Although, Mercedes Benz is synonymous with luxury and performance, guests who witnessed the official unveiling of the all-new 2016 Mercedes Maybach S500 last weekend in Abuja by Barbedos Cars Limited (BCL);one of Weststar’s Authorised dealers for Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, were in agreement that the package presented in the new saloon car is yet another mission accomplished for the German automaker.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class combines stylish, effortless superiority with trend-setting exclusivity and features distinctive characteristics that set the Maybach apart from its standard production model, which include more space, special seats, lavish designs and prestigious interior.
Guests at the venue of Barbedos showroom in the high brow Maitama area of Abuja, described as luxury personified, as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class Maybach boasts distinguished features which not only differentiates it from just any model out there but also makes it fulfill the needs of any discerning car lover.
Unveiling the newest addition to the Luxury family, Mrs. Elisabeth Itegbe – General Manager, Weststar Associates Limited, mentioned that the much anticipated Mercedes-Maybach has finally made its first appearance in the Barbedos Showroom in Abuja.
‘Safety is at the forefront in the manufacture of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and the Maybach S-Class is no exception. The model has a number of innovative assistance systems that make driving more comfortable and safer. The PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, Adaptive High beam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus are part of the Intelligent Drive systems.
In her words; “The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is truly in a class of its own; rugged yet with class and luxury.
According to the event host himself – Alhaji Kashim Shettima in a brief interview, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-class is the First in its segment.
“There is no doubt that passengers of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are enveloped in lounge style modern luxury.
“The Mercedes-Benz brand stands for the aspiration to deliver ‘The best’ in terms of products, technology and services. In the S-Class segment in particular, customers have very high expectations with regard to exclusivity and individuality and Mercedes-Maybach enables us further to fulfill these desires in the exclusive top segment of the market”.
Presenting the car to dignitaries, the managing director of Barbedos Cars Limited, Mr Shiju Sasi noted that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class Maybach was a mission accomplished for the Mercedes-Benz family, adding that the one sold in Nigeria was specifically designed to suit not only the country’s climate but its peculiar roads.
According to Sasi, it comes with higher suspension and Euro 3 petrol quality keeping in mind the type of petrol obtainable in Nigeria.
“In terms of luxury it has much larger leg space, the biggest advantage of the car is that it is wider and it comes with executive chairs massage, panoramic view and it is really a comfortable car to ride on. We are authorized Mercedes Benz dealer in Lagos and Abuja, we have workshops in Abuja Kaduna and Lagos and we have expatriate engineers that understand all the technologies of the brand. I think the car is a mission-accomplished for Mercedes Benz, it is a top of the range car you can get in the market now and it is absolute luxury.
“It is made in Germany but it is actually designed for the Nigerian roads, the shock absolvers are a bit higher, with higher suspension and the petrol quality is Euro 3 keeping in mind the Nigerian environment.”
He noted that elements of AMG and S Class were infused into the new Maybach to give the combination of the desired luxury as well as unique performance quality.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class extends the range of S-Class Saloon models with the addition of a vehicle in the luxury segment: the generous interior and extended wheelbase, which fully benefits the rear compartment, create maximum spaciousness and the use of fine materials and quality appointments makes the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class an impressive chauffeur vehicle for demanding customers throughout the world.
Maybach Motorenbau was a German manufacturing car company founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach and his son. It was, however, acquired by Daimler Benz in 1960, and now the Maybach is a luxury car brand of Mercedes-Benz. Expanding the current range of S-Class Saloons and setting a new benchmark for exclusivity that meets even the most discerning of requirements in terms of its appointments, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class was born.
The exclusive interior design features truly offer the essence of modern luxury. The interior details fulfill its supremely refined elegance and power. Its refined materials, stylish controls and clear architecture give it a sense of elegance. The exclusive trim package increases the sense of perceived value especially in the rear of the vehicle. The seats are surrounded with handcrafted fine wood trim. The door panels are made of leather at shoulder height, chrome plated grilles, fiber optic cable for ambient lighting on the armrest side. These features combined offer an affluent atmosphere inside the vehicle. The interior section is also very spacious. The wheel bars have been extended 200 meters apart to provide more comfort and space.
The outstanding exterior features include the Maybach sign mounted on the lid of the boot. Double trim in the air intake and the bottom end piece of the bumpers, subtle vertical chrome trim, and chrome double louvers in the bottom section of the bumper which gives it a perfect finishing touch, and emphasize elegance and high quality. The vehicle is 5,453 mm long, 207 mm longer than the S-Class and its wheel base is 3,365mm.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class Maybach comes with 2 types of engine: the V8 and V 12 with 4 MATIC:
The V12 can produce a torque of 830 NM in 1900 revolutions per minute given a displacement of 5980cc. It has a power output of 530 KW. Its fuel consumption is as low as 8.9 litres in 100 km or 60 miles covered. It has a top speed of 250km/h (155 mph) though it is electronically limited.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class Maybach has the ability to produce a sprint of 100km/h or 0-60 mph in 5 seconds only. The engine uses premium petrol and the carbon dioxide emissions are just 207 grams per kilometer. Its specifications include a dedicated ignition coil with a multispark ignition system, a low temperature coolant circuit built with a reservoir, an aluminum crankcase a forged crankshaft and many other features.
The V8 generates a power output of 335KW with a displacement of 4663cc. It can produce a torque of 700NM. The fuel consumption is also 8.9 litres for every 100 kilometers of travel.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is available with exceptional aftersales service from Barbedos Cars Limited.
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