Earlier this Merdeka month saw Mercedes-Benz Malaysia unveiling its new S-Class family – the full lineup of its standard setting flagship fleet of premium level automobile luxury for the Malaysian market. The new S-Class range consists of the Mercedes-Benz S 450 L AMG Line, Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet, Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé and the embodiment of Ultimate Luxury, the Mercedes-Maybach S 560. Gracing the gala occasion were two Mercedes Benz Malaysia ‘heavyweights’ President & CEO Dr Claus Weidner, and Mark Raine, Vice President Sales & Marketing.
The least pricey or the erstwhile ‘junior’ model of the new S-Class family launch, the 367hp & 500Nm S 450 L AMG Line embodies all the superlative qualities we have come to expect of Mercedes-Benz’ flagship car, its status as the world’s bestselling luxury limousine pretty much reaffirmed for eons to come. Its best in class technology, accessories and features include DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control, AIRMATICsuspension, the Widescreen Cockpit with COMAND Online infotainment, a Burmester Surround Sound system, and MULTIBEAM LED headlights among others.
The 9G-TRONIC AT gearbox equipped S 450 L AMG Line allows for mind-numbing acceleration figures that belies its premium luxury accommodations: 5.4 seconds naught to 100km/h. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is offered at launch in locally-assembled format as an S 450 L AMG Line variant, priced from RM699, 888.00.
Next we have the bespoke luxury connoisseurs’ choice – the open top S 560 Cabriolet. Offering the timeless appeal of topless motoring, the S 560 Cabrio is simply the classiest statement of luxury cruising style; with sublime exterior styling touches such as the Swarovski crystals nestled within the headlamps and floating OLED taillights elements, therein exemplifying the three-pointed star acclaimed sophistication. Powering the topless S 560 for the perfect wind-in-the-hair experience, is a new 4 liter biturbo V8 rated at 469 hp and 700Nm, while its full-support AIRMATIC air suspension ensures comfort and thrill remained ever more intact.
The next two S-Class model resides upon a stratospheric pedestal that us mere mortals aren’t quite a privy to. For one thing the performance savvy rear-wheel driven AMG S 63 Coupe gets its juice via the AMG-engineered 612 hp 900 Nm 4.0-litre biturbo V8 mated to the benchmark 9-speed AMG Speedshift MCT gearbox for a ballistic century sprint of just 4.2 seconds. Supercar handling comes courtesy of AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension with adaptive adjustable damping – offering the perfect setup for leisurely grand touring comfort to sharp sportiness. As per its classy style updates the AMG S 63 Coupe also sports the signature AMG Panamericana grille with a new Jet Wing design for the front apron and air intakes.
Topping the line-up is the ultimate form of luxury – the new Mercedes-Maybach S 560, opulence in its truest form and Icon of Luxury of the S-Class family, combining the perfection of the S-Class with the superlative exclusivity of Maybach.
The Maybach S 560 presents its high-ended automobile offering with just a moment’s take of its sumptuous interior experience, unrivalled craftsmanship, exclusive materials, with an endless option list at the behest of its discerning owner.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is offered in V8-powered S 560 and V12-powered S 650 formats, priced from RM1.4 million with further individualisation and personalisation available upon request.
Get more details and information by visiting the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia website at www.mercedes-benz.com.my