Mercedes will present the opulent Maybach S-Class facelift next month at Geneva.
Mercedes recently lifted the wraps off the all-new A-Class, which, despite inheriting premium features from the S-Class, is technically the entry-level model in the Mercedes-Benz range. On the other side of the spectrum, we have the flagship Mercedes-Maybach S-Class for the ultra-wealthy, which is being refreshed for the 2019 model year. The classy sedan will make its world debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show, and as you’d expect it’s more refined than ever.
Separating it from the standard model, the 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features a distinctive new grille inspired by the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, with vertical struts accentuating the front end instead of horizontal ones. Mercedes says the grille’s design was inspired by a pinstriped suit. Measuring at 5,462 mm long and with a wheelbase of 3,365 mm, the new flagship is nearly 10 inches longer than the long-wheelbase S-Class sedan. As a result, there’s more room in the back for rear passengers in the spacious cabin. Standard equipment includes Executive seats on both left and right and other model-exclusive details such as innovative voice amplification.
The 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class facelift will also be available with a two-tone exterior paint finish available in nine different colour combinations. All dark colors will be available with a double clear coat, creating an exuberant surface finish with a piano lacquer effect and “a special impression of depth.” For the second clear coat, specially trained varnishers meticulously sand the paint by hand. Rounding off the exterior changes are new luxury 20-inch multi-spoke wheels available in three designs. Inside, the plush cabin can be coated with two new exclusive color combinations: armagnac brown/black and savanna beige/black.
Also new in the range are trim inserts in designo flowing lines Magnolia. As for the choice of powertrains, the 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be available in two flavors. The S560 4Matic is powered by a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, enabling the opulent sedan to do the 0-62 mph sprint in in 4.8 seconds. Alternatively, the S650 model utilizes a turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 with 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, bringing the sprint time down to 4.6 seconds.