Mercedes-Benz has revealed that stretched S-Class starts at $189,350 in the U.S, not including the $925 destination charge.
That’s a lot of money, but compared to the Maybach 57 that was produced from 2002 to 2013, Merc’s new “segment-leading flagship” actually quite a steal.
The Maybach 57 would set you back a gargantuan $366,934 back in 2008, which got you a 543-horsepower V12, ventilated massaging seats, a rear-seat DVD system, a 225.5-inch wheelbase, and a whole lot more.
For about half that, the new S600 offers a 523-hp twin-turbo V12, Magic Body Control suspension that leans into turns, and the latest and greatest in terms of interior refinement.
The executive rear seats are covered in smooth Nappa Leather, and every imagined convenience in within arm’s reach: a personalized TV, foldout tables, adjustable seats, a warmer/cooler for your drink, and yes, those silver-plated champagne flutes.
The Maybach also equips a Burmester 3D sound system, head-up display, heated windshield, and a separate climate control zone for each rear seat. If customers so choose, Mercedes’ exclusive ‘Agarwood’ fragrance provides the woody essence of an upscale getaway.
It’s all packed inside the S600’s 214.6-inch wheelbase that’s 8.1 inches longer than the standard model.
The S-Class is already the quietest car in the world according to Mercedes, and the Maybach version has even less wind noise for rear passengers. All the better to mute the harsh tones of reality outside this pillow–lined chariot.
The Mercedes-Maybach S600 launches in April.