2014 LA Auto Show: Mercedes-Maybach S600

Auto Shows | November 20th, 2014 by 4
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Maybach is making a comeback. At the 2014 LA Auto Show, Mercedes unveiled the Maybach S600 ultra-luxury vehicle. The car sits above the standard S600 in …

Maybach is making a comeback. At the 2014 LA Auto Show, Mercedes unveiled the Maybach S600 ultra-luxury vehicle. The car sits above the standard S600 in the German brand’s lineup. Compared to the normal car, its wheelbase has grown by 8.1 inches for a total length of 214.6 inches.

Like the S600, the rear-wheel drive sedan equips a 6.0-liter biturbo V12 that makes an eye-opening 523 horsepower and 612 pound feet of torque. The Maybach S600 sprints to 60 mph (5.0 seconds).

The car features a chrome double M — for “Maybach Manufaktur” — on the C-pillar.

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The rear seats both offer a full range of power adjustability—including a backrest that can be moved independently of the seat bottom—a massaging function, and powered calf supports. A footrest can be motored out of the front passenger seatback for sleeping or relaxing.

Standard equipment includes a glass panoramic sliding sunroof. An optional feature called Magic Sky Control allows the glass to be switched from light to dark.

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The S600 will be joined by two models that won’t be sold in the United States: the Mercedes-Maybach S550 with a V-8 and the Mercedes-Maybach S400 4MATIC with a 3.0-liter V-6 and all-wheel drive.

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