Los Angeles 2014: Mercedes-Maybach S600 Bows
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.
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- Fred The bigger issue is what happens to the other systems as demand dwindles? Will thet convert or will they just just shut down?
- Roger hopkins Why do they all have to be 4 door??? Why not a "cab & a half" and a bit longer box. This is just another station wagon of the 21st century. Maybe they should put fake woodgrain on the side lol...
- Greg Add me to the list: 2017 Sorento EX AWD w/2.0 Turbo GDI 68K miles. Changed oil religiously with only synthetic. Checked oil level before a rare long road trip and Ievel was at least 2 quarts down. That was less than 6 months after the last oil change. I'm now adding a quart of oil every 1000 miles and checking every 500 miles because I read reports that the oil usage gets worse. Too bad, really like the 2023 Tuscon. But I have not seen Hyundai/Kia doing anything new in terms of engine development. Therefore, I have to suspect that I will ony become a victim of a fatally flawed engine development program if I were to a purchase another Kia/Hyundai.
- Craiger 1970s Battlestar Galactica Cylon face.
- Master Baiter "...but the driver must be ready to step in and take control. The system is authorized for use during the day but at speeds lower than 40 mph..."Translation: It's basically useless, and likely more stressful than piloting the car ones's self.
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.
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.