Mercedes-Benz’s upmarket sub-brand Maybach has provided the S-class sedan with an added dose of exclusivity with a facelifted model featuring styling elements first seen on its flamboyant Maybach 6 concept car.
The Mercedes Maybach S-class sedan will make its debut at the Geneva motor show ahead of planned UK deliveries in August. The S-class facelift gets a bold new grille with vertical louvres similar to the ones used by the Maybach 6, and a redesigned front bumper featuring a greater use of chrome within its lower section.
The new front end aims to provide the Maybach S-class with a greater visual differentiation to standard S-class models, and comes as Mercedes prepares to add other models to the Maybach line-up, including a plush new version of the upcoming third-generation GLS due to be unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show towards the end of the year.
Further changes to the big four-door include a distinctive new two-tone paint scheme. Available in nine colour combinations, it comes with a double clear coat finish as a further option for darker colours, creating what Maybach describes as a piano lacquer effect and an impression of depth within the paint.
Inside, there are two new shades – Armagnac brown/black and Savanna beige/black – and leather upholstery with new colour combinations for the stitching.
The Maybach S-class is offered with a choice of two petrol engines: a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 with 464hp in the S560 and a turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 developing 620hp in the S650.
Also included on the facelift is a new range of 20-inch wheels.
In India, Mercedes has just launched the pre-facelift versions of the S 560 and S 650 at the Auto Expo 2018. There is no word on when this new model will come to India.
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