T. Gargour & Fils have announced the launching of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class in Lebanon. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class melds the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the exclusivity of Maybach, from impressive spaciousness and elegant design to premium craftsmanship and extrovert luxury. At 5,453 mm long and with a wheelbase of 3,365 mm, the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz model range is 20 cm larger in both dimensions than the S-Class Saloon with long wheelbase. Rear passengers benefit from this increased size as well as from standard equipment that includes executive seats on both left and right, innovative voice amplification, and the extended rear trim elements with ambient lighting. In the rear, the Mercedes Maybach S-Class is also the world's quietest production saloon vehicle.
Mercedes-Maybach: A new sub-brand offering peerless exclusivity
Mercedes-Maybach vehicles epitomize peerless exclusivity. Some of the features that distinguish these vehicles from production models include extra spaciousness with lavishly designed, prestigious interiors offering extensive scope for individualization. As a result, the vehicles fulfill the requirements of even the most discerning customers worldwide. Mercedes-Maybach is not an equipment line – it is a sub-brand that in the future will provide Mercedes-Benz vehicles in an even more exclusive form. Alongside Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach is thus the second sub-brand in the Mercedes-Benz brand world. Providing both prestige and exclusivity, it is aimed at customers for whom status is important.
To enhance the exclusivity, all Mercedes-Maybach S-Class vehicles will be S 500 fitted with its top of the range V8 biturbo engine and output of 335kW (455 hp). It completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds. With a displacement of 4,663 cc, the maximum torque of 700 Nm is available from 1,800 rpm. As standard, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is fitted with a panoramic sliding sunroof. This roof system and its large glass areas make an especially bright and friendly ambience in the interior. For the first time, the sliding sunroof is available with optional MAGIC SKY CONTROL technology from Mercedes-Benz: the glass can be switched to light or dark at the touch of a button.
In this context, Mr. Cesar Aoun, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz and smart at T. Gargour & Fils, said, “The history of prestige vehicles made by Daimler extends back to the earliest days of the motor car. We have now commenced a new chapter with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. As an addition to the portfolio of S-Class saloons, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class sets new standards in the luxury segment. The vehicle satisfies the very highest requirements in terms of exclusivity appointments and comfort.” He added, “Perfection down to the last detail and a new dimension in seating and resting comfort for the rear passengers are the hallmarks of the new Mercedes-Maybach. Our exceptionally successful new S-Class already defines the pinnacle of automotive engineering in a host of technical disciplines such as safety, efficiency, climate control, and noise characteristics. The Mercedes-Maybach now sets the benchmark in the luxury segment even higher.”
A Sense of Spaciousness: Setting new benchmarks for sleeping and resting comfort in the rear
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is not necessarily chauffeur-driven; owners can also enjoy the comfortable driving of this special vehicle. On the other hand, the benefits of extending the wheelbase by 200 mm are felt entirely in the back of the vehicle where the specification has been refined even more. Due to the roofline, it was also possible to further raise the head clearance.
A recommendation that the owner of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will typically be found in the second row are the standard-fit executive seats on the left and right. These rear seats offer a unique level of comfort thanks to a special adjustment kinematics system. In contrast to the norm, the backrest is adjusted separately while the footwell and seat reference point remain unchanged.
The First-Class rear suite (center console in the rear - optional) is a visual continuation of the front console on the center tunnel. It is equipped with innovative thermo cup holders, which use Peltier technology to cool or warm drinks over a longer period of time. Like an aircraft seat, the center console is available with two adjustable tables which can be easily folded in or out using one hand. The table surfaces have leather inserts to provide a comfortable writing surface.
Interior Design: The essence of modern luxury
In the interior of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, passengers are enveloped in lounge-style, modern luxury. With its clear architecture, refined materials and stylish controls, the vehicle embodies a sensuous elegance.
For an exclusive look, the front center armrests with nappa leather or exclusive nappa leather upholstery feature embossed Maybach crests (and also the armrests in the rear in conjunction with the First-Class rear suite). Another special feature in the dashboard is the analogue clock with an IWC design.
The high-quality standards of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are evident from the doors, which even have hand-stitched door trim as part of the standard equipment. It also has voice amplification which makes it much easier for occupants in the front to communicate with the rear passengers as well as HD Voice for telephone calls which provides better, more natural voice quality.
Exterior Design: Elegant and exclusive
In its exterior design, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class combines stylish, effortless superiority with trend-setting exclusivity. The vehicle makes modern luxury come alive in an exceptional way. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is 207 mm longer than the S-Class with long wheelbase. All this additional space is used to boost comfort for rear passengers.
Subtle yet noticeable changes in both the front and rear area differentiate the longest S-Class from its smaller siblings. Three double louvers in chrome within the radiator trim have a formative influence on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class's elegant look. Additional vertical chrome trim discreetly but deeply underlines the special appeal of this extraordinary vehicle. This theme is taken up once again in the design at the tail end.
Safety: Intelligent assistance systems and innovations for the rearLike the S-Class, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is available with numerous new assistance systems that make driving even more comfortable and safer. In the seat belt buckle extender, an electric motor automatically raises and lowers the buckle. This makes for easier seat belt attachment and reduces any belt slack in the area of the pelvis and chest. In addition to this, the beltbag is an inflatable seat-belt strap that reduces the load on the ribcage in a front impact and is thus able to reduce the risk of injury to passengers in the rear.