2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach

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2017 MODEL

$166,200 - $191,300

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The 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan is a great sedan with excellent engine specifications, beautiful exterior, and interior look.


9.1/10
Features

 

5.6/10
Engine

 

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.1/10
Interior

 

5.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan is priced at $166,200 for the base variant and $191,300 for the top variant which offers a 4.7L V8 engine with a 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission depending on the variant you choose. 

2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Features

9.1/10

The Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan is offered in two trims starting with the base model the S550 sedan. This sedan offers features like a dual 12.3-inch multi-touch HD infotainment display, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Headlights with Highbeam Assistant, COMAND system with touchpad controller, adjustable steering wheel Bluetooth pairing, and intelligent controls as standard. The Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan S 550 is priced at $166,200. The car is available in all-wheel-drive drive option.

Trim S 550 S 600
MSRP $166,200 $191,300
Key Features
LED Daytime Running Lamps, LED taillamps All the Features of S 550 +
Active LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Power outboard rear seats with memory and detachable headrest pillows
Dual-zone automatic climate control designo DINAMICA microsuede headliner
Air Balance cabin-air purification and fragrance systems  
Dual 12.3" high-resolution screens  
COMAND system with the touchpad controller  
Burmester Surround Sound System  
Bluetooth audio streaming, hands-free Bluetooth interface  

The other variant of 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach; the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan S 600 offers features same as the S 550, but have some additional features like Microsuede Headliner, Burmester Surround Sound System, Air Purification System, adaptive suspension, and power rear seats with detachable headrest pillows as standard. The Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan S 600 is priced at $191,300. The car is available in rear-wheel drive option.

2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Engine

5.6/10

"Effortless. That's how the 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600 and S550 4Matic feel when you're behind the wheel. The steering is fairly light, and with lane keeping assist and/or Distronic Plus cruise control activated, it will even subtly steer the car for you. This quite obviously isn't a sporty car, but you'll be surprised at how adeptly this very large sedan will hunker down and go around a corner."-Edmunds

The base variant of the 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan S 550 offers a 4.7L V8 engine with a 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The engine on the base variant of this car can generate 449 hp at 5250 rpm with 516 lb-ft at 1800 rpm. This car is available in the all-wheel-drive option.

Models Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
MSRP $166,200 $189,000 $146,900 $115,900
Engine 4.7L V8 Turbocharged 4.0L V8 VVT 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 4.0 TFSI 8 Cylinder
Transmission 9-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Horsepower 449 hp @ 5250 rpm 500 hp @ 6000 rpm 550 hp @ 5750 rpm 605 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque 516 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm 487 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm 567 lb-ft @ 1960 rpm 517 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

The other variant of the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan; the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan S 600 offers also offers a powerful 6.0L 12cyl V8 engine with a 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission which can generate 523 hp at 4900 rpm. The car is available in a rear-wheel-drive option.

Acceleration

The Mercedes Maybach Sedan S 550 engine loses the race to 60 mph,  S 550 takes 5.0 seconds to reach 60 mph. Meanwhile, its competitor the Porsche Panamera Turbo wins the competition with the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan with a score of 3.6 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH.

Models Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 Bentley Flying Spur v8 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
0-60 MPH 5.0 sec 4.3 sec 3.6 sec 3.7 sec
Quarter mile 13.5 sec 12.8 sec 11.5 sec 11.6 sec
Engine 4.7L 4.0L 4.0L 4.0L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) N/A 10.3 8.4 9.8

Whereas other competitors of the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan 2017, the Audi S8 Plus can hit 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds while the Bentley Flying Spur V8 took 4.3 seconds to reach 0-60 mph.

Ride and Handling

The riding quality of the Maybach sedan is very compliant. The big sedan is very smooth and steady even over rough surfaces. The steering on the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan is very smooth and very responsive.

The newly improved V8 engine on the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan S 550 is very powerful than the last year model and is always ready to generate all the power you want. The engine is very smooth and silent even when the car crosses 60 MPH. The front visibility, the driving and viewing angles are very good. The car offers a spacious cabin making the riding experience very comfortable.

Braking

The Maybach Sedan S 550 packs 14.6-inch brakes at the front a14.2-inch brakes at the rear. When it comes to decelerating from 70 mph to a standstill, the S 550 sedan loses to the competition. 

Model Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
Brake Front (in.) 14.6 15.9 16.1 15.7
Brake Rear (in.) 14.2 13.2 15.0 14.0
Curb Weight (lbs.) 5017 5329 4398 4685
70-0 MPH (ft.) 157 167 153 156

The Porsche Panamera Turbo offers 16.1-inch brakes at the front and 15.0-inch brakes at the rear and offers the best in the segment, stopping distance of 153 feet. The Audi S8 Plus offers a stopping distance of 156 feet. The Bentley Flying Spur V8  has a stopping distance of 167 feet from 0-60 MPH.

2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Fuel Economy

6.7/10

The fuel economy is one of the very important points to consider while buying a car. The 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan delivers 16 mpg in the city and about 24 mpg on the highway.

Model Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 Bentley flying spur v8 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
MPG (city) 16 14 18 15
MPG (highway) 24 24 25 24
MPG (combined) 19 17 21 18

The Porsche Panamera Turbo delivers the most combined mileage with 21 mpg (combined) when compared the 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan S 550 and its other competitors.

2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Interior

9.1/10

"Diamond-quilted seats with matching pillows for rear occupants. Three miles of legroom. A panoramic sunroof with electronically adjustable tint. The best sound system in the business. Seats that move in 1,000 different directions and offer different types of massage with varying levels of intensity. Power sun shades. Individual rear entertainment screens. A front infotainment screen with a split-view system because how dare you have to look at the same content as your driver. Heated armrests. And if you so desire, a tiny refrigerator for your champagne with handcrafted silver flutes. Get the picture?"-Motor1

Seating and Comfort

The Mercedes Maybach S 550, the Bentley Flying Spur V8, and the Audi S8 allow seating for 5 people. Whereas the Porsche Panamera Turbo allows only 4 people to be seated at once. The interior cabin is very spacious and made with the finest quality premium materials. The car offers Power rear seats, ventilated seats made from premium materials. The interiors of the 2017 Mercedes S 550 are also made from the high-quality leather and premium materials.

Model Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 Bentley Flying Spur v8 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
Passenger capacity 5 5 4 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 42.3/59.7/41.4 38.1/61.6/41.6 N/A 37.2/59.1/41.4
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A 38.0/60.4/42.2 N/A 38.1/57.8/38.7

The front headroom, shoulder room, and legroom on the 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 are 42.3 (in), 59.7 (in), and 41.4 (in) which is decent and comfortable. In addition to this, the headroom, shoulder, and legroom in the second row are also very good, spacious and comfortable.

Infotainment System

The latest model of the 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 features a dual 12.3-inch touchscreen center stacked HD infotainment display. The car offers a 24-speaker Burmester Surround Sound System system connected to 3 powerful subwoofers. The car also features mounted controls on the steering wheel to interact with the infotainment system in the car.

The Burmester Surround Sound System on the car is very good and provides a delighting music experience. In addition to this, other connectivity options include Bluetooth connectivity with hands-free Bluetooth interface, USB 2.0 Ports, a Radio, and an AM/FM CD Player. The advanced infotainment system connected with Burmester Surround System and steering mounted voice controls are popular features in the new Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550.

Cargo Capacity

The 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 offers a decent 12.3 cubic-feet of cargo space whereas the other competitors of the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 2017, the Bentley Flying Spur V8, Porsche Panamera Turbo, and the Audi S8 Plus offers 16.7 cubic feet, 17.4 cubic feet, and 14.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity respectively.

Model Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 12.3 16.7 17.4 14.2

 

2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exterior

5.6/10

"It looks low, long and wide, with a hunkered-down stance that means it’s ready to deliver the powerful to a power lunch. Yet it avoids the trappings of old-world charm once embraced by the world’s old money, and which other ultra-luxury makers still cling to. "-KelleyBlueBook

Size and Dimensions

The 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan weighs about 5017 lbs. The Porsche Panamera Turbo is the smallest car in length with 198.8 (in) when compared with Bentley Flying Spur V8, Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan S 550, and the Audi S8 Plus. Meanwhile, the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 is the longest car with a length of 214.7 (in). The Bentley Flying Spur V8 is the bulkiest car when compared with the 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 with a curb weight of 5329 lbs and 208.6 (in).

Model Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
Curb weight (lbs.) 5017 5329 4398 4685
Length(in) 214.7 208.6 198.8 202.6
Width(in) 75.0 78.1 76.3 76.7
Height(in) 58.7 58.6 56.1 57.4
Ground clearance (in) 5.1 5.5 5.6 4.6
Wheelbase (in) 132.5 120.7 116.1 117.9
Track width (in) F/R 63.9/64.4 64.7/64.6 65.2/64.5 64.3/63.9

The 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 has a ground clearance of 5.1 (in) whereas the Bentley Flying Spur V8 has a ground clearance of 5.5 (in), Porsche Panamera Turbo has a ground clearance of 5.6 (in), and the Audi S8 Plus has a ground clearance of 4.6 (in). The Curb weight of the 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 is 5017 lbs. Whereas the Curb Weights of the Bentley Flying Spur V8, Porsche Panamera Turbo, and the Audi S8 Plus are 5329 lbs, 4398 lbs, and 4685 lbs respectively. Meanwhile, the wheelbase of the 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 is 132.5 (in). Whereas the wheelbase for the Bentley Flying Spur V8, Porsche Panamera Turbo, and the Audi S8 Plus are 120.7 (in), 116.1 (in), and 117.9 (in) respectively.

Exterior Features

The 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 is a very classy, and stylish looking Sedan. The car comes with exterior features like LED Daytime Running Lights DRL lights, Alloy Rims, Fog Lights, Adaptive Headlamps, windshield wipers, LED taillights.

  • SMART Entry with auto-lock
  • Headlights
  • Remote entry and trunk release
  • front and rear cameras
  • Electronic Sunroof (optional)

2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Safety

The latest model of the 2017 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan offers some important safety features implemented with some new technologies. Maybach Sedan hasn't been rated by NHTSA or IIHS.

Safety Features

The Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 2017 is packed with safety features like front and rear airbags (including curtain airbags), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Forward Collision Warning, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and other warning sensors as standard. In addition to these above-mentioned features, the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 offers some other important safety features as listed below.

  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Adaptive braking technology: Predictive Brake Priming, Automatic Brake Drying, Hill-Start Assist, brake HOLD feature
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • 11 air bags
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature

2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Competition

Mercedes Maybach S 550 vs Bentley Flying Spur V8

The Bentley Flying Spur V8 is the most expensive car in this lineup and the car is one of the alternatives to the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550. But the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 offers more than the Bentley at a much cheaper price which is priced at $166,200 whereas the Bentley will cost you $191,300.

Mercedes Maybach S 550 vs Porsche Panamera Turbo

The Porsche Panamera is the best alternative to the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 2017 which delivers more power, more fuel economy than the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sean 2017. The Porsche Panamera Turbo is cheaper than the S 550 but still offers many features in a better way than the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550. The Porsche Panamera Turbo is priced at $146,900 whereas the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 is priced at $166,200.

Mercedes Maybach S 550 vs Audi S8 Plus

The Audi S8 Plus is the cheapest car in this lineup and one of the best alternatives to the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 after the Porsche Panamera Turbo. The Audi S8 Plus offers more power and safety features when compared with the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 at $115,900 whereas the Mercedes Benz Maybach S 550 is priced at $166,200.

2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Final Verdict

The Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan is a great sedan with excellent engine specifications, beautiful exterior, and interior look. The car offers some essential features like the Burmester Surround System connected with an advanced infotainment system as a standard feature.

The Maybach Sedan is priced at $166,200 which offers more features like a powerful V8 engine, a good fuel economy, 5 seats, and excellent safety and security features. But if you are looking for a car with more power then, the Porsche Panamera Turbo and the Audi S8 Plus are the best options available. The Porsche Panamera Turbo and the Audi S8 Plus are cheaper than the  Maybach Sedan but offer more for what you pay in terms of features, and performance.

Pros

Smooth transmission

Efficient Engine

Suave looks

Cons

Not so good handling

Larger carbon footprint

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup

No significant Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$166200

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

285 cu. in.

horsepower

449 hp @ 5250 rpm

torque

516 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.4 in. ventilated disc brakes/15.4 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

132.5 in.

length

214.7 in.

width

74.8 in.

height

58.7 in.

curb weight

5017 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

12.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.5 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

157 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/24 mpg

highway range

444 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach in Iridium Silver Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach in Magnetite Black Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach in Obsidian Black Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach in Black color
Iridium Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Features

9.1

Engine

5.6

Fuel Economy

6.7

Interior

9.1

Exterior

5.6

Driving

8.5

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 550

S 550

power
449 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$166,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $166,200 MSRP (18/20/24) 449 hp @ 5250 rpm, 4.7 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 600

S 600

power
523 hp @ 4900 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$191,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 600 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $191,300 MSRP (13/16/21) 523 hp @ 4900 rpm, 6 L, V12, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA