After ceasing the Maybach brand, Mercedes intends to be more active in the luxury class. After short and long wheelbase saloon and coupe versions, a longer S-Class saloon plans to compete against the Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The revival of the Maybach was not successful and Daimler decided to close the brand at the end of 2011.
But Mercedes-Benz cannot accept this failure of a famous brand and decides to extend the presence in the luxury class with new versions of the most recent generation of the S-Class.
The first move was the integration the former CL coupe in the S-Class model range. The new luxury coupe is now named the S-Class Coupe.
Mercedes S-Class Maybach will have a 200 mm longer wheelbase, compared with the current long wheelbase S-Class
The saloon is offered, for the moment, in short and long wheelbase.
The fourth variant will be an even longer S-Class saloon and this luxury version will bear the name of S-Class Maybach to remember the famous brand.
According to some informations, the S-Class Maybach will have a 200 mm longer wheelbase, compared with the 3,165 mm wheelbase of the current long version.
This means that, with an estimated length of 5,446 mm and 3,365 mm wheelbase, the S-Class Maybach will compete directly against the Rolls Royce Ghost SWB, which is 5,40 meters long and has a wheelbase of 3.3 meters.
The future S-Class Maybach has been spied testing again on the Nurburgring track and we can see that Mercedes does not have too many things to hide. Only the C-pillar and the form of the rear window were masked.
Taking into consideration that the S-Class Maybach will be positioned against the Rolls-Royce Ghost, we estimate a similar luxury equipment and only high-end engines: 4.7 litre V8 bi-turbo with 455 HP (S 500), S 63 AMG (585 HP) and S 65 AMG with the 6,0 litre V12 and 630 HP and 1000 Nm.
S-Class range will have 6 members – the largest luxury range that has ever existed
As we can see in the picture which presents a car from the side, the rear door is larger and we expect a configuration with four seats.
The S-Class Maybach will not be the longest S-Class. Mercedes also plans a Pullman version with six seats placed in three rows. And the last version will be a cabrio with two doors and four seats based on the new S-Coupe, with a fully electric textile roof. So, the new Mercedes S-Class will have six members making the S-Class the most complete tha has ever existed in the luxury range.