Mercedes-Benz has launched the
Mercedes-Maybach in the country in two variants ----the Mercedes-Maybach S 600
and the S 500. The launch of the luxury saloon also marks the introduction of
Mercedes-Benz’s new sub-brand ‘Mercedes-Maybach’ for the Indian market. The
Mercedes-Maybach S 500, which is the most luxurious Mercedes-Benz ever to be
locally produced in India, was rolled-out of the assembly lines by Eberhard
Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora,
Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India.
The fully customised
Mercedes-Maybach S 600(CBU) is priced at Rs 2.60 crore (ex-showroom Pune). The
locally produced Mercedes-Maybach S 500 is priced at Rs 1.67 crore (ex-showroom
Mercedes-Maybach is not an
equipment line, but a sub-brand that in future will provide Mercedes-Benz
vehicles with more exclusivity. With more than 100,000 units sold globally in
its first full year of availability, the new S-Class is the best-selling
The Mercedes-Maybach S 600’s
V12 biturbo engine generates an output of 390 kW (530 hp), with a displacement
of 5980 cc and the maximum torque of 830 Nm. It completes the sprint from 0 to
100 km/h in 5.0 seconds, while the top speed is 250 km/h (electronically
limited). The V8 biturbo engine in the Mercedes-Maybach S 500 has a
displacement of 4663 cc and an output of 338 kW (459 hp). The peak torque is
Number of cylinders/ arrangement
Rated output (kW/hp at rpm)
338/459 at 5250-5500
390/530 at 4900-5300
Rated torque (Nm at rpm)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)
Top speed (km/h)
UNIQUE SAFETY FEATURE
The most unique safety feature
debuting with the Mercedes-Maybach is the rear seat belt bags and cushion bags.
The belt bag is an inflatable seat belt strap that reduces the load on the
ribcage in a front impact and is thus able to reduce the risk of injury to
passengers in the rear. With the introduction of the seat belt buckle extender,
belt bag and seat cushion airbag, the Mercedes-Maybach possesses the most
innovative passenger safety and features.
WORLD’S QUIETEST PRODUCTION SEDAN
For passengers in the rear
seats, the Mercedes-Maybach is the ‘World’s Quietest Production Sedan’.
Positioning the passengers away from the side windows towards the rear and
triangular windows create a new acoustic situation. Special seals optimise the
noise insulation, thereby ensuring excellent aeroacoustic performance in the
AIR BALANCE PACKAGE
Mercedes-Maybach is equipped
with the Air Balance Package which includes fragrancing, ionization and even
more efficient filtration. A premium room fragrance has been designed
exclusively for this model and the Agarwood bottle itself is adorned with the
Maybach lettering. Agarwood speaks of the centuries-old tradition of perfume.
With its refined and elegant character, Agarwood makes a unique statement.
HANDCRAFTED CHAMPAGNE FLUTES
Travelling in a
Mercedes-Maybach S 600 can be celebrated in style with two high-quality,
handcrafted champagne flutes. These silver-plated flutes have been made for the
on-board bar by Robbe & Berking, silversmiths in Flensburg, Germany. Fine
restaurants around the globe with several hundred Michelin stars between them
are also customers of this luxury brand.
MAGIC SKY CONTROL:
The sliding sunroof in a
Mercedes-Maybach S 600 is available with optional Magic Sky Control technology
from Mercedes-Benz. The glass can be switched to light or dark at the touch of
a button and thus creating a special interior ambience.
The Mercedes-Maybach is 207 mm
longer than the S-Class with long wheelbase, 200 mm of this is the result of
the extension between the B and C-pillar. All this additional space is used to
boost comfort for rear passengers.
Eberhard Kern commented, “With
the launch of the Mercedes-Maybach, we now expand the current range of the
S-Class with the addition of a vehicle that sets a new benchmark for
exclusivity and meets even the most discerning of requirements in terms of its
appointments. The Mercedes-Maybach, which is the most prestigious and exclusive
offering from us till date, will strengthen Mercedes-Benz’s unparalleled
presence in the topmost end of the luxury car market in India.”
“The overwhelming customer
response for the exclusive Mercedes-Maybach, even before its India launch,
strongly underscores the success of our ‘top of pyramid’ product strategy that
has been the driving reason for customers preferring the three pointed star.
With the start of the local production of the Mercedes-Maybach, we are
scripting a new chapter in India today” elaborated Kern.
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