Mercedes has taken the wraps of its new flagship limo in India. The latest Mercedes – Maybach S600 super-limo was unveiled at its performance centre in Pune. The limo is powered by a 6 litre V12 petrol engine with peak power of 525hp. The bi-turbo unit churns out 830Nm from as low as 1900rpm to offer the car a 0-100Km time of 5 seconds. The vehicle can attain an electronically controlled top speed of 250Km. The Maybach S600 is the 12th model introduced by the company in the Indian market. Mercedes-Benz India has the largest manufacturing facility among luxury car makers with a capacity to roll out 20,000 units per year. The pinnacle of luxury motoring is launched in India in two variants, the Mercedes – Maybach S600 and the S500. The Mercedes – Maybach S500, is the most luxurious Mercedes-Benz ever to be locally produced in India, the start of the production process of the Mercedes – Maybach S500 is a landmark accomplishment for the company and this proves their high competence in manufacturing.
In its exterior design, the Mercedes – Maybach combines stylish, effortless superiority with trend-setting exclusivity. The extended wheelbase and emphatic lines adds dynamism to the exterior design. The rear seats are situated beyond the door cutout, creating a feel of exceptional privacy and exclusivity. The elegant Maybach logo, a double 'M' inside an arched triangle, adorns the C-pillars on both sides. The Mercedes – Maybach is 207mm longer than the S-Class with a longer wheelbase. 200mm of this is the result of the extension between the B and C-pillar, all this additional space is used to boost comfort for rear passengers.
The Mercedes – Maybach S600's V12 bi turbo engine generates an output of 530hp, with a displacement of 5980cc and the maximum torque of 830Nm. It completes the sprint from 0-100Km in 5.0 seconds, while the top speed is 250Km. The V8 biturbo in the Mercedes – Maybach S500 has a displacement of 4663cc and an output of 459hp. The peak torque is 700Nm. Alloy wheel options are also laid out for the customers to choose as per their preferences, 19inch multi spoke alloys, 19inch 5 twin spoke alloys and 19inch multi twin spoke alloys are among the option list of alloy wheels. As far as the technical specifications matter both models have a little variation, but the performance should be soothing for enthusiasts.
With its clear architecture, refined materials and stylish controls, the vehicle interior embodies sensuous elegance. For an exclusive look, the front center armrests with nappa leather upholstery feature embossed Maybach crests. Another special feature in the dashboard is the analogue clock with an IWC design. The extremely plush interiors of Mercedes – Maybach epitomizes luxury with the rear seats, Hot Stone Massage system, the optional 2×2 seats with folding table, the standard extended leg support for both rear passengers and to enjoy the infotainment system. The unique features of Mercedes – Maybach S-Class comprises of an Airmatic suspension, Air Balance Package Pre Safe rear package with rear seat beltbag, Burmester 3D surround system with 1540 watt with 24 speakers and seven color ambient lighting, Night View Assist Plus and Chauffeur package.
The S600 and S500 are available with numerous new safety and assistance systems that make driving even more comfortable and safer. The impressive list of the sedan's safety and assistance features includes: 12 airbags, Night View Assist Plus, 360 degree camera, Active Parking Assist, LED with Intelligent Lighting System, Crosswind Assist, Pre-Safe Impulse and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
The S-Class is not only considered the best vehicle, but also the most successful car in its segment. With more than 100,000 units sold globally in its full year of availability, the new S-Class is the best selling S-Class ever. The success has been accompanied by a desire expressed by many customers for yet more individuality and exclusivity. The Mercedes – Maybach accomplished this desire like no other sedan. The price for the Mercedes – Maybach S500 is slated at ₹1.67Crore, whereas the S600 is slated at ₹2.6Crores, both the vehicles are said to be pitched against the Bentley Flying Spur and the Rolls-Royce Ghost, interesting as it may sound.
A more luxurious breed than the standard, a longer wheelbase that adds a limousine personality to the vehicle.
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