Published: Sun, November 22, 2020
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled as new luxury flagship

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled as new luxury flagship

It's 18cm longer than the standard long-wheelbase S-Class, and all of that extra length goes to improve the spaciousness in the rear seats - as this model is a auto that will be more used as a chauffeur vehicle than a driver's auto. The all-new providing sits on high of the S-Class line-up as its most luxurious iteration with extra rear legroom, extra creature consolation and extra opulence as effectively.

Measuring almost 5.5m in length, the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is 180mm longer than the standard S-Class. It's the flagship variant of the W223 S-Class.

Also part of the package is a massage function integrated into the rear seat calf rests, a neck/shoulder heating function for the rear passengers, adaptive rear lighting, powered rear door opening and closing, an optional rear refrigeration compartment between the Executive seats and active road noise compensation, which employs the Burmester 4D sound system to produce counter-phased sound waves. The new rear wheel arches, thicker laminated glass on C-pillar and noise-optimised tyres with foam absorbers further improve the performance of the NVH (noise, vibrations and harshness) characteristics. 3. The main party piece on the Maybach S-Class is electrically operated comfort doors available on request.

The sedan is equipped with an MBUX infotainment system and has five screens, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument console, a 12.8-inch screen at the front, two 11.6-inch rear-seat entertainment monitors, and a removable tablet nestled between the rear seats. However, to ensure that it stands out from a regular S-Class, there are some exclusive features.

There's also an active ambient lighting system, which employs 253 LEDs, a head-up display with augmented reality, along with an optional Interior Assist function, which uses cameras to track movements of the car's occupants and proactively trigger certain functions.

The New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Is Here To Redefine Chauffeured-Driven Luxury

Other luxury aspects include the option of wood surrounds that encase the rear of the front seat backrests, if you need even more of a lounge feel while inside. A 9-speed automatic gearbox sends power to all four wheels via the 4-Matic all-wheel-drive system.

However given emissions regulations, the Maybach will likely score the same engine as the Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 SUV revealed late previous year - a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 48V mild-hybrid technology, developing 410kW from 6000-6500rpm and 730Nm from 2500-5000rpm. As with all Level 3 autonomous-certified vehicles, the Maybach S-class will require the driver to be alert at all times and ready to take to the controls again, should the situation demand it.

It's unclear which powertrain is making its way to India, when the Maybach S-Class is launched here in the first half of 2021.

Set to arrive at United States dealerships in the middle of next year, pricing of the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S580 is yet to be revealed.

Before we dive inside, let's focus on the exterior. The chauffeur-driven S-Class could also get champagne flutes and just about every premium amenities you could possibly think of in a top-tier vehicle.

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