2015 Mercedes-Maybach Prices In India (ex-showroom, Pune) –
Mercedes-Maybach S500 V8 – Rs. 1.67 Crores
Mercedes-Maybach S600 V12 – Rs. 2.60 Crores
When the gods of power, luxury and opulence come together once in a while, they end up creating something beautiful for the noble of the humans to possess. While they were chariots in the middle-ages, in today’s era, they’re called as Cars. One such car that has been introduced in the land of the Maharajas is by Mercedes-Benz, that has resurrected the ‘Maybach’ brand in the country with the launch of the all-new Mercedes-Maybach S500 and S600 four-door saloons. The epitome of luxury from the German automaker (save for the Maybach Pullman S600), the Maybach badged S-Class models aren’t for the faint hearted with a starting price of Rs. 1.67 crores (ex-showroom, Pune).
While the Maybach saloons (previously independent under the Daimler Group) were discontinued some years ago, the luxury brand has been resurrected under Mercedes’ S-Class series. Differentiating itself from the standard issue S-Class though are of host of upgrades that will make your money’s worth. To begin with, the Mercedes-Maybach S500 and S600 are 207 mm longer, with most of it going into the wheelbase opening up more space at the rear. Even though the Maybach versions closely resemble the S-Class, the keen-eyed folks will notice the new grille, exclusive alloy wheels, elongated rear doors, the Maybach logo on the C-pillars, and the Maybach badge at the rear.
Inside the cabin, the Mercedes-Maybach is classier than the finest presidential suites in the world with top-notch handcrafted leather upholstery, premium use of wood and other materials. Being a Maybach, the rear is where you want to be and the cabin greets you with individually reclinable rear seats that can move up to 43 degrees. You also get a configurable massage system, including a hot-stone massage. A 1540 watt Burmester 3D surround sound system with 24 speakers is responsible for the acoustic needs, while those touching the skies have a panoramic sunroof to look where they are going. A completely customized rear entertainment system with individual screens completes this endless package.
Keeping up with its customization program, the options box is literally endless and Mercedes-Maybach and also offers the Designo option for that exclusive individual touch to customers. Packing some serious power under that aerodynamic hood, the top-of-the-line Mercedes-Maybach S600 uses a 6.0-litre Bi-Turbo V12 petrol engine churning out 530 HP and 830 Nm of torque, paired to a 7G Tronic Plus automatic transmission. On the comparatively sedate Mercedes-Maybach S500, a 4.7-litre V8 engine powers the rear wheels with 459 HP on offer, while the torque output stands at 700 Nm. Both the models can do the 0-100 kmph run in less than 5 seconds and have an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph.
Much to our surprise, Mercedes-Benz will be assembling the Mercedes-Maybach S500 in the country, bringing it in as a CKD unit which has helped the company price the model more competitively, while the range-topping S600 V12 comes as a CBU built at the automaker’s facility in Germany. Mercedes also says that the Maybach models get the world’s quietest cabin for the rear seat passengers. The Mercedes-Maybach saloons are also the safest models in India featuring a total of 12 airbags. Interested in getting one of these in your garage this year? Well, you can’t as Mercedes is already sold out for 2015 with all the models already booked.