Mercedes-Maybach to spawn E-Class version image

Mercedes-Benz is planning to expand the brand new Maybach lineup, which is currently made by the Maybach S-Class, with the addition of an E-Class version.

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has some even bigger plans for its future and after the revival of the Maybach brand, with the addition of the Maybach S-Class, the luxury company will be adding yet another vehicle to the famous Maybach brand, which will be basically based on the E-Class.

“You will see more from the Maybach brand”, is what Steve Cannon, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, told Automotive News Europe, when asked if the new model will be a Maybach S-Class sedan.

The current Mercedes-Benz Maybach is an S-Class, which has the tough job of taking on expensive vehicles such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom or the Bentley Flying Spur. The luxury cruiser is based on the new generation of the S-Class and it has been officially presented to the public back in late 2014. The model is 5,453 mm long, with a wheelbase standing in at 3,365 mm.

The S600 version is the first one available, with its 6.0 liter V12 twin turbo engine, rated at 530 HP (390 kW) and 830 Nm (612 lb-ft) of torque. The S500 has been added too, with its 4.7 liter V8, producing 455 HP (335 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, along with the S400 4MATIC, powered by the 333 HP (245 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque 3.0 liter V6 engine.