Gloriously Over-the-Top Luxury from Mercedes-Maybach

  Colin Windell


 2 Jun, 2022

If luxury is an art form, then the Mercedes-Maybach has it well nailed with the new S-Class that incorporates innovations such as Active Noise Technology for external sound control.

Stylish, timeless visuals

"Mercedes-Maybach is the quintessential luxury brand reflecting the impeccable craftsmanship and with that, the superior exclusivity and finesse of its products," says Mark Raine, Co-CEO and Executive Director of Mercedes-Benz South Africa. “The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is synonymous with a one-of-a-kind ultimate luxury experience.”

The choice is between the S 580 4MATIC and S 680 4MATIC.

The new S-Class will take a deep dive into your wallet for R3,5-million or R4,4-million, depending on which model you choose.

The new car is longer and wider with a smoother external shape and wider rear doors. The wheelbase is also longer to maximise the interior space for the occupants.

Unparalleled interior design

The new design uncompromisingly focuses on the little details and trim. High-quality wood surrounds encase the rear of the front seat backrests, improving the overall aesthetic of the trim. The elegance does not only apply to the front seat backrests but extends to the rear seat between the two passengers. Mercedes adds the embellishment as a new feature on the front seats of the latest Maybach. 

Uncompromising attention to detail

The portrait design of the central display allows for longer lists to be displayed. It features Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology and, compared to LCD screens, the advantages of this are a better black level, even stronger contrasts, and lower energy consumption.

Futuristic infotainment system and contactless control

Mercedes Benz leans on artificial intelligence with the MBUX feature to improve your drive. Controlled by voice, high-resolution touchscreens, and gestures, it allows the driver to adjust the temperature, control music and release the signature MAYBACH MOOD fragrance at a specific time. MBUX takes things further by learning your driving needs and habits.

"The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class defines ultimate luxury like never before with the highest-quality materials, excellent workmanship, outstanding comfort as well as innovative technologies,” says Selvin Govender, Vice President for Marketing and Sales at Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Fascinating colour schemes

With Active Road noise compensation, the system reduces unwanted low-frequency noises using counter-phased sound waves. The bass speakers of the Burmester high-end 4D surround sound system are for sound reproduction.

The models at a glance:

S 580 4MATIC
S 680 4MATIC
Technical Data:
M 176
M 279
S 580 4MATIC
S 680 4MATIC
3.982 cc
5.980 cc
370 kW, 15 kW (electric)
450 kW
700 Nm, 200 Nm(electric)
900 Nm
48 V onboard electrical system
NO 48 V onboard electrical system
R3 507 000
R4 454 000 

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