Mercedes-Benz is bringing its S-Class flagship to a new level of luxury with the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600. This new model revives the Maybach name, which was last used for two ultra-luxury sedans, the 57 and 62, sold between 2003 and 2010.
This new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class does things a little differently than these previous, standalone Maybach models, as it is based heavily on the standard Mercedes-Benz S600 sedan and fits into the S-Class lineup along with standard S-Class and performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG versions. Big changes for the Maybach version include an 8.1-inch stretch for the wheelbase and overall length, all of which goes toward increasing rear-seat room. Helping to disguise the length increase is a different rear door design that places the rear seats behind the door cutout, making for increased privacy for the presumably distinguished occupants who will be riding in back of the Mercedes-Maybach S600.
Under the hood of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 is the same 6.0-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine from the S600, producing 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, and, surprisingly enough, 4Matic all-wheel drive is not available as an option, at least at this point.
Also published on Medium.