With a grille inspired by a pinstripe suit the new Mercedes Maybach S-Class looks like a Maybach again


The resurrection of Maybach under the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand has been a grand success for the German automaker ever since it was launched in 2014. Although Maybach as a standalone brand that made super-luxury limos from 2002 to 2012 never quite managed to meet its sales targets, the Maybach moniker under the stewardship of Mercedes’s parent company Daimler has surpassed all expectations. In 2017, one out of every 10 S-Class luxury sedans sold was with a Maybach badge, with China, Russia and the United States as the leading markets. With the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand established, Daimler has decided that the Maybach version of the S-Class needs to have more stand-out features than the standard model to give the car its own face.

Ahead of its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes has revealed the 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class which features quite a few noticeable styling updates. The updated model will be offered in a two-tone paint scheme, which is reminiscent to the original Maybach and also is a clear indication of its intent to compete with top-tier brands like Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The next big styling change comes in the form of new front grille exclusive to the Maybach S-Class which strongly resembles to the design showcased on the 2016 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept car. Additionally, new 20-inch wheel patterns are also available for the car, including one set that matches the wheels first seen on the 2017 Maybach S650 Cabriolet. The cabin has also received some tweaks which include more color options and for the first time, the car’s contrast stitching can be ordered in copper, gold or platinum colors. Mechanically, the updated Maybach remains unchanged. The 2019 Maybach S-Class debuts on March 6 at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show and will be available on sale starting this summer.