Posted by Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos | 9 October 2015 | 7,420 times
Weststar Associates Limited, the Authorised General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, is introducing the Mercedes Maybach S-Class into the country. The Maybach is a new addition to the portfolio of S-Class Saloons – the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. This state-of-the art vehicle is a combination of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class’ perfections and the exclusivity of Maybach, thereby assuming the top-of-the-range position.
Traditionally, the premium brand stands as a proud example of high-end automotive luxury. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class combines stylish, effortless superiority with trend-setting exclusivity. The model has retained sweepy, domed-shaped rooflines from the S-Class but a number of exterior features have been adapted to take the Maybach to a new level of luxury. An extension between the C and B pillar makes the Maybach 207mm longer than the S-Class and increases the level of comfort. Inside of the newly transferred arch triangle is the double M engraving, which means from first glimpse you instantly know it’s a Maybach.
According to Weststar Associates in a statement made available to News Express, the Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class is 5453 mm long with a 3365 mm wheelbase, which makes it 20 cm larger in both dimensions than the S-Class Saloon with long wheelbase.
It said that rear passengers will benefit from this increased size as well as from standard equipment that includes executive seats on both left and right and other exclusive details such as innovative voice amplification. “In the rear, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is also the world’s quietest production saloon car,” it said.
The architecture captures clear elegance creating the very best from the very best. From an exclusive look, the front centre armrest is covered with Nappa leather upholstery which features 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 numbers and indicators are individually milled and applied, underlining the analogue clock’s exclusive design. Both the numbers and indicators are made of fine metal adding to the lavish interior. Following the standards of all Mercedes-Benz the Maybach door’s trim has been hand stitched as part of the standard equipment in Nappa leather but there is also the option to add more personalisation and choose from a range of exclusive leathers. Additional exclusive features include trim parts in wood/chrome and leather at shoulder height in the door panels, chrome-plated tweeter grilles and fibre-optic cables for the ambience lighting to the side on the armrest. Together they create a modernised atmosphere conveying a sense of capacious style.
The vehicle’s remarkable V8 biturbo engine has an output of 335Kw(455 hp), a maximum torque of 700 Nm available from 1800rpm,207g/km C02 emissions, and perfect acceleration with a speed of 250 km/h.
Like all Mercedes-Benz, safety is always key. Therefore, there are a number of new assistance systems to make the car more seamless The Intelligent Drive systems include PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, Stop&Go Pilot, Brake Assist BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus. A lot more innovative safety features are available that are unique to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
Looking at some of the systems in closer detail, the standard rear end seats come with unique cushion airbags that are located under the seat upholstery. The seat belt buckle extender has an electric motor, which raises and lowers the buckles making it easier to move around the pelvis and thorax. From the rear, the seat belt buckle emerges from the upholstery when the back doors are opened making the usage easier. Overall the seat belt device has made it simpler to assist children or those who require assistance fastening their seat belts.
Likewise, to reduce the impact of injury, the car comes with a belt bag – which is an inflatable seat belt with an extra-soft belt strap edge. This received top marks in practical trials for being extremely comfortable to wear.
“The history of prestige vehicles made by Mercedes-Benz extends back to the earliest days of the motor car. We have now commenced a new chapter with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class,” points out Ola Källenius, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “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.”
The Maybach S500 will be available from Weststar by the end of 2015.
•Photo shows the interior of the Mercedes Maybach S-Class.
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