Mercedes-Benz India is gearing up for yet another launch. The Mercedes-Maybach S600, which is the most premium offering of the German marquee, will make it to India on 25 September. and the super luxury sedan will be the 12th model on the brand's "15 models in 2015" product strategy.
As the name suggests, the S 600 will be the top-spec ultra luxury S-Class featuring an extended wheel base and much more luxury to compete with its British rivals such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The Maybach S600 is 207mm longer than the LWB S-class, which is currently sold in India. The double M logo at the C-pillar and chrome housing for the window panels are the main changes in exterior.
The Exclusive trim package comes as standard on interior. The car will also come with premium quality leather and handcrafted wood finishes. The second row of car will boast of business class like seats and extended legroom.
The S600 will be powered by a 5980cc, V12 engine that develops 523bhp at 4900-5300rpm and 830Nm of torque at 1900-4000rpm mated to a 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission. Mercedes claims the vehicle can run 0-100kmph in just 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 250kmph.
Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz revived the Maybach brand in November 2014. The super-luxury brand came under the Daimler umbrella before production stopped in 2012 due to poor sales. Marketed as a sub-brand of Daimler at the time, the owners of these luxury cars include Russia's Roman Abramovich, musician Jay-Z, and King Juan Carlos of Spain.