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The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Arrives Early

By Victor Baker


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2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 1

Mercedes has been a luxury king for a while now. I was born in the 1980s and I still remember their outrageous luxury sedans back then and the crazy tech used to build them. I still love those classic cars, but a quick glimpse of this car shows us that the best is yet to come: here is the new 2021 Mercedes Maybach S-Class.

As if the ‘ordinary’ S-Class wasn’t cool enough, it’s somewhat intuitive to conclude that the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class was primarily designed for chauffeured driving, although it may be a good idea to drive it around town a bit just for fun. The two tone exterior paint job is absolutely incredible, and if you ever get one of these cars it might be a good idea to protect its exterior with luxury reveal covers.

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 2

Bragging about an 18 cm or 7 inches longer wheelbase and promising a more spacious environment for the rear passengers compared to its ‘standard’ iteration, the Maybach features an “active noise compensation” system that aims to cancel any road noise and deliver a serene mobile environment.

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 3

Customers will be allowed to choose between the Mercedes-Maybach S580 4Matic, which comes bearing the gift of a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine developing 496 HP and working alongside a 48-volt mild-hybrid system (21 HP), or the more powerful V12-engined S650 – this means a twin-turbo 6.0-liter unit with 621 HP and all-wheel-drive.

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 4

Selected markets might also benefit from a plug-in hybrid version, with a 3.0-liter straight-six petrol engine that’s paired to an electric motor, offering a total of 503 more eco-friendly ponies.

However, every new Maybach S-Class will have something in common with the other: Twin Executive seats, featuring a massage function for your calves, and the Chauffeur package come as standard. Rear passengers may now adjust the seat surface, backrest, and leg rest for supreme comfort and pleasure.

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 7

The addition of seat belt extenders is interesting, and they come up as soon as the innovative MBUX Interior Assist recognizes your intention to reach the seat belt.

Speaking of which, the MBUX Interior Assist technology also enables gesture control for the rear passengers, which allows them to open and close the roller sunblind and switch on the reading lights.

How about the automatic switching on of a multispot light to help them see better? Did we mention that the rear doors can be electrically operated at the push of a button?

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 8

Outside, the optional two-tone paint finish, as you can see in the gallery below, will have the dividing line applied by hand. The luxurious sedan also rides on a specially developed air suspension, which is not unexpected considering the brand’s reputation for delivering smooth rides and enjoyable experiences.

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 11

Add in the 9-speed automatic, active rear steering, and a Level 3 driver assistance system and you’re in for a treat – the latter allows the driver to take his hands off the steering wheel once it becomes legal, sometime in the second half of 2021. If you’re wondering how much it costs, you probably can’t afford it.

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class 12

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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