2015 S-Class Maybach X222 Caught on Video in Spain

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach X222 1 photo
Photo: SuperCarsAllDay/YouTube
It's probably not easy being one of the most speculated future Mercedes-Benz models in recent years, but the following pre-production prototype of the S-Class of S-Classes seems to be doing pretty well.
First thought to oddly sport the Pullman moniker, which in the past was only reserved for stupidly-long Mercedes-Benz models, this camouflaged S-Class with an even longer wheelbase has been recently reported to resurrect the Maybach name.

In other words, this extra-long Sonder Klasse might revive Maybach as a model nameplate instead of a brand, which it would make sense in more than one way if you think about it.

The older Mercedes-Benz aficionados might even remember the fact that the original Maybach concept car from 1997 was also wearing the three-pointed star and was officially named the Mercedes-Benz Maybach Concept.

Set to feature a wheelbase around 30 cm (12 inches) longer than the current S-Class Lang (V222), this future model will try to fill some of the gap left by the Maybach 57 and 62, but packed in a slightly smaller package.

The car in the video below, filmed by YouTube user SupercarsAllDay somewhere in Spain, appears to be the 600 model, which will sport the same six-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 in the recently-revealed S 600 (V222). This translates into 530 hp and 830 Nm (612 lb ft) of torque in the “regular” S-Class, but we may see an increase in power in the Maybach model.

Expect the model to be unveiled at one of the upcoming Chinese Auto Shows, as the Middle Kingdom people are known as being big fans of longer wheelbases, while China itself will be a huge market for the car.

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