2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review This delicious limousine is not just a stretched S-class with a Maybach badge-- it's even more lush compared to that.

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review This delicious limousine is not just a stretched S-class with a Maybach badge-- it's even more lush compared to that. The S550's 449-hp 4.7-liter twin-turbo V-8 as well as the S600's 523-hp, 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 supply effortless inspiration while travelers appreciate hot-stone-style massaging leather recliner chairs. With a serene cabin and a Burmester stereo, it's a moving concert hall, as well. And fail to remember that new-car scent: the air-filtration system infuses the cabin with the Maybach's very own trademark fragrance.

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review


2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Specs

The automobile preferences of Car as well as Chauffeur editors are different, yet if there's one typical thread to our lotto lists, it's the Mercedes-Benz S-class. Many of us would certainly have an S-class of some type as our daily driver if ever we struck it rich. Sure, a Bentley or a Rolls-Royce might have much more prestige, however the huge Benz hits the pleasant spot in regards to ride, power, capability, high-end, and also comfort, despite body style or powertrain.

However, for some purchasers, an S-class does not have the proper charisma. If the globe's best-riding sedan isn't really adequate for you, plainly you live life on a various aircraft-- your 2 cents are valued in entire bucks, you're commonly offered for acquisition as an action number, as well as your name has actually been verbed. For those that live in this unreasonable globe, there is the Maybach S550.

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Interior

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review That large costs over an equivalent S550 4MATIC nets a lot even more room for rear-seat passengers. There are an additional 7.9 inches in the wheelbase, all them set aside to the back, where our 99th-percentile test dummy might conveniently cross his legs in what 2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review cases is the quietest vehicle interior on the marketplace. (Our standard examination actions sound degrees in the pole position, where our meter taped 70 decibels under full steam as well as 63 at a 70-mph cruise, both amongst the most affordable worths we have actually seen.) Like a Rolls-Royce, the Maybach places the back seats to ensure that the C-pillar obstructs spying eyes from seeing who's sitting there, especially when those guests lean back right into the cushions fitted to the rear-seat headrests, which are so soft that we couldn't assist yet shut our eyes when existing back into them. Both outboard back seats obtain the recliner therapy, with deployable leg relaxes, heating and air conditioning, as well as massage functionality. An air bag is embedded in each of the rear seat belts-- it's a safety and security attribute yet an additional benefit is that it provides the perception of a softer, much more glamorous belt. All informed, the back of the Maybach is more comfy as well as roomy compared to most excellent airplane lodgings, with the included benefit of not needing to scent any person's feet, considering that the S550's integrated air freshener perfumes the cabin with a Maybach-exclusive Agarwood fragrance.

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review


2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Exterior

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review For all its frippery, the Maybach is relatively restrained for an aristocrat cocoon-- when it comes to this example, perhaps as well restrained. The small black-and-tan interior is appealing, however it doesn't display the design and workmanship in addition to several of the much more daring palettes. As well as, as high as we're entertained by the existence of toss cushions in the Maybach S-class, who in fact likes throw pillows? They exist to be in the method. Where do they go when you're sitting in the seat? On the various other seat? If you have two individuals in the back, the cushions either obtain packed at your feet or they use up area in the trunk, which is currently smaller compared to that of a regular S-class as a result of the intrusion of the seat-adjustment equipment. We favor to consider them as souvenir eat playthings for the weaponized German guard that guards your garage.

The Maybach isn't simply an interior bundle. Along with the extended wheelbase, it has a transformed roofline that increases clearance in the back. Emphasized by chrome trim around the windows as well as on the B-pillars, the new lid offers this S-class a suitably stately account.

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review


2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Engine

The quarter-mile takes just 13.5 secs at 109 miles per hour, while the guv steps in at 131 miles per hour. Admirably, the 4.7-liter balances speed with efficiency. We saw approximately 18 mpg, with a few containers on the highway approaching 21 mpg regardless of our interminable video game of "How Rapid Can We Precede the Passengers Notification?" When they did, the brakes restored order immediately. The Maybach's 157-foot stop from 70 mph is only 4 feet longer compared to was needed by the last Audi R8 we tested.

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review

Those numbers are a lot a lot more satisfying from the chauffeur's seat compared to from any one of the travelers' seats. As well as in the lottery game fantasy, the majority of us are getting an S-class intending to own it ourselves. However also if we mean to be driven instead, there's still an S-class on that checklist.

2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Price

The Maybach version of the S550 4MATIC sets you back some $67,000 greater than the regular ol' 2019 Mercedes Maybach S550 4MATIC Review variation, but that's still a whole lot less costly compared to other chauffeur-class cars, and also the Maybach includes every one of the current security and also infotainment innovation from the S-class. A pair of displays in the front seatbacks and typical headphones permit rear-seat owners to withdraw, Inception-style, also deeper right into their very own world within a globe. Then there are the product upgrades, which include the leather headliner as well as the 1540-watt 24-speaker Burmester High-End 3D Surround Noise stereo with tweeters that spiral out of the doors on start-up and a huge cheese-grater speaker mounted between the Maybach's two scenic sunroofs-- featuring, on our automobile, the $4950 Magic Sky Control variable opacity.
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