.
Does it send out a strange message to revive the Maybach name so soon after axing the stand-alone brand?
When we launched the current generation of S-class, we said we’d find a haven for Maybach customers. That promise has now been kept with this S600 and new Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand.
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