If you love the Mercedes-Benz but find it isn’t big enough or exclusive enough for your tastes, take a look at the 2020 Mercedes-Maybach. These large ultra-luxury sedans ride on longer wheelbases than the regular benz produxts, and they come with the finest appointments money can buy. The Maybach is made for limousine living. Their palatial rear seats are available with all the comforts needed to make chauffeured journeys an unmitigated delight. Although they cost thousands more than their Mercedes sibling, they’re less expensive—and less ostentatious—than land barges such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Buyers who want ultra-luxury transportation that leans toward understatement may find this to be a perfect match.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2020 S560 is motivated by a turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that produces 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels. With the S650, a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 does the honors, and it provides 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. This powerplant comes with rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic gearbox. An S560 that we tested at the track made it from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, which is an impressive performance for a car with such sizable dimensions. With both sedans, you get handling that’s poised and gracious. The steering is light at low speeds and gets weightier as the car’s pace increases. The suspension is magnificently calibrated, keeping road harshness at bay while avoiding excessive body roll through turns.