2022 Mercedes Maybach S-Class launched in India: Key highlights
- 2022 Mercedes Maybach S-Class launched: The new Maybach S-Class will be the flagship model for the German carmaker in India. It will join luxury SUV GLS 600 in Mercedes Maybach lineup in India.
Mercedes Benz on Thursday announced the launch of the new 2022 Maybach S-Class in India. The carmaker had earlier launched the locally manufactured S-Class in India last year at a price of ₹1.57 crore (ex-showroom).
Prices start from ₹2.5 Crore onward
Pricing for the new ‘Made in India’ Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 580 4Matic starts from ₹2.5 Crore (ex-showroom) onward. The imported version of the car has been priced from ₹3.2 Crore (ex-showroom) . Read full details here.
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Car-to-X technology on 2022 Maybach S-Class
The new Maybach S-Class comes with the company's revolutionary ‘Car-to-X technology’ that allows it to constantly communicate with other Mercedes cars around it. Almost like a social network for cars, this technology allows the car to updated with the road conditions, live traffic updates and much more.
Gesture control on the new Maybach S-Class
One of the key highlights on the car include its gesture control for the rear seats. What it essentially does is close the rear doors just by hand gesture and the rear seat passengers don't really need to physically touch the door handles for door to shut. In addition, it gets fully adjustable electrical seats, chauffer package and multiple sensor cameras for the second row that continuously monitor the passengers and turn the cabin lights on/off, adjust seats automatically as per need.
The 2022 Maybach S-Class will be locally produced in India in the company's Chakan-based plant. That said, there will also be a more expensive imported version of the car on sale in India which will be available as CBU (Completely Built-Up) unit.
Powerhouse of technology
The new 2022 Maybach S-Class also gets some key features such as the Burmester high-end 4D surround sound system and Airmatic air suspension with continuously adjustable damping ADS+. That said, other key feature highlights include augmented reality head-up display, adaptive rear ambient lighting, and active noise suppression for a quieter cabin.
Fortress on the inside
Inside the cabin, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class comes a 12-inch OLED center display is included as standard, a 12.3-inch 3D driver display with three-dimensional representation for the cabin occupants. Some other key highlights inside include its electrically operated comfort rear doors, which is a first. Besides this, it also gets reclining chairs with massage functions, leg rests and folding tables in the rear, electric seat belt reminders for the rear seat passengers and much more.
The new 2022 Mercedes Maybach S-Class comes with a distinctive hood with a chrome flap. It also gets the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille and the traditional vertical and three-dimensional trim strips. That said, the company has also updated the car with a fixed quarter light in the C-pillar with an exclusive Maybach brand logo on it.
Two engine options
Internationally, the new Mercedes Maybach S-Class is being sold in two engines - the V8 and the V12. The S 680 4MATIC sources its power from the bigger V12 engine and also uses an all-wheel drive 4MATIC drive for the first time. This engine has been rated to produce a maximum of 612 horsepower and propels the vehicle to a top-speed of 250. It also accelerates from naught to 100 kmph in 4.5 seconds. The alternative, four-litre V8 eight-cylinder petrol engine (available with the S 580), dishes out 503 hp of power.
Already on sale globally
The new Mercedes Maybach S-Class is already available for purchase in the global markets. It was launched back in 2021 with two powertrains - V8 and V12. With this car, the company aims to take on rivals like Bentley and Rolls-Royce in the luxury sedan segment.
A bigger Mercedes Maybach S-Class on its way
The new Maybach S-Class, which was introduced in markets overseas recently, has grown in size compared to the other models in the family. It gets 18 cm more wheelbase while its length has increased to 5,469 mm. The 2021 Maybach S-Class stands 1,921 mm wide and 1,510 mm tall.
The ‘best car’ in the world
Mercedes-Benz S-Class, referred to by many across the world as the best car in the world, was earlier launched via the import route in June last year at ₹2.17 crore. At the time, just 150 units had been brought in but with local assembly, the company expects a wider demand base.