Mercedes-Benz India, one of the largest luxury car making brands in the country has launched its super luxurious saloon Maybach S600 at the price tag of INR 2.6 crore. While another model S500 was also launched at INR 1.67 crore (ex-showroom, Pune). The S600 sedan will be imported in India as a CBU while S500 will be locally assembled at the plant in Chakan situated at Pune. With the launch of these cars, Mercedes also debuts the Maybach brand in the country.
Mercedes-Maybach S600 is the 12th vehicle that is introduced by the car maker in the Indian car market this year while the company is planning to launch three more cars before the end of December. The company claims at the recent launch of Mercedes S63 AMG that it has experienced the growth of about 43% and is making every effort to continue the momentum. Mercedes-Maybach S600 is the part of company’s 15 launches of 2015 India portfolio.
Mercedes-Maybach S 600
From the outside, the new S600 top spec ultra-luxury S-Class gets restyled radiator grille with brand logo on the C-pillars and Maybach badge on the boot lid. The vehicle gets the extended wheelbase of 207 mm which is more as compared to the LWB S Class in the country, which in turn result in additional inner space.
The interior of the S600 consists of numerous comfort and entertainment features. The exclusive package is fitted with standard and handcrafted wood trim while the seats are covered with Nappa leather upholstery that looks very attractive. The car also gets an analogue clock with IWC design while it receives silver plated handcrafted flutes and a Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system. Other features included in the list are Internal heating and cooling, Ambient lighting and cabin atomizer, massage function, electrically adjustable rear seats, driver assist system, etc.
Under the hood, S600 sedan is powered by 6.0 litre V12 Bi-turbo mill that has the capacity of generating the power output of 523 bhp at 4900 to 5300 rpm and peak torque of 830 Nm at 1900 to 4000 rpm. The mill comes coupled with 7-speed manual transmission system which in turn helps the engine to go from 0-100 kmph in just 5.0 seconds and achieve the top speed of 249 kmph.
The vehicle will compete against likes in the segment they are Rolls-Royce Ghost and Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
The Maybach S500, on the other hand, has an attractive outer body structure which measures about 5,453 mm in length with the wheelbase of about 3,365 mm. The vehicle will be produced locally which will keep price low as compared to the S600 model. Mercedes-Maybach grows in dimension than the regular S-Class which gives better comfort to the occupants at the rear.
Coming to interiors, the vehicle is loaded with various equipment such as infrared reflecting laminated glass, head up display system, heat insulation and night view assist system. While the safety features include Brake Assist BAS PLUS with cross-traffic Assist, Distronic Plus with steering Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus.
Mechanically, new Mercedes-Maybach S500 will work on 4.6 litre V8 engine that has the capacity to produce the output of 455 bhp at 5250- 5500 rpm and max torque of 700Nm from 1800- 3500 rpm. The engine comes mated to 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission system which helps the vehicle to sprint from 0-100 kmph in mere 5.0 seconds with the top notch speed of 250 kmph.