S-Class 2012-2021 280 Review
Mercedes Benz is the brand that redefined the world of luxury with its car. This manufacturer in India is continuing its launching spree with its back to back models. The latest in this list is the world's luxurious Maybach saloons, which were introduced in two different variants. One of them is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach S600, which happens to be a CBU version. Fitted with this one is the 6.0-litre, 12-cylindered petrol motor, enabling it to deliver breathtaking performance. One of the key highlights of this trim is its executive class seating at the rear with thigh support. They can recline into a comfortable lying position with just a push of a button and provides absolute relaxation to the occupants. Another such feature is the AIR-BALANCE package that enriches the air with negatively charged ions of oxygen. It also offers five high quality interior fragrances that suits according to the mood and personal preferences. As for the safety, it is loaded with PRE-SAFE system comprising active and passive protective features, which can trigger necessary measures when necessary. Night View Assist Plus is also included in this luxury car enhancing the level of safety during night time. It can detect the pedestrians and larger animals, whose images are highlighted clearly in the cockpit screen.
The exteriors of this saloon itself exhibits the essence of luxury with its perfectly finished structure and metallic embellishments. Its front radiator grille is the signature element, which is garnished with extensive chrome treatment. On either sides of this, the headlight cluster has an unmistakable design featuring LEDs for better illumination. Its body colored front bumper reflects the sporty aura of the car and its its power. Complimenting its classy front facade is the Mercedes star positioned vertically on top of the hood. Its athletic side profile reflects the workmanship of the company's engineers and marks its presence in an inimitable fashion. There are fixed triangular shaped windows for the door panels with its sills garnished in chrome. The outside handles and the mirror caps are done in body color, but the chrome garnished B pillar is something that brings the class to this facet. Its fenders have a conventional structure, but the wheels beneath them have a distinct design, which underscores its regal appeal. Moving on to the rear, it looks much alike the existing S-Class model. However, the presence of extensive chrome highlights adds grace to its classy appeal. Further emphasizing its style is the LED brake lighting, which is accompanied by turn blinkers. Being the most luxurious vehicle, it is built with a length of 5453mm and with a long wheelbase of 3365mm.
This luxury saloon can be termed as a symbol of sheer luxury in the automobile segment. It has a spectacular cabin design that itself makes you feel the comfort on the go. The space inside is enormous, but the seating is designed only for four passengers. These seats further have bolsters, which ensures maximum comfort to the occupants. It has an eye-soothing dual tone color scheme highlighted by extensive chrome accents. Furthermore, we can see glossy veneers that passes through the dashboard and door panels that exudes the feel of magnificence. Not to forget, the ambient lighting scheme across the cabin is something that elevates its grace to a newest level. Adding to the occupants delight, the panoramic ensures bright ambiance insides with its large glazed area. It has an electrically operated sliding glass for the front section that offers ventilation as required. Its cockpit has an exclusive design featuring a large leather wrapped dashboard. The instrument panel and the infotainment system are both placed beside each other, giving an extravagant appeal to the insides.
Engine and Performance:
Under its hood, there lies a powerful 6.0-litre petrol engine based on a V-type configuration. This motor having 12-cylinders displaces 5980cc. Also integrated with it is the high pressure fuel injection system and turbocharger for higher output. The maximum power churned out by this motor is 530bhp in the range of 4900 to 5300rpm that ultimately results in a maximum torque of 830Nm between 1900 to 4000rpm. Mated to this motor is the 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed automatic gearbox that allows smooth transition and reduced noise levels. With its enormous capabilities, this vehicle can zoom towards a 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in mere 5.0 seconds.
Braking and Handling:
Loaded this this vehicle is the AIRMATIC air suspension system featuring a continuously variable damping system. It adjust the damping power at every wheel to suit to the road condition and current situation. As for the braking, there are internally vented disc brakes for all wheels ensuring maximum stopping power. Aiding this mechanisms is the brake assist and electronic stability program that helps to reduce locking of wheels while cornering. Also there is a power assisted steering system, which is responsible for easing the handling of this saloon.
The manufacturer has given utmost importance to the seating comfort, especially for the rear occupants. All the seats have electrical adjustment, while the rear ones also have massager and heating facility including memory settings. This trim also gets a range of features like a 360 degree camera, ECO start/stop function, heat/noise insulating glass, air-balance package and a head-up display. As for the music and entertainment, there is a COMAND Online high-resolution color media display of size 31.2cms. Adding to this, there is a Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system that delivers exceptional audio quality. Also there are several other connectivity features provided inside, adding to the convenience quotient.
This saloon has an extremely strong body shell that itself acts as a protective cage to keep the occupants secure. Besides these, there are numerous other features like ATTENTION ASSIST, electronic stability program, curve dynamic assist and an electric parking brake. Also there is an anti-theft protection package, night view assist plus, crosswind assist and tyre pressure monitoring system, which explains about the safety level of this Maybach.
1. The luxury it offers is incomparable.
2. Despite of heavy structure, it delivers superior performance.
1. Sunroof with Magic Sky Control can be given as standard.
2. Price range is quite expensive.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2012-2021 280 Colours
Mercedes-Benz S-Class is available in 20 different colours - Palladium Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver, DESIGNO ALLANITE GREY MAGNO S63 AMG Variant, DIAMOND SILVER METALLIC S63 AMG Variant, DESIGNO CASHMERE WHITE MAGNO S63 AMG Variant, Diamond Silver, Anthracite Blue, EMERALD GREEN S63 AMG Variant, DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC BRIGHT S63 AMG Variant, RUBY BLACK S63 AMG Variant, Magnetite Black Metallic, MAGNETITE BLACK METALLIC S63 AMG Variant, Metallic Obsidian Black, Selenite Grey Metallic, Polar White, Ruby Black, Iridium Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black, Emerald Green and Cavansite Blue.