When it looked like it can’t get any better, we can always be surprised even more when Mercedes is in question. Although it’s reserved for the ones with deeper pocket, it’s no harm to take a peek at 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S650. Although this is the ultimate luxury sedan, comfort and luxury details aren’t the only things we’re interested. No, when it comes to the engine compartment, it can’t get any better.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S650 – New Engines
We all know that current Maybach S500 comes with 4.7-liter twin turbo V8 with 449 horsepower. The S600’s 6.0-liter twin turbo V12 comes with 523 horsepower. Although these digits are pretty much respectable, Mercedes doesn’t intend to stop. The new models will come with new generation engines. The S560 will smaller volume engine the S500. It’s 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 but it produces more output, 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. On S650 is a different story. Not different in the volume and displacement of the engine, those are the same, but Mercedes managed to squeeze additional 98 horsepower. That’s right, the S650 will have an output of 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S650 – Interior
Of course, it’s not just the power of the engine. Although S-class fills every need a buyer can possibly have, there is someone who has higher expectations and needs. And those people will certainly satisfy their senses in the interior of new S560/S650. Where to even start? Well, for starters, with ENERGIZING Comfort feature, the buyer can choose among a number of configurations. There are specially combined to tailor to any moods, desires, and needs. Of course, everything is done with highest quality materials, and every touch is soft. The occupants will feel relaxed with reclining seats and power calf rests in the rear, exclusive wood, and leather details.
But even this model comes with several optional features. There is executive rear seat package plus which comes with two folding tables. It can be enriched with optional refrigerator box in the rear as well as Silver handcrafted champagne flutes by Robbe and Berking. There is ambient lighting in 64 colors, and panorama sunroof comes as an optional feature. Aside from standard rear seat entertainment, there is also optional split view entertainment system for front seats.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S650 – Safety Features
On the outside, designers paid attention to every detail, but more important is that new model comes with LED intelligent light system with new ultra wide beam feature. Rear lights come with vertical LED lighting while we can also find two dual large exhaust pipes. High level of safety is another a must-have in this model. With a bundle of plenty active and passive safety features, it is one of the safest vehicles someone can buy. The active driver assistance systems come as distance assist, steering assist, blind spot assist, speed limit assist, and lane keeping assist with emergency braking feature.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S650 – Release Date
The S560/S650 will arrive later in 2017. When the price is concerned, the current S550 comes with starting price of $166.200, while the S600 starts at $191.300. We can only assume that price of the new S560 will pass the $170.000 mark, while the S650 will be close to $200.000. Although this seems much, have in mind that these models are the ultimate luxury sedans.