Featuring 180mm longer wheelbase than the longest S-Class, all of it for the second row, the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is here to woo you if it's the back seat you like to travel in!
In September this year, Mercedes had pulled the wraps off the new generation of its flagship luxury sedan and today, the German marque's luxury arm has revealed the uber-long version of the S-Class, with signature Maybach treatment! Folks at Mercedes-Benz claim the Maybach S-Class' sales have been on the rise, with nearly 12,000 units (most in a year), sold in 2019. Of these, more than 700 a month were shipped to China alone!
The biggest highlight of the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S580 is its super-extended wheelbase of 3,396mm, all of which purely benefits the rear passengers. This figure is 180mm more than what the Long-Wheelbase (LWB) S-Class offers (3,216mm). On the body, the extended wheelbase has been absorbed by the extra-long rear doors. The extended rear doors can also be operated by the driver, electrically.
With large executive rear seats a part of standard fitment (individual seats in the second row), the Maybach S580 continues to offer an exclusive 'Chauffer Package', which allows the front passenger seat to be moved ahead at the touch of a button to create more room in the back.
Plus, the rear passengers can independently adjust the seat settings – from the backrest recline, massage option to the deployable leg rest. 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!
As for infotainment, up to five screens (optional) offer a next-level experience via Mercedes' second-gen MBUX system – a 12.8-inch OLED central display forms the command centre, while a 12.3-inch unit forms the digital instrument cluster for the driver (these two are part of standard fitment).
The drive comes from a 4.0-litre Biturbo V8, with EQ Boost mild-hybrid tech and 4MATIC all-wheel-drive. The AWD system sends power to all the wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Power & torque figures of the S580 Maybach are pegged at 496bhp and 700Nm. A limited-edition V12-powered version is also in the works.
Some other highlights on the S580 Maybach include optional rear-axle steering and up to 18 airbags!