Mercedes-Maybach assembly starts in India; Prices begin at INR 1.67 Cr – IAB Report

Posted on: Sep 25, 2015 - 1:16pm IST

Maybach S600 sold out for this year prior to launch.

Mercedes-Benz India today launched the Mercedes-Maybach S500 and the Mercedes-Maybach S600, and also started local assembly of the former. The Maybach S500 costs INR 1.67 crores, and the Maybach S600, which is a CBU is priced at INR 2.6 crores, ex-Showroom, Pune.

Mercedes Maybach S600 India launched live image

The Maybach S600 is the penultimate flagship in Mercedes’s portfolio (an even more luxurious Pullman was showcased at this year’s IAA). Unveiled in November last year, the models bring back the ‘Maybach’ nameplate, but this time, integrated within the ‘S Class’ series.

The Maybach S500 and S600 are 206 mm longer than an S Class, with all of the extra-length going towards the wheelbase. A new grille, exclusive alloy wheels, extended rear doors, Maybach logo on the C-Pillars and the ‘Maybach’ name on the bootlid are visual cues in identifying a Maybach.

Mercedes-Maybach S500 India launch

Inside, the individual rear seats can be reclined even more to 43 degrees, and they continue to offer a configurable massage system, including a Hot-stone massage. Rear seat passengers also get seatbelt airbags in addition to deployable tables, a 1,540 Watt 24-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound system, a panoramic roof and a rear entertainment system.

The Maybach S600 is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 Bi-Turbo engine capable of 530 hp and 830 Nm of torque, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Mercedes claims the Maybach S600 is the quietest car in the world for rear seat passengers. The locally assembled Maybach S500 on the other hand sources power from a 4.7-liter V8 rated for 459 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Both variants hit a top-speed of 250 km/h, and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds.

Mercedes-Maybach S600 – Image Gallery

Mercedes-Maybach India – Press Release

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