|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600
|Sedan||6.0L Twin-Turbo V12||RWD||7A||4.7 sec||13.1 sec @ 112 mph||13/20/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||6.0L Twin-Turbo V12||RWD||7A||4.8 sec||13.2 sec @ 110.9 mph||13/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Mercedes-Maybach S600
If there is a car that can overwhelm you senses, it is the Mercedes-Maybach S600. This car is not only made for people with their names on parking spaces. It is made for the moguls whose names are emblazoned in buildings and large edifices.
These types of people are very difficult to please. Their senses are so developed that ordinary things don’t hold any interest to them. That is why only cars in the league of the Mercedes-Benz S600 can get their attention.
But it doesn’t mean that you can’t take a look at this car. If you have a deep pocket, you can easily enjoy the luxurious amenities and sumptuous power that Maybach S600 is ready to unleash.
The more important specifications of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 are the following:
- Engine: twin-turbocharged and intercooled SOHC 36-valve V-12, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
- Net Power: 523 hp @ 4900 rpm
- Net Torque: 612 lb.-ft. @ 1900 rpm
- Fuel Requirement: Premium unleaded
- Drivetrain: rear-wheel drive
- Transmission: 7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Steering: Rack-Pinion
- Suspension: Front – Multi-Link, Rear – Multi-Link
- Brakes: ABS System, Disc – Front, Disc – Rear
- Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds
- Fuel economy: EPA city/highway driving: 12/20 mpg
- MSRP: $190,275
The Maybach S600’s 612 lb.-ft. of torque is accessible at no more than 1,900 rpm. With this kind of torque, you will find yourself always be at the front after the red light goes out. Its suspension is open all the way enabling you to the push the car hard should you be late in one of your important appointments.
You will experience the effortless way the Maybach S600 handles itself on the road because of the increased displacement and a commensurate boost in output, thanks to the biturbo V-12 which combines exuberance and effortlessness like no other engine could.
This car has thoroughbred specifications such as forged pistons, a die-cast alloy block, and sodium-filled exhaust valves team with a new twin-spark ignition and advanced engine controls.
The natural result is greater than what its 523 hp. 612 lb.-ft. of torque can accomplish. To prove this point, the Maybach S600 can sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in only 4.7 seconds. It’s the feeling of unconquerable strength that it delivers with unflappable poise. You will get that feeling of unbridled strength delivered with style and elegance.
And to top them all, this car achieves a decent 12 miles per gallon in the city, and 20 mpg on the highway – although you won’t be interested with these figures if you can afford this car.
Driving the Mercedes-Maybach S600
Mercedes’ S-class is admittedly one of the best cars that you can buy in this planet. Moving up to the Maybach S600 even multiplies all of its remarkable characteristics.
For instance, its V-12 engine seems to have an overkill design in the S-class. It feels easygoing in the 523-horsepower Maybach. And the effortless shifts of its seven-speed automatic transmission are definitely firm and practically unnoticeable.
Additionally, the coordinated operation of one of its unique driving features, the Magic Body Control suspension and Road Surface Scan forward-looking-camera system enables the Maybach to provide the most even-tempered ride of any sedan.
Also very noticeable is the distant steering feel which is present in other S-class sedans. It is very much appropriate in the stretched Maybach.
Because of its success in the Maybach S600, Mercedes intends to apply the same treatment to other products, including the large MB GL SUV. Discriminating buyers in the United States will welcome this super-deluxe SUV rather than this huge sedan.
Safety and Reliability
A luxury sedan, such as the Maybach S600 will not be complete if it is not fully complemented by the most advanced safety features. And this is just what Mercedes has provided this car.
The standard safety package of the Maybach S600 will more than build your confidence in its safety capabilities while on the road. In fact, some of the standard issues in the Maybach S600 are optional items in its nearest rivals.
They include features such as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, ATTENTION ASSIST, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist, Active full-LED headlamps, Mercedes-Benz mbrace, Crosswind Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Night View Assist PLUS, Surround View System, Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature and many more.
Aside from its hefty price, there are not many things that you can think of in this car that can present a problem in the future. Perhaps there is just one thing – the refrigerator inside the cabin.
This ref really does keep the drinks cold, but it somehow extends too deep into the trunk, that it consumes about 20 per cent of the usable storage space. If there’s not enough room in your trunk, you might be forced to bring them inside the cabin.
To learn more about Mercedes-Maybach S600, visit the official Mercedes-Benz website.
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