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Redefining luxury: The all-new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

By Lisa Curtiss on 22nd January 2021

Since its launch in 2015, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been a coveted luxury car of choice, particularly with the discerning wealthy in Russia, China, USA and Germany.

This newly released model is set to continue this success story – marrying the perfection and high-tech solutions of the Mercedes-Benz flagship model with the exclusivity and tradition of Maybach.

Strikingly attractive with substance and class, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features a number of distinguishing and exclusive details including the distinctive bonnet with a chromed fin and the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille which has the word MAYBACH elegantly integrated into its chrome surround. The rear doors are wider than those of sister models, and the C-pillars feature a fixed quarterlight and Maybach brand logo. If wished, the model can be equipped with electrically operated comfort rear doors, and come in a stunning two-tone paint finish, with dividing line applied by hand.

Enter the spacious and elegantly appointed cabin to explore a host of aesthetic and practical delights. Highlights include the sculptured dashboard, centre console and armrests which appear to float above an expansive interior landscape and the surrounds of the dial instruments which are in the brand colour rosé gold – which is also used for active ambience lighting.

There’s 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, and if the first-class rear is specified, a similarly striking area of trim is positioned between the two rear passengers.

Mercedes-Maybach Maybach S Class

As you would, of course, expect, this Maybach model is superbly equipped with all the latest driver, comfort, safety and performance technology. Infotainment wise, the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) is even more personal and intuitive to use. Brilliant displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology, make the control of vehicle and comfort functions even easier. The possibilities for personalisation and intuitive operation have become far more extensive. On request, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class can also be equipped with MBUX Interior Assist in the rear.

This super innovative system recognises occupant intentions – such as eye-direction, hand gestures and the body language so as to assist with automatic vehicle functions as the situation requires. For example, the belt extender for the outer rear seats automatically offers up the seat belt when MBUX Interior Assist recognises the occupant’s intention to reach for the belt by hand movements. The exit warning function has also been extended, and is able to register that a rear passenger intends to leave the vehicle.

The engines of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class come from the Mercedes-Benz portfolio and are, in part, electrically assisted. All wheel drive is standard, as is the Airmatic suspension which allows the driver to individually modify the characteristics of the powertrain, ESP, the suspension and the steering.

Mercedes-Maybach Maybach S Class

To reside in, the model is exceptionally comfortable, spacious and quiet – the latter thanks to additional absorbent foam at the rear wheel arches, C-pillars with thicker laminated glass, and noise-optimised tyres if requested. Furthermore, an active road noise compensation system is used by the company for the first time.

Safety is always paramount for Mercedes-Benz and this includes its premium Maybach models. Here, particular attention has been paid to safety in the rear section with an innovative airbag which 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. When danger threatens, driving assistance systems can respond according to the situation and mitigate the severity of possible collisions, or even avoid them. Systems and features include Drive Pilot; on suitable motorway sections and where traffic density is high, this can offer to take over the driving, initially up to the legally permitted speed of 60 km/h (37 mph).

An elegant car of class and substance.

For more information, visit the Mercedes-Maybach website.