Mercedes Benz Maybach review

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2016 Mercedes Benz Maybach review

This is simply a great luxury car. After just one look at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz MAYBACH S600 incites thoughts of luxury motoring through Germany’s Black Forest, targeting smaller, less heeled cars in your path and streamlining past them like they were sitting still. That’s the idea behind the Maybach brand and this particular model.

As you may recall, Maybach was a division of Daimler and aimed primarily at the wealthy who, unfortunately didn’t know much about automobiles. The Maybach line was more of a status symbol that nobody asked questions about and if they had, they would have found that underneath all of the glitz and luxury of an ultra-long body, was a simple S-Class chassis stressed to its breaking point. It was a car designed to be ridden in, not driven. The back seat was luxurious and opulent, while being a driver’s car seemed like an afterthought.

Dismal sales, mechanical failures and a company-wide financial crisis soon meant the end of Maybach in 2013. Just over a year later, Daimler decided to resurrect Maybach, this time as a subdivision and give it more luxury, more reliability and a lot more flair. The result, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600. A car meant for drivers as well as passengers.

2016 Mercedes-Benz MAYBACH S600 a new breed of luxury car

Equipped with a 6.0L twin-turbo V12 making 523 hp, 612 lb-ft of torque mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission, this new Maybach has the power you need to get you down the road in refined luxury.

Much longer than the S-Class on which it is based, the Maybach has been elongated by more than eight inches in both wheelbase and overall length. The body is adorned with bright work and badging to let the world know what it is. Just one look at the Mercedes Maybach pictures found online and you will see what I mean; this car looks good and that’s part of the reason why we wrote this Mercedes Benz Maybach review!

In our Mercedes Benz Maybach review we found that luxurious amenities abound with a wide range of features using the latest technology including adaptive headlamps, high beams, cruise control and braking as well as innovative night vision, a surround-view camera, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist. There is even an optional refrigerator and a pair of tray tables in case you need a snack on your way to the office. This is all in addition to the heated and cooled seats, armrests and door panels and the incredible amounts of leather used in creating a comfortable cocoon like interior.

Is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz MAYBACH S600 perfect? At first glance, it seems very close, but when you take a deeper look at it, you will see that all of this luxury does have its drawbacks.

The drawbacks of owning a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600

Firstly, the car is nearly 18 feet long and it weighs around 5,300 pounds. This is not fun to get in and out of traffic with and let’s not even consider parallel parking as it won’t happen easily. But when you factor in the fact that the owner will more than likely spend his or her time with the car riding in the backseat and letting a chauffeur drive, who care about all of that?

Fredy Wiles
by: Carpower360