The Maybach name returns with the improving economic climate this year as the Mercedes-Maybach S600 is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Now a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz, the new Mercedes-Maybach line will be exclusive and bespoke with even higher levels of zoot, bling and accoutrements.
At nearly 215” long with a 132.5” wheelbase, the new ultimate flagship is over 8” longer than an S-Class. And powering this super liner is a 6.0 liter V12 biturbo engine with 523 horsepower.
But this car really isn’t about driving, it’s for the rear passengers. Much of the stretch length goes to serving their needs and comforts with living room and coddling comforts.
Now the the world’s quietest production sedan says Mercedes, the rear passengers will rub elbows with rich Nappa leather on nearly every surface which isn’t made of high-end wood trims or polished chrome.
Rear passengers have their own sets of controls for not only infotainment, heating and ventilation, and connectivity but also for the adjustable massage lounge-style seats. The center console can offer fold-out tables for writing or use of a small laptop.
That rear seat is set back behind a shortened rear door, which provides a fixed triangular window ahead of the C-Pillar for a bit of a Rolls Royce like touch.
Exterior design isn’t as boldly different as the Maybach sedans of the last decade, rather takes a more subtle approach to its exclusivity.
A more prominent grille and fascia along with more upscale treatments at the rear are combined with Maybach logos and more streamline trims.
The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 will launch in North America next April. And the price? It you need to ask, well you know.