Mercedes-Maybach S 580 Review
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launched the Maybach barely days after the W206 C-Class made its local premiere tells us that MBM is going into 2022 with some real firepower.
Successor to the Maybach 57 and 62 from the early 2000s, this S 580 4Matic is the luxury brand’s quintessential model as we’ve known them after their revival under Daimler AG. Naturally, it’s based on the latest W223 S-Class, but polished up to be the most obscenely luxurious permutation of the S-Class ever made, the kind of vehicle that can only really be purchased by someone that values it above facts, figures, and price tags.
Mercedes-Maybach S 580 Specifications
With a starting price from RM1,928,815.76, you’ll get a car that’ll not only easily rival anything from the likes of Rolls-Royce and Bentley, but perhaps beat it in terms of the kind of insane details, features, materials, and craftsmanship that this level of automobile customer demands.
Under the bonnet, the S580 share the same 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 that we’ve come to be familiar with in many high-end Mercedes-Benz cars, albeit now with a standard 48V starter-generator, making it a mild-hybrid, technically. Under this system, the S580 gets 503PS and 700Nm of torque.
Since the Mercedes-Maybach is all about luxury and individuality, it is available in 30 different colours, including the RM122k two-tone paint job.
Exterior of the Mercedes-Maybach S 580
The exterior does still look like the W223 at a glance with that bespoke Maybach grille and wheels not quite enough to set it apart. The two-tone body colour, however, is a distinctly Maybach characteristic. Despite the visual resemblance, most of the car’s body is completely new and not interchangeable with the Benz variation.
Naturally, there’s a galaxy of available colours among other customisation options, but the paint on every Mercedes-Maybach is said to receive a dual-layer of clear coat before being painstakingly hand finished/perfected for a full week before being deemed worthy of the badge.
Interior of the Mercedes-Maybach S 580
Crucially, since this is a car fit for billionaires and heads of state, this is a true limousine meant for chauffeured driving. To this end, the Maybach S 580’s wheelbase has been extended by 180mm to ensure more than ample legroom. The door handles not only sit flush with the body when not in use but the rear doors can even open automatically at the press of a button.
Upfront, there’s the expected pair of very large and sharp MBUX infotainment displays as we’ve seen in the W223. While the software interface seems identical on the surface, there’s surely deeper functionality accessible only in Maybach models.
There’s a tonne to cover in terms of luxury features and upgrades over the S-Class here, but in summary, there’s extremely supple leather upholstery with lashings of intricately machined aluminium and wood inserts, each rear passenger receives fully adjustable reclining thrones with a dedicated MBUX screen just ahead. In between, any super luxe car isn’t complete without its own mini-fridge for that bottle of expensive champagne (or two).
The Burmester sound system in the Maybach S 580 is important in that it isn’t just there to sound good, but to make sure nothing else corrupts the auditory experience of its occupants regardless of whether music is playing or not.
Lots of calibration and acoustic witchcraft have gone into the car’s active noise cancellation, which isolates the cabin from any external sound, including the engine. No doubt this has also been developed alongside the Airmatic suspension to dampen the auditory disturbances of road surfaces and imperfections.
Mercedes-Maybach S 580 Safety Features
As for airbags, the top-of-the-range S-Class comes with 14 airbags which include the likes of rear frontal airbags and an integrated rear seat cushion airbag. The Mercedes- Maybach S 580 comes with the same amount of driver aids as the standard model which include:
- Autonomous Emergency Braking with cross-traffic and pedestrian detection
- Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go
- Lane Centring Assist
- Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
- Active Stop-and-Go Assist
- Active Steering Assist
- Active Brake Assist
- Evasive Steering Assist
- Active Lane Keeping Assist
- Active Blind Spot Assist
- Traffic Sign Assist
- PRE-SAFE® PLUS
- PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side
2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 Pros and Cons
Since this is a car fit for billionaires and heads of state, this is a true limousine meant for chauffeured driving which means there is no pleasure whatsoever in driving one yourself. On the other hand, if you always have a Jeeves, Alfred or a driver operating the limousine, the Maybach is probably one of the best 5-star hotels on wheels and one that you will never complain about.
2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 Price in Malaysia
The S580 Maybach has a starting price of RM1,928,815.76, and that's minus the two-tone paint job. The phrase “if you have to a$k, you probably can’t afford it” definitely applies here, but you don’t even have to (ask) as the upfront starting prices are here, to begin with. Of course, that’ll start to skyrocket when you get to the customisation and optional extras.
2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 Key Features
The Maybach's key features of course rest at the rear of the car where sheer luxury and comfort are the number one priority. You can choose from five different interior options including the RM116k Maybach Exclusive Nappa leather MANUFAKTUR crystal white/ silver grey pearl interior. The engine is not bad too, especially with the added 20 PS and 200 Nm over the regular V8 S Class - through the 48 Volt EQ Boost Mild Hybrid system.
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- Body Type: Sedan
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 3982 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 4
- Price: RM 1,928,816
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