Aimed to low-profile wealthy people, the 2016 S600 is the representation of German comfort and opulence. Want one from the competitors? Good. You will have to pay the double for a Rolls-Royce. Mercedes-Maybach is launching an upgraded version of the already-luxurious S-Class. They made it.
The 2016 S600 is all lavish and unique. Some of its features are breathtaking, jaw-dropping or whatever fancy word you want to use. The target user doesn’t have filthy rich, by the way. Being rich is enough.
Let’s know more of the details of the 2016 s600.
Engine and Specs
The 2016 S600 packs a massive and colossal twin-turbo 6.0 L V12, capable of producing 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of maximum torque. Powerful engines are the new standard for luxury sedans if you didn’t notice it.
This opulent vehicle will feature a 7-speed automatic transmission, providing rear-wheel traction. With this setup, the 2016 S600 is capable of going from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 5 seconds, just when the Sport driving mode is engaged.
As expected, the 2016 S600 has a highly improved suspension, which provides a driving experience without interruptions caused by irregular roads. Traveling in one of these will be as smooth as it can get.
For other specs and mechanics under the hood and at the axles, expect something really similar to the S-Class. In fact, the 2016 S600 is a highly upgraded version of the top-notch line of Mercedes-Benz.
Opulence and Luxury, Both Out and Inside
When we talk about a high-end luxury sedan, the most entertaining part should be the comfort provided by the interior and the opulent look from the outside. For the 2016 S600 bot aspects are equally interesting.
In terms of dimensions, it is a curious case: the 2016 S600 is inches shorter than the Maybach 62 model, while its inches larger than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The body is just a mix-up, balanced equation.
Due to its dimensions, the surround-view cameras, and the blind-spot detection system are two highly valuable and useful tools for this model, mainly due to its huge size. They really come handy.
As we can notice, the design is really similar to the S-Class, adding clear Maybach features in both front and rear fascia. The trails for the exclusive carmaker are found mixed up with the proper S-Class form. Beyond those trademark’s details, the 2016 S600 is a stunning sedan. It shows authority and power. It isn’t for everyone, I say again.
The standard 19-inch wheels come wrapped with top-notch Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. 20-inch polished wheels are also available as optional. We got to say that the optional wheels are too ugly to be true. The carmaker kind of admits their ugliness, but they also stated that those hideous wheels are the most appropriate set for a vehicle like this one.
The space inside the cockpit, mostly in the rear seats, have the perfect, most suitable dimensions for a high-end luxury sedan. The entertainment screens in the back, all the contrary, are shy. Also, the lavish champagne fridge can feel too large, subtracting an important amount of space.
Most elements of the decoration are Nappa elements and beautiful wood pieces. The upholstery is crafted under ultimate guidelines of style and quality. Seats features all the expected support and characteristics for out-of-this-world comfort.
The champagne glasses’ compartment holds, wait for it, a pair of glasses. Elegance and opulence at its best.
The Bottom Line
The 2016 S600 represents more than a worthy rival for top-class Bentley’s and Rolls-Royce’s models out there. It is the best option for those with a “tight” budget, looking for a really luxurious sedan.
The base price for the 2016 S600 is around US$189.350.