Mercedes-Maybach Grand Edition Is A Sublime Collector's Item

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Only 10 of them will be made.

An all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is on the way and it'll no doubt raise the bar for luxury and innovation once more. Of course, with a new S-Class also comes a new Mercedes-Maybach S, which will pack in even more opulence than before. Perhaps as a fond farewell to the current Maybach S and the W222 generation of the S-Class, Mercedes-Benz Japan has announced a Grand Edition of this model which will be restricted to just 10 examples. With the aid of Google Translate, we were able to decipher the specifics of this truly grand sedan that will only be available in Japan.

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Based on the Mercedes-Maybach S560 and the S560 4Matic, the Grand Edition doesn't just get high-quality Nappa leather applied to the seats, but also to each interior pillar, the roof liner, the sun visors, and the front center console. Equipped for four occupants, the Grand Edition comes standard with a First Class Package that includes a cooler box/folding table for the two lucky passengers at the back. Two classy champagne glasses also form part of the package.

A two-tone steering wheel, dedicated floor mats, and cushions with Maybach emblems embroidered into them are additional exclusive touches. It remains a magnificent cabin even after we've seen some early pictures of the new Maybach's high-tech interior.

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Mercedes created ten different options for the body color/interior color/interior trim, and no more than two Grand Editions will be exactly the same. For instance, there are just two examples of an Obsidian Black car with a Silk Beige/Espresso Brown interior and Black Poplar wood. To ensure that you'll never encounter a model like the one you choose, just one example of a Classic Green car with a Sabana Beige/Black cabin and designo Brown Magnolia wood flooring cabin trim is offered. A Classic Gray exterior like the one pictured above is also available.

Under the hood is a silky 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, which can whisk the Grand Edition to 60 mph in under five seconds. Selling for 29 million yen, that works out to around $270,000 - nearly $100,000 more than the base Maybach S560 sold in the US.

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