The new luxo-barge brings with ita new look and larger dimensions.
A large number of very important tests are currently taking place at the Nurburgring, including the Chiron Pur Sport and Divo, and as we've recently discovered the new 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S, which competes with the likes of the Bentley Flying Spur. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, another close rival to the Maybach has also been spotted doing laps around the Ring. Maybach, which suffered from poor sales, and a subsequent axing in 2012, has been given a new chance, and with its current Mercedes-Maybach S selling better than the Maybach 57 and 62 sedans of old, things are looking up for the ultra-exclusive brand.
In the following video, we can see the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S being flung around corners and roaring down the straights of the infamous Green Hell.
A new generation of S-Class will be heading to the showroom next year, and it will be receiving the Maybach treatment. The car shown in the video is a prototype of the redesigned Mercedes-Maybach S which reveals a number of design details. First off, it will feature an extended body of the already large S-Class we will get in North America. The front grille feature vertical slats, apparently inspired by the pinstripes of a suit. The headlights, which it shares with the upcoming S-Class, are slimmer than the current model's, and together with a shorter grille create a streamlined effect.
Current Maybach models are powered by turbocharged V8 and V12 engines, which should carry over to the new generation, but with the help of some hybrid technology.
These cars will offer the pinnacle in automotive technology, and Mercedes-Maybach expects these cars to be offered with level 4 self-driving capability by 2024. This means the cars will be able to handle highway driving and parking situations with minimal input from the driver. The 2024 date means that we could see the tech making its way into cars during the mid-cycle update of the upcoming vehicle.
We expect to see the new car arrive late in 2020 as a 2021 model, and we also look forward to the extended Pullman body style which will offer a true limousine experience.