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The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is the crowning achievement of redefining the brand and taking luxury to a new level with the introduction of even more elegance and extraordinary comfort.

The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Photo by Mercedes-Maybach Photo by Mercedes-Maybach
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Photo by Mercedes-Maybach Photo by Mercedes-Maybach
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Photo by Mercedes-Maybach Photo by Mercedes-Maybach
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Photo by Mercedes-Maybach Photo by Mercedes-Maybach
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Photo by Mercedes-Maybach Photo by Mercedes-Maybach
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Photo by Mercedes-Maybach Photo by Mercedes-Maybach
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Photo by Mercedes-Maybach Photo by Mercedes-Maybach

The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is particularly suitable for chauffeured driving. The 18 cm longer wheelbase compared to the long variant of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class entirely benefits the rear.

The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class (length/width/height: 5469/1921/1510 millimetres) is a classic three-box saloon. Distinguishing features at the front include the distinctive bonnet with a chromed fin and the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille. This is highly recognisable by its vertical, three-dimensional trim strips. The wordmark MAYBACH is elegantly integrated into the chrome surround of the grille. The rear doors are wider than those of the brother models, and the C-pillars feature a fixed quarterlight. Exclusivity is emphasised by the Maybach brand logo on the C-pillar. On request, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class can be equipped with electrically operated comfort rear doors.

The exclusive appearance of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class can be enhanced by a two-tone paint finish with a dividing line which is applied by hand to the highest quality standards. This is available as optional equipment, as is the DIGITAL LIGHT headlamp technology. This allows new functions, e.g. 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.

With the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, we are emphasising the progressive, modern approach of its exclusive product portfolio shortly before the 100th anniversary of Mercedes-Maybach automobiles, as they did then, today's customers have high expectations of their exclusivity and individuality, elegant design and a first-class standard of finish, all based on the very latest technology. Especially with respect to comfort, safety and design, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has unique selling features in the hotly contested luxury segment.
Dirk Fetzer, head of Mercedes-Maybach product management

The interior: generous space and great comfort in the rear
The interior of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is based on the completely new interior design of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The sculptured look of the dashboard, centre console and armrests appears to float above an expansive interior landscape.

Up to five display screens are available. Included as standard is a 12.8-inch OLED central display as a high-tech control centre. 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 display mode Exclusive underlines the special status of the Mercedes‑Maybach: The surrounds of the dial instruments are in the brand colour rosé gold.

Refined engine design for efficient power delivery
The engines of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class come from the Mercedes-Benz portfolio and are in part electrically assisted. Electrification is by an integrated second-generation starter-generator (ISG). This provides a boost of up to 15 kW, facilitates efficient "gliding" when driving at a constant speed, makes the start/stop experience even more comfortable and makes the drive system more efficient overall. All-wheel drive is always standard equipment.

The 9G-TRONIC transmission was developed further and adapted for the ISG. The electric motor, the power electronics and the transmission cooler have now moved into or onto the transmission. In conjunction with ISG, it was possible to eliminate the entire two-piece belt drive, as an electric refrigerant compressor is used. This means that even when the engine is not running (start/stop and gliding phases), the interior can be efficiently and comfortably climatised.

An exhaust system with a petrol particulate filter configured for the engine variant is used to clean the exhaust gases. Pressure and temperature sensors, as well as the latest oxygen sensors, ensure efficient exhaust treatment throughout the characteristic map.

The brand: redefining 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.

In 1930, the Mercedes-Benz 770 "Grand Mercedes" (W 07) was presented, and in 1938 this was replaced by the W 150‑series model of the same name. In the 1950s the brand made a comeback in the luxury segment with the Mercedes-Benz 300 (W 186 and W 189). The next high-prestige model arrived in 1963, with the Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100). The luxurious Pullman Limousines of the S-Class 140 series (presented in September 1995) and 220 series (from 2000) continued this tradition into the new millennium.

In 2002 the then DaimlerChrysler AG revitalised one of Germany's most exclusive automobile brands with the Maybach luxury saloons of the 240 series. And in 2014 the S-Class of today's Mercedes-Maybach brand celebrated its premiere with the 222 series. This set new standards with the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman (2015) and the S 600 Pullman Guard (2016).