Mercedes-Benz has rolled out the first new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class from Factory 56, which is also the 50-millionth car produced by the brand’s global production network.
- The milestone includes both Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands
- The global production network is now focusing on EQ models
- Mercedes to add at least five new models to its India line-up in 2021
A total of 50 million vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands have been produced in the highest precision and top quality over the past 75 years.
Among the models that will be produced in Mercedes’ Factory 56 will be the S-Class Sedan, the long-wheelbase version, the Mercedes-Maybach and in the future - the all-electric EQS sedan. The high-tech production facility in the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant was opened in September 2020. It is Mercedes-Benz’ most modern automobile production facility.
Networked global production system
The global production network consisting of car plants located around the world. Thanks to the digital ecosystem MO360, all of these plants are networked with one another. The digitally supported close cooperation between the employees in the different plants is an essential part of this.
As a result of structures and processes with maximum flexibility, the global production network is optimally organised. The ability to create, and to transfer production capacity between the individual plants as required by market demands is a decisive advantage, says Mercedes-Benz.
At the moment, the global production network is focusing on the implementation of the electric mobility offensive. By 2022 a total of six new Mercedes-EQ models will have been integrated in running series production operations. As a result, Mercedes-Benz’ global production network is contributing decisively to the company`s ambitious sustainability targets.
The batteries for the Mercedes-EQ electric vehicles are supplied by a global battery production network with plants on three continents. Local battery production is a key success factor for the Mercedes-Benz electric offensive. In addition, from 2022 production at all of the own plants of Mercedes-Benz AG worldwide will be CO2-neutral.
2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-class
The 2021 Maybach S-class comes loaded with technology, with features like a 12.8-inch tablet-style OLED infotainment screen, a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument display, active road noise compensation and the individual ‘Executive’ rear seats with up to 43.5 degrees recline and a massage function, and much more coming standard fit. The Maybach S-class is offered with a handful of engine options, all of which are assisted by a 48V ‘EQ Boost’ mild-hybrid system that can provide as much as 20hp in short bursts. A 9-speed automatic gearbox is standard, as is all-wheel drive.
Mercedes-Benz: future launches in India
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine, is one of the new models that will be launched this year and it will replace the CLA in the India range. The German carmaker is also bringing the second-gen Mercedes-Benz GLA to our market this year. Both models were originally slated to launch in 2020, but were significantly delayed due to the Pandemic.
Besides, these, Mercedes-Benz will also bring the hardcore 730hp Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the all-new S-Class and the facelifted E-Class, all of which are expected to enter the market before the end of 2021.