By on February 3, 2015

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Chinese luxury sedan consumers are the first to see Mercedes-Maybach in their showrooms, arriving in the form of the S600 and S400.

CarNewsChina reports the S400 4-Matic retails for ¥1.3 million ($229,000 USD), while the S600 goes for ¥2.88 million ($462,000); for comparison, the S600 will sell for $189,350 when hits U.S. showrooms on Tax Day.

Power comes from either a 3-liter biturbo V6 with 330 horses and 354 lb-ft of torque for the S400, or a biturbo V12 with 530 horses and 612 lb-ft of torque for the S600. Both premium sedans send their respective power through a seven-speed auto either to the back or all corners, depending on model.

Other features include: Burmeister sound system; captain seats; rear-seat entertainment system; leather and wood interior; 20-inch alloys; and chrome for days.

Mercedes’ decision to introduce the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand to China first is a play to have the country be the brand’s largest market from the start. This shouldn’t be too much trouble, as used Maybachs can be had for as low as ¥2.68 million ($430,000) and newer models hitting nearly ¥12 million ($1.9 million), showing the overall strength of the Maybach name in the market.

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24 Comments on “Mercedes-Maybach Lands In China With S600, S400 Models...”


  • avatar
    jmo

    Whoo, that thing is the sex. It has a certain masters of the universe thing going on.

  • avatar
    Lie2me

    “Mercedes’ decision to introduce the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand to China first is a play to have the country be the brand’s largest market from the start. This shouldn’t be too much trouble, as used Maybachs can be had for as low as ¥2.68 million ($430,000) and newer models hitting nearly ¥12 million ($1.9 million)”

    So, does this means communism in China was a failure?

    • 0 avatar
      28-Cars-Later

      Deng Xiaoping slowly dismantled it once he re-emerged and assumed power after Mao’s death because it does not work. Somebody might want to send a memo to Washington on this.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Xiaoping

      • 0 avatar
        jmo

        Unrestrained and unregulated capitalism doesn’t work either.

        • 0 avatar
          28-Cars-Later

          Deng saw a system which wasn’t working and he introduced gradual reforms. I can’t think of a truly unregulated capitalist system in modern times but if such a system existed, it may also need reforms to work properly. Either extreme may not work well in practice.

      • 0 avatar
        psarhjinian

        “Somebody might want to send a memo to Washington on this.”

        Because neoliberalism as practiced in the US is like Communism… how?

        • 0 avatar
          28-Cars-Later

          Disagree. Neo “liberalism”, neo-fascism, neo Marxism, they all end up in the same place: abject failure.

          • 0 avatar
            PrincipalDan

            “A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself!” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            Nice.

          • 0 avatar
            psarhjinian

            “Disagree. Neo “liberalism”, neo-fascism, neo Marxism, they all end up in the same place: abject failure.”

            Uh-huh.

            Neoliberalism is basically what the political right has been championing for some time: relatively unfettered capitalism coupled with relative non-interference in people’s personal lives.

            Reagan, for example, was a neoliberal. Conservatives, or at least those who don’t care who you sleep with, generally are.

            The Democrats’ rightward shift and wholesale adoption of it under Clinton is largely why the Republican party has had to stake out some pretty wild positions even further to the right.

            Personally, I don’t like neoliberalism, but I can’t help but get picky about terminology.

          • 0 avatar
            CJinSD

            I want to live in the world where anyone in US politics has moved to the right in the past one hundred and four years.

          • 0 avatar
            bumpy ii

            Robert Heinlein says hi. And what’s so magical about 1911?

  • avatar
    psarhjinian

    “So, does this means communism in China was a failure?”

    Yes, but fascism has been a resounding success.

  • avatar
    bumpy ii

    I looked at the picture first and thought it was a Chinese-brand car.

    • 0 avatar
      DeadWeight

      +1

      Ugly, hideous, class-less design.

      But it stands out as being expensive, and that’s the most important thing when e-z money is supplied to plutocrats and has few truly productive places to find a home (due to corruption).

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    I am glad to see more quilty leather appearing in more cars. And I am glad to see the return of the large, filled in polished alloy wheel from the 90s. Bring it on! The D2 A8 rejoices.

    Superb.
    http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/gallery/AUDIA8-D2–761_6.jpg

  • avatar
    CJinSD

    I’m not getting the side treatment at all. It looks like it was inspired by one of those early Hyundai Santa Fes with the dents in the rear side doors. Why the pointless character line from the front sweeping down a bit and fading away while the character line heading the the back materializes and then mimics a weak box flare? Someone needs a refresher in surface tension. Compared to the cars Mercedes-Benz used to be able to make, it is saddening.

  • avatar
    Steinweg

    I am so over quilted leather. This thing is the obnox.

  • avatar
    SunnyvaleCA

    I’ve always thought the Maybachs of yore were ugly looking. I’m glad to see that the Maybach is top-line version of the S. Maybe the thing can be ordered without the oh-so-1970’s quilted seats?


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