Home Articles 2021 Mercedes-Maybach unveiled; will arrive in India next year
It is based on the next generation model of the S-Class (W223)
- The car’s wheelbase has grown by 180 mm
You get a total of five screens with the new Mercedes-Maybach
The new-generation Mercedes-Maybach S580, based on the next generation model of the S-Class (W223), has finally made its global debut. The brand new sumptiously luxurious car will be positioned at the top end of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class range and will compete against cars such as the Bentley Flying Spur V8 and Rolls-Royce Ghost. Now, as for what’s changed — the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach gets a dual-tone paint scheme, new chrome grille with vertical slats, etc. Continuing the list of features that distinguish it from the S-Class is the triangular logo making its way on to the C-pillar once again, though this time can be be illuminated as well.
The car’s wheelbase has grown by 180 mm. The rear row also features individually-adjustable bucket seats with a leg rest albeit only on the passenger side, of course. The new Maybach also gets features electrically-operated rear doors that can be also be operated by the driver via the ‘doorman’ functionality. Other notable provisions include heated armrests, seat ventilation, multi-contour massage function for every seat, and calf massager in the row footrest. And if you opt for Executive Rear Seat package, you will gain a full-length centre console, rear-seat champagne cooler, custom solid metal flutes, and deployable tray tables among other things.
For entertainment, the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach comes equipped with the new MBUX infotainment system and five screens, including a 12.8-inch display at the front, a 12.3-inch digital instrument console, two 11.6-inch rear-seat entertainment monitors, and a tablet between the rear seats.
The car will be powered by a new 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine with the EQ Boost 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. The engine generates a maximum power output of 496 bhp along with 700 Nm of peak torque. For transmission, the saloon gets a nine-speed automatic transmission.