Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new Maybach S580. For reference, it's even longer than the long-wheelbase S-Class by almost 200 mm. As in the S-Class the 4-D surround sound audio system features noise-cancellation and there are three screens in the rear to keep billionaires busy and connected on the move. To put it into perspective, a Maruti Suzuki Alto is a mere 49mm longer.
If that is not enough owners can also select an "Executive Rear Seat Package" that adds more wood trim, a full-length center console, and deployable tray tables. The roof liner in Nappa leather, head restrain cushions, front and rear seat backrests, illuminated door sills add to the extravagant character of the Maybach. 5. Speaking of massage option, all seats of the Maybach S580 offer ventilation (heating/cooling) and massage functionality as standard, and for 2021, the rear seat footrest also comes with a calf massager!
There's also an active ambient lighting system, which employs 253 LEDs, a head-up display with augmented reality, along with an optional Interior Assist function, which uses cameras to track movements of the car's occupants and proactively trigger certain functions.
Beneath the daily-buffed bodywor, over an extended wheelbase extended by seven inches, sits the same running gear as the top-spec S-Class, mating a four-liter biturbo V-8 to a 48-volt hybrid system with EQ Boost. This is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox unit and produces 496 hp and has 700 Nm of torque. Rear-axle steering helps to mitigate some of the extra wheelbase length by reducing the turning circle.
More details on the S-Class luxury flagship, including its engine and local pricing, will be revealed closer to the model's arrival in the last quarter of next year, however buyers can expect a similar pricetag to the performance flagship of the S-Class range, the S63 AMG.
It's 18cm longer than the standard long-wheelbase S-Class, and all of that extra length goes to improve the spaciousness in the rear seats - as this model is a auto that will be more used as a chauffeur vehicle than a driver's auto. This, along with the E-Active body control are optional extras. As with all Level 3 autonomous-certified vehicles, the Maybach S-class will require the driver to be alert at all times and ready to take to the controls again, should the situation demand it. The ultra-luxury limousine is expected to arrive in the global markets by late 2021.
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class also features a Level 3 driver assistance system, which will allow the driver to take his hands off the steering wheel in situations like heavy traffic or on selected motorways once the system becomes legal from the second half of 2021.
Set to arrive at U.S. dealerships in the middle of next year, pricing of the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S580 is yet to be revealed.
Along the sides, you'll notice that the body appears to be a lot longer than the regular S-Class, and that is certainly the case. We tell you why this chauffeur-driven choice might just be a ideal match for you. 1.