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2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class revealed

Limousine gets new paint, wheel options
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Mercedes-Maybach has refreshed its ultra-luxe version of the S-Class, ahead of a Geneva motor show debut.

The high-end limousine has been treated to a number of subtle exterior upgrades, led by a new pinstriped grille – inspired by suits, no less – and two-tone paint finishes.

If you recognise that grille, it's because a similar design debuted on the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept in 2016. Alternatively, it could be because you've been watching too many mobster movies.

Along with the two-tone finish pictured here, there will be eight other combinations offered after launch. Dark colours will be offered with a new double clear coat finish, designed to deliver a deep, piano lacquer effect.

The second clear coat is applied after the first coating is sanded, and is applied by hand at the Maybach Manufacktur in Sindelfingen, Germany.

Rounding out the changes is a new set of 20-inch wheels, although three other designs – including the retro-inspired 20-inchers from the current Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet – are also available.

Behind the wheel, the car will be offered with two new leather combinations: armagnac brown and black, along with savanna beige and black. Nappa leather can now be ordered with copper-, gold- or platinum-coloured topstitching, and there are new trim inserts on the options list.

As for power? The S560 and S560 4MATIC still produce 345kW of power and 700Nm of torque from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, while the 6.0-litre bi-turbo V12 in the S650 pumps out 463kW and 1000Nm.


The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be here in Q3, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.