That said, the Maybach treatment has two more tricks up its sleeve. The first comes in the form of an ultra-luxurious cabin. A lot of money can be spent on the standard E-Class to turn the interior into an office on wheels, but the Maybach will bring more exclusive goodies. These include added sound deadening for a serene rear seat experience, high-quality wood and metal trim, as well as soft Nappa leather with Maybach crests embossed on the headrests.
As for the second trick, the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach E-Class will get an array of gadgets tailored for the jet set. Look forward to a superior air filtration system, cup holders with Peltier technology for cooling or warming drinks, and a high-fidelity Burmester 3D surround sound system with tweeters that can twirl out from the rear door panels toward the passengers in a graceful spiral motion.
On the powertrain front, the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach E-Class is expected to come with the engine from the range-topping E 400 4Matic. More specifically, a 6-cylinder twin-turbo with either 333 horsepower (245 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) or 367 horsepower (270 kW) and 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of get-up-and-go to all four wheels. Either that or the 4.0-liter V8 in the upcoming E 500 model. Sorry, folks, but a 4-cylinder or a turbo diesel are not on this Maybach's agenda.