Since the market launch in 2015, around 60,000 examples of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class have been delivered worldwide. In 2019, with around 12,000 units, more Mercedes-Maybach S-Class cars were sold than ever before. The growth rate in China was in double figures. Alongside China, the main sales markets in recent years have been Russia, South Korea, the USA, and Germany. The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is set to continue this success story.
The wheelbase is 18 cm longer compared to the long variant of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which entirely benefits the rear. Thanks to Executive Seats as standard and the Chauffeur package, the rear section becomes a comfortable working or resting area. They are complemented by exclusive details such as large areas of trim on the rear of the front seats and between the two rear passengers. In a number of markets, sales of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will commence before the end of this year.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class (length/width/height: 5469/1921/1510 millimeters) is a classic three-box sedan. Distinguishing features at the front include the distinctive bonnet with a chromed fin and the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille. This is highly recognizable by its vertical, three-dimensional trim strips. The wordmark MAYBACH is elegantly integrated into the chrome surround of the grille.
The revolutionary headlamp technology DIGITAL LIGHT is optionally available. This allows new functions, such as the projection of guidelines or warning symbols onto the road ahead. In each headlamp, DIGITAL LIGHT has a light module with three extremely powerful LEDs with light that is refracted and directed by 1.3 million micro-mirrors.
Interesting facts & figures: sometimes numbers say more than a thousand words.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has a wheelbase 18-centimeter longer than the long Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 3396 instead of 3216 millimeters.
The active ambiance lighting has a total of 253 LEDs.
The counter-phased audio signals of the active road noise compensation must reach the human ear within around three milliseconds to overlay the road noise generated by the vehicle.
The temperature of the optional refrigeration compartment in the rear armrest is adjustable from +1 to +7 °C.
In the chauffeur position, the backrest of the front passenger seat with the Chauffeur package can be tilted forward by 23° beyond the 90° position. The longitudinal and height adjustment of the seat creates more legroom in the rear.
Since the market launch in 2015, more than 60,000 examples of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Sedan have been delivered worldwide.
Meticulous application of the optional two-tone paint finish in the paint shop can take up to 1 week.
When fully equipped, and if PRE-SAFE Impulse Side and the belt bags are included, the interior of the Mercedes-Maybach has a total of 18 airbags.
The interior: generous space and great comfort in the rear
The interior of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is based on the revolutionary interior design of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The sculptured look of the dashboard, center console, and armrests appears to float above an expansive interior landscape. In the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class too, digital and analog luxury are in harmony.
Up to five display screens are available. Included as standard is a 12.8-inch OLED central display as a high-tech control center. A 12.3-inch 3D driver display with a three-dimensional representation of other road users and pronounced depth and shade effects is available on request.
The distinctive look of the driver display in Exclusive display mode underlines the special status of the Mercedes-Maybach: The surrounds of the dial instruments are in the brand color rosé gold.
This color is also used for the active ambiance lighting (optional equipment), i.e. the animated LED light band with intelligent comfort and safety functions. With rosé gold white and amethyst glow, the active ambiance lighting now has two new color themes.
There is plenty of classic luxury on board, too: new features include the large areas of trim on the front seats. High-quality wood surrounds encase the rear of the front seat backrests. If the First-Class Rear is specified, a similarly striking area of trim is positioned between the two rear passengers.
Clear indications that the owner of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will typically be found seated in the rear are the standard-fit Executive seats on the left and right plus the Chauffeur package.
The occupant is able to adjust the seat surface and backrest of the Executive seat independently. Using the footrest on the front seat and the electrically extending leg rest creates a continuous, comfortable reclining surface for a pleasant sleeping position.
The infotainment system MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) is even more personal and intuitive to use.
The second generation of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) introduced in 2018 has its debut in the new S-Class. The unique feature of MBUX is its networking with a wide range of vehicle systems and sensor data. Brilliant displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology, make the control of the vehicle and comfort functions even easier.
MBUX Interior Assist recognizes numerous occupant intentions. It recognizes eye-direction, hand gestures, and the body language of the occupants, so as to assist with automatic vehicle functions as the situation requires. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is also able to recognize movements and gestures by the rear occupants with the help of 3D laser cameras in the roof liner.
Offering exceptional comfort and performance through twelve-cylinders
For the Middle East, the Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC will be introduced. Powered by a V12 engine with an output of 630 hp (463 kW), the S 680 4MATIC marks the last twelve-cylinder engine available in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio.
All-wheel drive is standard equipment.
Suspension: comfortable setup with surprising agility
The AIRMATIC air suspension with continuously adjustable damping ADS+ is standard equipment. Using DYNAMIC SELECT, the driver is able to individually modify the characteristics of the powertrain, ESP, suspension, and steering.
Optional rear-axle steering improves maneuverability in urban areas. This reduces the turning circle by almost two meters. Customers have a choice between two variants: 4.5° and 10° rear-axle steering. Instead of 13.1 meters, the turning circle is then 12.2 or 11.2 meters.
The optional, fully active E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension on a 48 V basis uses a stereo camera to scan the road ahead to smooth out undulations. It also gives additional protection in the event of a lateral collision.
Acoustic comfort: extraordinarily quiet and low in vibrations
The new luxury sedan further improves the very good NVH performance of the new S-Class generation. The extended NVH measures mainly benefit the rear section. Additional absorbent foam is installed in the area of the rear wheel arches, for example.
Active road noise compensation (AFGK) is used by the company for the first time. The system reduces unwanted low-frequency noises using counter-phased sound waves.
Safety: more protection before and during accidents
Especially in the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, particular attention has always been paid to safety in the rear section. The innovative rear airbag demonstrates this: during severe frontal collisions, this optional equipment can considerably reduce the loads acting on the heads and necks of seat belt wearing occupants on the outer rear seats.
In day-to-day driving, new and extended assistance systems relieve driver stress as the situation requires when adapting the vehicle speed, controlling distance, steering, and lane-changing. This enables the driver to stay alert for longer and reach the destination more safely and comfortably.
The brand: defining the luxury of the future for 100 years
Mercedes-Maybach is a byword for luxury that constantly reinvents itself. On the basis of a historically evolved understanding of luxury and superlative quality, Mercedes-Maybach has always redefined the luxury of the future. More than ever before, Mercedes-Maybach now stands for “sophisticated luxury”. The brand combines the top-class technology and perfection of Mercedes-Benz with the exclusivity and elegant luxury of MAYBACH.
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class follows a unique tradition of exclusive prestige models by the Mercedes-Benz and Maybach brands. Maybach Motorenbau GmbH presented its first automobile at the Berlin Automobile Exhibition in 1921: the Maybach Model W3 with coachwork by Auer in Cannstatt.
For the Middle East, production of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will begin in June and the first customers will receive their vehicles in August 2021.