Published on November 20th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Premiers, Here Are The Highlights
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is actually a relatively new phenomenon. Daimler had given up selling the Maybach as its own marque back in 2013 as barely any units were sold and the brand was bleeding money.
Then in 2015, they came up with the idea of dressing up the S-Class and selling it under the ‘Mercedes-Maybach’ sub-brand. This ended up being a pretty good idea, as the W222 S-Class did not feel like an inferior product in comparison, while those looking to stand out from the crowd of politicians and businessmen could splurge a little more for something truly well-appointed with the Maybach S560.
So, naturally they’re offering a Mercedes-Maybach version of the all-new W223 S-Class. Essentially, it follows the same formula of giving you a little bit extra, being a little more refined – just enough to give brands like Rolls Royce and Bentley a little bit of competition.
Here’s what you can expect from the W223 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
- 18 cm longer wheelbase compared to the long variant of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, with all that extra space going to rear passengers
- Massage function of the calf rests on the Executive seats
- Neck/shoulder heating in the rear
- Optional two-tone paint finish with dividing line, done by hand
- Distinctive bonnet with a chromed fin
- Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille with fine, vertical chrome pinstripes
- Rear doors are wider
- C-pillars feature a fixed quarterlight
- Maybach brand logo on the C-pillar
- Electrically operated comfort rear doors that open with little force, paired to Blind Spot Assist for safety, operable from driver’s seat too
- Optional Digital Light technology to project marking aids or warning symbols onto the road ahead
- High‑quality wood surrounds encase the rear of the front seat backrests
- Active road noise compensation, just like noise-cancelling headphones but with Burmester audio
- Automatic seat belt extender from Mercedes-Benz coupé and cabriolet models now available for rear passengers with the Executive seat
- Adaptive rear lighting, adjustment for brightness, the size and position of the light spot
- Up to 5 OLED displays with 2nd gen MBUX software
- Front airbags for rear passengers are standard
- Optional rear-axle steering for reduced turning circle
- E-ACTIVE Body Control active suspension for individual spring and damper control (first debuted on the new GLE)
- DRIVE PILOT allows for limited self-driving in heavy driving, but is optional
Facts & Figures
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has an 18-centimetre longer wheelbase than the long Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 3396 instead of 3216 millimetres.
The active ambience lighting has a total of 253 LEDs.
The counter-phased audio signals of the active road noise compensation must reach the human ear within around three milliseconds to overlay the road noise generated by the vehicle.
The temperature of the optional refrigeration compartment in the rear armrest is adjustable from +1 to +7 °C.
With the Chauffeur package, the backrest of the front passenger seat can be tilted forward by 23° beyond the 90° position. The longitudinal and height adjustment of the seat creates more legroom in the rear.
The maximum backrest angle of the Executive Seats is 43.5°. The most upright backrest position of 19°allows relaxed working in the rear.
Since the market launch in 2015, more than 60,000 examples of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Saloon have been delivered worldwide. In recent years, around 600 units per month went to China alone, and in 2019 the average even exceeded 700 units per month.
Painstaking application of the optional two-tone paint finish in the special paintshop can take up to 1 week.
When fully equipped, and if PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side and the beltbags are included, the interior of the Mercedes-Maybach has a total of 18 airbags.