Making both announcements, the outgoing managing director and chief executive also said that with this, Mercedes now assembles eight models at the Pune facility that has an annual capacity to make 20,000 units at its two assembly lines. The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 will be sold as a CBU in India. The Mercedes-Maybach S500 marks the return of the Maybach brand into India after Mercedes-Benz who owns the brand pulled it globally a few years ago. Ltd introduced models from the super luxury Maybach stable for the Indian market in Pune on Friday. The company rolled out two variants, the Maybach S500 and S600.
Mercedes has employed a new kinematics system for the executive seats at the rear, which allow the backrest to be adjusted individually of the footrest. “Mercedes-Maybach is one of the most technologically advanced products and its local production reflects the highest level of refinement and implementation of advanced technology and flexible processes in our manufacturing process”.
Speaking at the lauch, Eberhard Kern said, “With the launch of the Mercedes-Maybach, we now expand the current range of the S-Class with the addition of a vehicle that sets a new benchmark for exclusivity and meets even the most discerning of requirements in terms of its appointments”.
The Maybach S 600 comes with air suspension and finally debuts the fabled Magic Body Control. The glass can be switched to light or dark at the touch of a button, thus creating a special interior ambience. The auto is 207 mm longer than the S-Class with long wheelbase, he said, adding that from the technical side, the Maybach S600 is “more Mercedes” and from the luxury side “more Maybach”.
Powering this premium saloon will be a 5980cc V12 bi-turbo engine that would generate an output of 530 PS and maximum torque of 830 Nm.
It completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds while the top speed is 250 km/h. The peak torque is 700 Nm.