Maybach Name Returns on Mercedes-Benz S-Class From November

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With a recent spy video showing that even the S 65 AMG will get a Maybach version with extra long-wheelbase (X222), among the most important mysteries regarding the upcoming model is its launch date.
Fret not though, as a person close to Daimler AG has let it slip that the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach will have not one but a double unveil this November, with both the Auto Guangzhou 2014 and the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show being venues for its launch.

With a wheelbase stretched by around 30 cm (12 inches) compared with the “regular” S-Class (W222), the new S-Class Maybach (X222) will offer more space for the two passengers in the rear, therefore managing to improve the quality of life for ex-Maybach 62 owners and fans around the world.

Taking into account all the spy photos and video with pre-production prototypes spotted until now, it seems that the new S-Class XL will have at least three powerplants in the shape of the S 500 Plug-in Hybrid, S 600 and even an S 65 AMG – all of them also sporting the Maybach model designation.

The cheapest version is set to have a starting price that should come close to the pricing of a Rolls-Royce Ghost or a Bentley Flying Spur, despite the fact that it will offer an interior space and comfort features normally found in the segment currently dominated by the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Bentley Mulsanne.

Despite the S-Class Maybach to be also revealed in the United States, it is expected that the biggest markets for the car will be China, Russia and the richer parts of the Middle East. Expect more information about the model in the upcoming months, as it gets nearer its launch date.
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