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Mercedes-Maybach tweaks S-Class luxobarge

Published on: February 13, 2018
Mercedes-Maybach tweaks S-Class luxobarge
Mercedes-Maybach tweaks S-Class luxobarge
Mercedes-Maybach tweaks S-Class luxobarge
Mercedes-Maybach tweaks S-Class luxobarge
Mercedes-Maybach tweaks S-Class luxobarge
Mercedes-Maybach tweaks S-Class luxobarge

What's the news?

Mercedes-Maybach has tweaked its ultra-luxurious take on the S-Class and is presenting the updated car at the Geneva Motor Show.

Changes to the visuals amount to a new radiator grille, optional two-tone paintwork and additional, exclusive colour combinations in the interior.

The grille in particular, is a focal point and its fine, vertical struts - which accentuate the front end of the Maybach S-Class - were said to be inspired by a pinstriped suit. You'll have seen this grille before, on the Mercedes-Maybach 6 of 2016, but this is a first for a production Mercedes of any variety.

Then there's the two-tone exterior finish, which is a classic Mercedes-Maybach theme. The company is hoping to offer nine different combinations, with a double clear-coat available as a further new option for all dark colours in the Maybach's palette - the second coat of which is applied by hand by specially trained varnishers. Top M-M S-Class models get a new design of 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheel, with three more styles of 20s included, one of which is the 20-hole wheel used on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Cabriolet.

Inside, the two new colour combinations are Armagnac Brown/Black, and Savanna Beige/Black, with the Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery now able to be finished in copper-, gold- or platinum-coloured topstitching. No changes to motive power, and though there are two V8 models - the S 560 and the S 560 4Matic - in other markets, here in right-hand-drive-land we only get the 6.0-litre, twin-turbo V12 S 650, which is powered by a 630hp/1,000Nm brute of an engine that leads to a 0-100km/h time of 4.7 seconds.

Anything else?

Since the Mercedes-Maybach launched in 2015, more than 25,000 S-Class examples have been delivered to customers - and more than one-in-ten of total S-Class sales in 2017 were of the Mercedes-Maybach variety. The key markets are China, Russia and the USA.




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