L.A. Auto Show LIVE: Mercedes-Maybach S-Class image

The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been officially presented to the public at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show.

Mercedes-Benz’s newest creation is also one of the most awaited models of the last few years, the so-called Mercedes-Maybach, which is actually reviving the Maybach name after it has been killed with the addition of the new generation of the S-Class. The model in question is a new top of the line version of the S-Class which has grown by 200 mm in size, to a total of 5,453 mm, which have been added to the wheelbase, now measuring 3,365 mm.

The whole space has been added to the rear and this is translated to better legroom and increased comfort thanks to the executive rear seats, with backrests which can be adjusted separately while the seat reference and the footwell point remain unchanged. The cushion can be adjusted individually too. Mercedes is saying that the Maybach S-Class is the “quietest car in the world” thanks to the special noise insulation but before being proved, it will have to become better than the competition such as the Rolls-Royce Ghost or the Bentley Flying Spur (let’s not even talk about the Phantom).

At first, the brand new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be offered with a 6.0 liter V12 twin turbo petrol burner under its hood, in the S600 variant. This will come with 530 HP (390 kW) and 830 Nm (612 lb-ft) of torque. The S600 will be added later on, with its 4.7 liter V8 biturbo engine, rated at 455 HP (335 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Last but not least, the company will also bring the S400 4MATIC, with the 3.0 liter V6 unit producing 333 HP (245 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque, sent to the AWD system. The S-Class Maybach will go on sale in February, next year.