November 26, 2020

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Mercedes-Maybach’s new S580 4Matic luxury liner has it all, and more

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Maybach is a state of mind, declared motoring journalist John Huffman.

It’s a belief that a regular Mercedes-Benz S-class just doesn’t adequately tell the world you’re successful, with the conviction that your time is so valuable you can’t afford the distraction of driving yourself.

“It emerges from a root-level faith that what you do to guide the universe is more important than what others do just to keep it well oiled. You matter.”

This, formally, is the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S580 4Matic sedan. And formal is the only way it will come.

The fully loaded four-door is so lavishly imagined that even Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners might get jealous, noted one reviewer.

Extended, electric rear doors

The full Maybach experience actually starts before you even step inside.

Taking a cue from the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, the extended rear doors can be operated electrically (using the car’s blind spot monitors to prevent door dings).

The driver can also operate the doors from the front seat… doormen, start brushing up your resumes now, because the machines have arrived.

The S580 is based on the brand-new S-Class that launched this past September.

Like the other cars in the line, it’s both stately and graceful with smooth, flowing lines running from front to back.

But where it separates itself from the other members of the line is in the details: This model has a massive Maybach grille, more chrome detailing, including a spear down the center of the hood, and signature Maybach 20-inch wheels.

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S580 4Matic

A two-tone paint scheme with a dividing line will also be available, for those who fancy the classical flourish.

That interior

The car’s interior is even more elegant.

The S580’s wheelbase is seven inches longer than the standard S-Class, meaning the cabin is even more spacious.

Mercedes-Maybach hasn’t wasted the extra room either, equipping the specially designed rear with reclining massage seats and extending footrests, both of which are part of the Executive Rear Seat Plus package.

The extended center console also features folding tables, USB and HDMI outlets, temperature-controlled cup holders and two custom-made Champagne flute holders that lock each glass in place.

You can even add a refrigerator to the back.

Other cabin features include a leather headliner, Mercedes’s second-generation MBUX infotainment system, which will be accessible from both the front and back seats.

Each seat gets its own large screen, ambient lighting and a Burmester 4-D sound system.

Power personified

The S580 also packs some serious punch under the hood.

The sedan will launch with only one engine option, but it’s an impressive one: a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with EQ-Boost mild-hybrid technology.

The engine, which is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, can churn out 496 hp and 516 ft lbs of torque, but the hybrid tech will boost those figures by 21 and 184 respectively. That’s an awful lot of grunt, even for a full-sized sedan.

And, as the 4Matic at the end of its name makes clear, the Mercedes all-wheel-drive system comes standard.

The poshest member of the newest generation of S-class adds captain-of-industry levels of luxury to an already indulgent lineup.

No local pricings are available as yet, but if you stateside, the Mercedes-Maybach S580 4Matic sedan is expected to arrive Stateside by next year with pricing expected to run north of $200,000, especially since the “standard” S-Class will start around $175,000.