Luxury, that German way.
Mercedes-Benz has not only unveiled its most potent off-roader today, they’ve also pulled the wraps off this, the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Revised ever-so-slightly to make it look that much more pompous dignified and distinguished for the new model year. Sales will begin in April.
The ‘18 Maybach S-Class will carry a new grille, which is allegedly “inspired by a pinstriped suit.” The new grille was first previewed on the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept, and offers an immediate way to distinguish the Maybach from lesser models. If that’s not enough, there’s the option for a new two-tone paint finish for the first time too, with as many as 9 colour combinations planned for the future.
And should a single, darker hue be more your jam, you can opt for a double-clear coat for your menacingly-coloured Maybach. A brilliant surface finish is promised with this process, with the second clear coat applied by hand by “specially-trained varnishers.”
New 20-inch multispoke alloys round off the changes for the 2018 model year. If the standard set aren’t to your liking, there will be three more options to choose from, including the 20-hole design from the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Cabriolet.
Two new cabin colour schemes debut with the 2018 Maybach S-Class, coming in armagnac brown and black, or savanna beige and black. The black Nappa leather upholstery can be made that much more special with the choice of copper, gold, or platinum-coloured topstitching to provide an eye-catching contrast.
The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be available in Maybach S560, S560 4Matic, and S650 guises. The S560 will seek motivation from a 4.0-litre biturbo V8, putting out 345kW and 700Nm. The V8 is capable of rocketing the limousine from rest to 100km/h in just 4.9-seconds, while it claims to only use 8.8L/100km doing so (please hold while we laugh raucously).
The top-of-the-line S650 model gets a far more potent V12, though it’s unchanged for the model year. As such, power is rated at 463kW while torque stands at an unbelievable 1,000Nm. As such, the century sprint is completed in just 4.7-seconds, while it also claims to use just 12.7L/100km (yeah right).
Since the launch of the Mercedes-Maybach range, over 25,000 models have found new home, with more than 1-in-10 new S-Class models sold worldwide last year having been the plusher Maybach variants.