Review: The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach

The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach is easily the height of luxury, sitting at the top of the Mercedes-Benz lineup in the S-Class. While it costs significantly more than the base S-Class models, the Mercedes-Maybach adds unparalleled luxury and performance. When it comes down to it, the Mercedes-Maybach can compete with luxurious autos from Bentley and Rolls-Royce while still costing less.

Updated for 2018

The updates to the Mercedes-Maybach for the 2018 model year include refreshed styling, high-beam headlights with more power, and wireless charging for both the rear and front seats. It also added the Mercedes Energizing Comfort System and the latest version of the COMAND infotainment system.

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Two Engine Choices

Those who want the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach can choose from either an S 560 or an S 650. They have nearly identical features and styling, but the S 650 adds even more power and performance. The S560 4Matic uses a 4-liter turbocharged V8 with 463 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The S 650 swaps that out for a 6-liter turbocharged V12 for 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet with a 7-speed transmission.

More Features Than You Can Imagine

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When it comes to the Mercedes-Maybach, you can expect it to include nearly every feature you could want. The exterior features LED lighting, automatic wipers, a hands-free trunk lid, and 20-inch wheels. It also has keyless ignition and entry, a heated windshield, a panoramic sunroof, soft-close doors, and an adaptive air suspension.

Inside, comfort comes from the premium leather upholstery, four-zone automatic climate control, and a leather- and wood-trimmed steering wheel that is heated. It also features ventilated and heated multi-contour seats with massage and memory, heated armrests, heated rear seats, and even a power footrest for the rear right seat.

Added elegance comes from the wood interior trim. Meanwhile, the heads-up display and 12.3-inch virtual gauge display through in the technology you want. The Mercedes Energizing Comfort System includes massage, fragrance, comfort, and audio. Other technology and entertainment in the Mercedes-Maybach include the 12.3-inch display, navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, COMAND infotainment, 13 speakers of Burmester sound, and wireless charging pads. Perhaps the only downside concerning the interior is that you only get 12.3 cubic feet in the trunk.

Incredibly Safe

The list of safety features includes standard technologies that you cannot even opt for on many other models. In addition to a surround-view camera system and automatic high beams, the Mercedes-Maybach comes with a night-vision camera system and automated parking system. It also features automatic speed limit adjustment, cross-traffic and forward collision warning featuring emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active blind-spot assist, emergency evasive steering, pre-collision hearing protection, crosswind assist, and more. There is even a system to monitor driver drowsiness featuring emergency stop assist.

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Customization Available

For those who want even more from their 2018 Mercedes-Maybach, you can customize the interior trim and steering wheel trim. You also can add a rear center console and dual rear entertainment systems. Magic Sky Control includes a dimmable tint for the sunroof. Other options include a refrigerated box sitting between rear seatbacks, folding rear-seat tables, cooled and heated cup holders, and even silver champagne flutes.

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