Maybach is a luxury car brand of Germany, which was took over by Daimler-Benz in 1960. This car brand underwent revival in the year 2014 and now remains as a sub brand for the Mercedes Benz. Under this marque, a new model was unveiled with name Mercedes-Maybach. It was displayed at some of the auto shows held in Los Angeles, California and Geneva. Internationally, it is available in a few variants among which, S600 version is all set to enter Indian shores in a few days from now on 25th of September. Assembled on the same platform used for S Class, this Maybach S600 is said to be coming to India as a CBU unit. This is an exclusive product from the automaker that houses a V12, 6.0-litre biturbo petrol engine under the hood. Mated with a 7-speed automatic gearbox, this vehicle has the ability to reach a top speed of 249 Kmph (electronically governed). This vehicle is designed for those who are specific about every aspect of a car. Being an exclusive vehicle, it offers lavish accommodation to a maximum of four passengers with its executive class seating arrangement. Everything about this vehicle is exclusive, especially its interior and exterior designing. Its has a handcrafted and exquisitely finished cabin with extensive use of hand-tailored Nappa leather with top-stitching. Furthermore, wood inserts, chrome accents and ambient lighting package are a few highlights of its interiors. As for the exteriors, it exudes the majesty with grace and marks its presence in style.
The company has used the highly acclaimed 'Lithe Muscle' design language, which is used for the S-Class models. LED illumination at the front and rear ends is another factor that distinguishes it from other models. This is a vehicle that overflows with high end luxury features and innovative technologies. One of the key aspect of this Maybach is the 12-way power adjustable front seats with memory that includes controls for seat shape and cushion. Another such feature is the COMAND system touchpad controller that offers intuitive access to the world of infotainment. Coming to the safety section, it has Mercedes-Benz 'mbrace' that offers comprehensive range of aspects for safe, connected and more productive drive. It is a cloud-based GPS technology that offers 24 hr support from the company's experts when needed. This vehicle also has a radar based collision prevention system that suggests the likely collision and provides ideal level of braking in collaboration with Adaptive Brake Assist. Few of the other protective features include Attention Assist, Drivetronic Plus with steering assist, crosswind assist and Night View Assist PLUS. With such comprehensive range of features, this model is going to rule the world of luxury cars in India.
As we can see, its external appearance is gracefully designed with splendid build quality down to the closest of the detail. It is pretty long, wide and reasonably low in height that expresses the royalty from all frames. Further adding to its appeal is the expressive lines that stretches from the front to the rear end through the door panels. To start with the front, it has a beautifully sculptured signature grille with thick chrome surround. It is accompanied by the company's emblem, which is vertically positioned on top of the hood. The headlight cluster is borrowed from the S-Class and is housed with LED illumination including the daytime running lights. Its lower section has a beautifully carved bumper with air intakes and chrome accents. Moving on to the sides, we can notice that the window sills and B pillars are garnished extensively in chrome. The outside mirrors have a unique design with LED turn blinkers. The wheel arches are precisely carved and are fitted with a set of alloy wheels, which are exclusively designed for this S600. Additionally, we can see chrome plated strips on the lower edges of the doors that underlines its style. The highlight of the rear section is the LED brake lights that emphasizes its majestic appeal. Its boot lid has a 'U' and is affixed with a chrome plated strip. Additionally, we can also see the chrome inserts on the bumper that compliments its overall look.
Touted as the most luxurious car from Mercedes-Benz, it measures about 5453mm in overall length and 3365mm of total wheelbase. It has an overall height of 1498mm and a total width of 2131mm.
It has a cabin that you can only dream about. Such exquisite is its internal cabin that offers luxury like no other. One should talk about the seating, which is the primary factor about this vehicle. Its front seats are 12-way adjustable through electrical function. A passenger can also adjust the cushion and shape of the seat to get optimum comfort, while on the move. The ambient lighting inside the cabin highlights the executive class seating arrangement. The company has made use of hand-tailored Nappa leather with top-stitching to achieve perfect finish all round. Another attractive aspect is the dashboard that is large and filled with all the essentials. It has a specifically designed console where, instrument cluster and infotainment systems are placed. Both have large, high resolution color screens, which displays all the information about this vehicle. The steering wheel has an exclusive two-spoke design with several control switches mounted on it. It is also covered with leather upholstery and has wood accents. The floor consoles in front and rear have leather covering featuring Maybach logo embedded on them. Here, the front floor console houses numerous equipments along with a COMAND touchpad control that gives access to the entertainment, navigation and various other functions. The manufacturer is also providing its customers with a choice to personalize the interiors with their favorite color scheme, veneers and metallic inserts along with features.
Being the most luxurious Merc, it comes with an array of features that you can see in no other vehicle. It has a certified allergy friendly cabin with fragrance system. This makes it as the only vehicle in its segment to be certified by European Center for Allergy Research. Another such unique aspect is its seating that has 12-way power adjustable facility with memory and ventilation and massage function all together provides luxury like no other. Furthermore, there is a 4-Zone automatic climate control unit accompanied by cabin-air purification system. It also includes humidity sensors, dust/pollen filters and activated charcoal filter. Some of the other such factors include power rear-window sunshade, soft-close doors, electronic trunk closer, house-hold type 115V power outlets, illuminated entry system, Brake hold feature and HomeLink garage door opener.
As we can see through the images, this vehicle has a huge cabin space that offers lavish comfort to four occupants. Its headroom, leg and shoulder space are better than any other vehicle in its class, thanks to its long wheelbase and dimensions.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
This V-type engine is mated to a smooth and efficient automatic transmission gearbox, which propels the vehicle to reach an electronically governed top speed of 249 Kmph. In the meantime, to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph mark, it takes only about 5 seconds.
Engine and Performance
In International markets, this vehicle is powered by a 6.0-litre petrol motor. It comprises of 12 cylinders that makes a total displacement capacity of 5980cc. It integrates industries best of technologies that makes it efficient in each aspect and delivers smooth performance. It has the ability to unleash a maximum power of 523bhp at 4900rpm that results in a pounding torque of 829Nm at just 1900rpm. Mated with this power plant is the seven speed automatic gearbox that distributes torque output to all the four wheels.
This upcoming vehicle is going to be equipped with a V12, 6.0-litre petrol motor that has twin-spark ignition and sodium filled exhaust valves. With this motor, the S600 delivers a minimum mileage of 5.53 Kmpl on city roads and 8.5 Kmpl on highways.
Power of Maybach S600
Its petrol engine has 12 cylinders comprising 4 valves per each and is integrated with high pressure fuel injection. With this, it possesses the capability to unleash a maximum power of 523bhp along with a torque of 830Nm.
Stereo & Accessories
The company has equipped it with a pair of 12.3 inch high resolution screens with a fast refresh rate and automatic adjustment facility. One of the screen displays the instrumentation and driving system, while the other one displays entertainment, navigation and other vehicle settings. Accompanied with this is the COMAND system with touchpad controller that gives access to all the functions of the car. Also there is a Burmester High-End 3D surround sound system comprising a total of 24 speakers that delivers natural sound spectrum apart from these, there are aspects like dual USB ports, HD radio receiver, voice control with learning feature.
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Braking & Handling
The manufacturer has blessed this S600 version with a superior grade adaptive braking technology that ensures precise and immediate response. Integrated with this is the Brake Assist with sensors that can predict the emergency of braking and applies maximum power to ensure stopping. Another such aid is the anti lock braking system, which is an intelligent technology that can pump brakes as needed up to 30 times per second. This will eventually helps to preserve the driver's steering functionality by preventing wheel lockup. The safety and handling is reinforced with the pre-sense of electronic stability program that continuously monitors the driving inputs along with vehicle's motion, especially while cornering. It will help to bring the vehicle under control. This vehicle also has an electromechanical power assisted steering based on rack and pinion mechanism that aids in simplifying the overall handling.
Safety & Security
This is the most important section for any four-wheeler. Given the fact that Maybach S600 is an exclusive luxury vehicle, the manufacturer has also ensured that its safety section is well taken care of. It gets several Mercedes-Benz signature features along with industry's most innovative factors, which distinguishes it from other vehicles in its class. Some of the safety features include Attention Assist, PRE-SAFE function, collision prevention assist, and the most innovative Mercedes-Benz 'mbrace'. Going into the restraint features, it has occupant classification system, seatbelt technology, integrated restraint system, rear seatbelt airbag, and ISOFIX universal latch system. As for the security, it has SmartKey, locator lighting, emergency trunk opening, anti-theft alarm with remote panic feature and an integrated 3-button garage door control.
As a standard fitment, this vehicle is being offered with a set of 20-inch multi-spoke design alloy wheels. These are further covered with specially manufactured tubeless radial tyres for high performance and extended mobility.
1. Its Mercedes-Benz 'mbrace' is one of its most innovative factors.
2. It comfort and seating arrangement redefines the luxury.
3. Appearance and styling is simply outstanding.
1. Its price tag will be on a higher range.
2. Low ground clearance may not suit Indian roads.
3. Its exterior still lacks that Maybach appeal.
Maybach S600 price