Mercedes is offering 13 airbags in the Maybach S-Class – the most in any passenger car in India.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been launched in India, with the locally produced S580 variant priced at Rs 2.50 crore (ex-showroom). The more unique S680 variant will be imported into the country at a starting price of Rs 3.20 crore (ex-showroom). The S680’s price is the base price for the variant and will increase based on added customisations.
The biggest difference between the two variants is the engine. The S580 is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, which makes 496bhp and 700Nm. The S680 is powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, which makes 604bhp and 900Nm. The transmission is a nine-speed torque converter in both cases, and the Mercedes 4MATIC (AWD) system is standard as well. All of this means that the S580 can do the 0 – 100 km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds, while the S680 can do the same in just 4.5 seconds. The top speed of both variants is limited to 250km/h.
Given that it's an S-Class and a Maybach, this latest sedan by Mercedes-Benz is packed to the brim with features. The highlights of the package include an advanced ADAS system, with evasive steering assist, four driving modes including a ‘Maybach’ mode, 13 airbags (the most in any car sold in India), electrically operated rear doors, active road noise cancellation, and the use of premium materials all throughout the cabin. In fact, to make more space, the wheelbase of the Mercedes-Maybach is 180mm longer than the regular S-Class.
While the regular S-Class competes with the likes of the BMW 7 Series and the Audi A8, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has no real competition in India.
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