Celebrating its centennial this year, Maybach has worked to redefine luxury from the outset, through its incorporation into the Mercedes lineage in 2012, and now finds transformation as Mercedes-Maybach, the ultra-luxury equivalent to its performance-oriented sibling, Mercedes-AMG.
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The Mercedes-Maybach S 580 4Matic is particularly suited for chauffeured driving / ©Mercedes
The car has a 64-color, individually operable active LED ambient lighting system / ©Mercedes
Particularly suited for chauffeured driving, the Mercedes-Maybach S 580 sedan sits on 21-inch wheels and features a seven-inch addition to the wheelbase as compared to the regular S-Class, which entirely benefits the rear. Add in the 64-color, individually operable active LED ambient lighting, first-in-class standard rear airbag, Maybach-specific scent and capability to close the back doors with a (contactless) gesture from either multi-contoured seat, and, simply put, enjoy the ride.
To top it off, there’s also an optional champagne cooler with silver-plated champagne flutes and dedicated cupholders. For those who prefer to be in the driver’s seat, the 496 hp, 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost boasts new near-ear speakers integrated into the front seats for personalization (for example, only the driver can hear navigation instructions) in the impressive 30-speaker Burmester 4D surround sound system. A duo of resonators (read: speakers) built into each seat creates an entirely new audio experience.
The new Mercedes-Maybach is available now with the price starting at $184,900 / ©Mercedes
Mercedes-Maybach S580 4Matic price from $184,900, mbusa.com