Presented a few months ago, the new generation of Mercedes S-Class in Maybach version unveils its prices today. Surprise, it costs more than an AMG GT R, the supercar of the firm with the star.
Mercedes unveiled the new S-Class Maybach in mid-November 2020 and it finally gives a prize to the most luxurious of rolling lounges. At more than 180,000 euros, the majestic sedan bearing the double “M” asks a significant surplus of more than 80,000 euros compared to the S-Class in its basic version. In other words, you’ll pay roughly the equivalent of an AMG C63 Coupe on top of that to get the more sophisticated version of the flagship at the Star. Rival of the Rolls-Royce Ghost and the Bentley Flying Spur V8, the new S-Class Maybach costs around 10,000 euros more than the previous generation.
From steered rear wheels with a steering angle of up to 10 degrees to a Burmeister sound system with no less than 30 speakers, the latest Maybach sedan is generously equipped. The few extra centimeters of wheelbase compared to the “normal” S-Class offer more legroom in the rear, which will make it possible to take full advantage of the infotainment system dedicated to the rear passengers.
Expensive for a car, cheap for a lounge
An air suspension is also offered as standard and will offer the most luxurious of sedans first-class comfort. As with other true luxury vehicles, the Maybach S-Class isn’t just about its long list of amenities. The quality of the materials is top notch and there is leather pretty much everywhere, along with wood trim and seating worthy of a real living room. Even the business class of the best airlines is not that comfortable.
While the Mercedes S-Class starts with an inline six-cylinder Diesel engine for the S350d (from 100,600 euros), The Maybach is only available in an S580 specification with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that develops 500 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. Mercedes has confirmed that the majestic V12 will be available, but details will be released later.