Suffice to say, the last attempt at the Maybach was not well received by the automobile community. At the time of release, competing head on with the Rolls Royce Phantom, it couldn’t gain any market share but Mercedes are determined to give it another go with a new model unveiled overnight set to go on sale in 2015.
The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 will be the longest vehicle in its class and be powered by a V12 biturbo engine capable of creating 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. While this engine is impressive, it is certainly not the focus of the car – you need to climb inside to really experience the new Maybach.
Replicating the luxury of a private jet the rear of the car will feature two standard-fit executive seats that can be reclined for maximum comfort. These seats feature various levels of adjustment. When in the ‘chauffeur position’, the rear seat occupant on the passenger side has an extra 3 inches of leg room when compared to a normal front passenger seat at its furthest forward position. An optional Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS gives the rear occupants a centre tunnel equipped with thermo cup holders. Additionally, the centre console can be fitted with two tables for those who work on the move. The new Maybach will also be one of the quietest production cars ever built to help you enjoy your journey in peace.
There’s far more to the S600 than we can cover here, including its standard IWC dash clock, Air-Balance perfume pack, standard Robbe & Berking champagne flutes, panoramic sunroof with Magic Sky Control, pop-out picnic tables, Designo leather headliner and Burmester 3D stereo which will no doubt boost the price to something outrageous here in Australia.