Mercedes-Benz will unveil its Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month. The extra-long-wheelbase sedan will sit between the S class and Pullman limousine in Mercedes' lineup.
It will mark the return of the Maybach name, this time as a subbrand rather than a standalone superluxury brand. The S-class derivative will feature a thoroughly reworked rear passenger compartment and C-pillar section, along with new rear doors.
The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is expected to be approximately 8 inches longer than the regular S class.
It will be one of four sedan variants of the current W222 S class, along with long- and short-wheelbase versions of the base sedan and the Pullman.
The Maybach, which is to go on sale in the U.S. in summer 2015, will be aimed at the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II.
It is expected to be powered by the twin-turbocharged V-12 producing 523 hp and 612 pounds-feet of torque found in the current Mercedes-Benz S600.
It is also expected to be offered with a version of the twin-turbocharged V-12 in the S65 AMG, which produces 621 hp and 738 pounds-feet of torque.