Los Angeles 2014: Mercedes-Maybach S600 Bows

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Jay Z, Kanye, meet your new Otis.

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first vehicle from the Mercedes-Maybach lineup, dubbed the S600. The ultra-exclusive, ultra-premium sedan receives power from a twin-turbo 6-liter V12, punching 523 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque to the back as it speeds the S600 from nil to 62 mph in five seconds, topping out at 155 mph.

Performance aside, the sedan offers CEOs and dictators alike more rear headroom and 6.3 inches of legroom due to its lengthened wheelbase. The power barons of the world can also enjoy an onboard bar with a pair of silver champagne flutes, reclining seats with calf supports, fold-out tables with leather inserts et al.

The first U.S.-bound Mercedes-Maybachs are expected in showrooms by April 2015 at the earliest.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Nick Nick on Nov 20, 2014

    Meanwhile, some aftermarket wheel manufacturer is scrambling to design new, revolting wheels (taking Jose Canseco's 1911 as inspiration) for this thing. Mercedes might be flush now, but they are doing a lot of things that I firmly believe will catch up to them. One the one hand, moving downmarket in terms of price and quality with the C-Class, while turning their flagships into pimptastic jokes that their traditional base wouldn't be caught dead in. Of course, I could be wrong, there might be enough Kardashians (the one thing they do well is breed), rappers, professional athletes, and Russian mafia wives to constitute a market for this.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Nov 20, 2014

    It's so incredibly gauche, but with that legroom the Chinese will love it. But at this price range I'm going Rolls or Bentley so I don't look like some tacky immigrant. That b-pillar is gross.

  • EBFlex At the summer property putting boats in the water, leveling boat lifts, cleaning the lots for summer, etc. Typical cabin stuff in the most beautiful place on the planet
  • Lou_BC I've I spent the past few days in what we refer to as "the lower mainland". I see Tesla's everywhere and virtually every other brand of EV. I was in downtown Vancouver along side a Rivian R1T. A Rivian R1S came off as side street and was following it. I saw one other R1S. 18% of new vehicles in BC are EV'S. It tends to match what I saw out my windshield. I only saw 2 fullsized pickups. One was a cool '91 3/4 ton regular cab. I ran across 2 Tacoma's. Not many Jeeps. There were plenty of Porches, Mercedes, and BMW's. I saw 2 Aston Martin DBX707's. It's been fun car watching other than the stress of driving in big city urban traffic. I'd rather dodge 146,000 pound 9 axle logging trucks on one lane roads.
  • IBx1 Never got the appeal of these; it looks like there was a Soviet mandate to create a car with two doors and a roof that could be configured in different ways.
  • CAMeyer Considering how many voters will be voting for Trump because they remember that gas prices were low in 2020–never mind the pandemic—this seems like a wise move.
  • The Oracle Been out on the boat on Lake James (NC) and cooking up some hella good food here with friends at the lake place.