2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class

MSRP $182,000

Ranked #13 in Sedan

7.3

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 7, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The new Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class sedan is the epitome of luxury from the house of Mercedes. Mr. Wilhelm Maybach always wanted the best of the best to be embedded in his cars. The 2021 S 580 seems to be on the same path and promises to offer the best in its segment. Mostly destined to be chauffeur-driven, the rear extended wheelbase is a boon for passengers. It allows for extravagant leg space while being cocooned in the ultra-luxurious cabin of the S 580.

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Pros

Sumptuous Cabin

High-End 4D Burmester Sound System

3D digital instrumentation

Cons

Exorbitant pricing

Subtle styling

What's New?

The ultra-refined, luxurious, and extended wheelbase version of the S-Class in the form of the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S 580

Only one trim is officially available and we expect the higher S 680 trim to be released next year

The epitome of luxury has grown to another level with standard features like an air suspension, soft-close doors, 30-speaker Burmester stereo system

It also features a 48 V mild hybrid system for an additional EQ-boost via the integrated starter-generator system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$182000

bodystyle

dr Sedan

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

S 580$182,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

8.0

Pricing and Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


The Mercedes-Maybach S 580 is available in only one trim option as of now and might come with an S 680 version in the coming year. The MSRP for the 2021 S 580 is undisclosed at the moment. The official sale for it is planned for summer 2021, However, we expect the price to be in the ballpark of $182,000 excluding additional charges. At this price point, it’s definitely for the VVIP and faces competition from the likes of Porsche Panamera, Bentley Flying Spur, and Maserati Quattroporte

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Sedan front angle view
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Sedan rear angle view

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Features

The 2021 Merc-Maybach S-class is currently available in only one trim option, the S 580. The more powerful S 680 trim will be launched next year. The 2021 model is brimmed to the top with ultra-luxurious features and has the ability to give some established rivals a run for their money.

Trim 

Mercedes-Maybach S 580

MSRP*

$182,000 

Key features 

20-inch exclusive Maybach forged wheels

 

Panorama roof

 

Extended wood trim

 

EQ Boost Integrated Starter-Generator

 

ECO Start/Stop system

 

AIRMATIC suspension

 

Active multi-contour front seats with massage

 

Burmester Premium Sound System

 

3D Instrument Cluster

 

MBUX High-end Rear Seat Entertainment system

* Expected

Which Trim should you buy?

The 2021 S 580 model is currently available in only one trim, hence it is the only option you can opt for. However, you don’t need to worry as it comes with all features that are bound to pamper you whenever you go for a ride. However for the starting price of $ 182,000.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Engine and Performance

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 580 is powered by a 4.0 L Bi-turbo V-8 engine with an EQ boost producing 496 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. Electrifying the V8 Biturbo gasoline engine is an innovative Integrated Starter-Generator that helps in giving a necessary boost when needed and improves fuel economy. It also comes with race-derived technology that ranges from its turbocharger layout to its low-friction NANOSLIDE cylinder walls. 

 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Sedan driving view

It is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and powers all four wheels via the renowned 4Matic technology. It also comes with DYNAMIC SELECT that offers various drive modes like Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and an exclusive Maybach mode. As seen on previous-generation models, this setup is bound to offer a comfortable and enthusiastic ride.

Models (2021)

Mercedes-Maybach S 580

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

Bentley Flying Spur V8

Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

MSRP($)

182,000*

190,000

214,600

142,980

Engine

4.0L bi-turbo V8

4.0L V8

4.0L turbocharged V8

3.8L V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed PDK auto-shift transmission

8-speed automated manual

8-speed ZF automatic

Power

496 hp @ 5250 rpm

620 hp @ 5750 rpm

542hp @ 6000 rpm

580 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

516lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

604 lb-ft @ 1960 rpm

568 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm

538 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.6

3.2

4.0

4.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

12.5

11.7

NA

13.3

Top-Speed (MPH)

NA

196

198

188

The S 580 seems to be losing out on the performance front but it's no slouch. It lags behind the Porsche Panamera by just 1.4 secs in the 0-60 sprint which is acceptable for the weight it carries. Moreover, spec sheet data can’t do justice to real-world experience. The Bentley Flying Spur comes quite close to the Panamera despite its higher weight and lesser power which is commendable.

How well does the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 580 handle?

The 2021 S 580 is made with just one purpose in mind and it’s to give the best possible comfort in a sedan. The extended wheelbase provides a lot of leg space for rear passengers but steals the sharp handling ability to some extent. However, it comes with a reverse steering system which helps it to maneuver and park in tight spaces. 

It comes with AIRMATIC suspension technology which is essentially an air suspension system that provides active damping as per road conditions to ensure optimum comfort for the passengers. The 4Matic AWD technology provides optimum traction under different driving conditions and ensures that the S 580 never loses its grip over any type of surface.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 580 Braking Performance 

With increased power comes a greater need for better and safe braking. As in the case of the 2021 S 580 4Matic, the increased power output of 33 HP demands minor changes to the brake rotor dimensions. Mercedes hasn’t released any data for their exact dimensions, but we expect it to be in a similar ballpark as that of the previous year’s model. The curb weight has also increased in comparison to the previous model. 

Models (2021)

Mercedes-Maybach S 580

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

Brake Front(in)

13.3*

16.5

16.5

14.2

Brake Rear(in)

11.9*

16.14

15

13.8

Curb Weight(lbs)

5,247

4,839

5,113

4,189

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

116.5

* 2020 model data

The 2021 Panamera comes with larger rotors as it offers the highest power output amongst the lot. The Flying Spur is the second heaviest of the lot and to stop all that momentum in motion, it has rotors that are similar in size to that of the ones in the Panamera. The Quattroporte is the lightest, yet it offers a respectable brake rotor size for effective braking. We expect to see larger size rotors on the S 580.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 comes with more power and a higher weight. So it’s clear that it would require a larger fuel tank to offer a comparable range as the previous model. The 2021 model comes with a larger 22.2-gallon fuel tank which is expected to help it deliver a better range. The official fuel efficiency figures have not been released yet, but we expect them to be similar to the 2020 model.

Models (2021)

Mercedes-Maybach S 580

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte

Trofeo

MPG (City)

16*

15*

12

15

MPG (Highway)

25*

22*

19

21

MPG (Combined)

19*

18.5*

15

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

22.2

23.7

23.8

21.1

Range(city/highway/combined)(miles)

355.2/555/421.8*

355/521.4/438.5*

286/452/357

317/464/358

*Expected

The 2021 S 580 is expected to offer similar fuel efficiency as the 2020 S 560 model. With a 22.2-gallon fuel tank capacity, The Porsche Panamera is expected to offer a better range with its larger fuel tank and good efficiency. The Flying Spur has the largest fuel tank capacity but suffers at range because of its low fuel efficiency. The Quattroporte loses out on range owing to a smaller fuel tank capacity and lower efficiency.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Interior

7.0/10

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 580 is filled up to the brim with all the creature comforts you would ever ask for in the luxury sedan segment. The dashboard is minimalistic and holds a rather large 12.3 -inch driver information display which is crisp and legible. A 3D enhancement of the digital instrument cluster can display numerous functions with 3-dimensional and shading effects. The center console holds a larger 12.8-inch touchscreen OLED display and it is essentially a control center for all the functions and relaxing controls that the S 580 has on offer. The interior 64-color active LED ambient lighting ensures that there is a color for your every mood.

 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Sedan cockpit area

The seats are trimmed in premium Nappa leather upholstery and the front seats get 12-way power adjustment with memory function. The Energizing kinetics feature for the front seats makes minute adjustments to the seat with respect to lumbar supports which helps to reduce driver fatigue. The rear passenger seats get a massage feature and are heated plus ventilated in nature. The front cabin energizing comfort feature coordinates climate control, ambient lighting, audio, cabin fragrance, plus front seat massage, heating, and ventilation to offer 10-minute sessions for relaxation. 

 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Sedan rear seats

Models (2021)

Mercedes-Maybach S 580

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte

Trofeo

Seating Capacity

5

4

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.4/59.6/NA

NA

37.4/NA/42.0

NA

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.1/58.5/49.1

NA

37.0/NA/43.0

NA

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

12.5

17.6

14.83

18.7

The 2021 S 580 offers the least cargo capacity as most of the space is given to interior second-row reclining seats for better comfort. The Porsche and Maserati have not disclosed their interior dimensions, but we bet it won’t beat the S 580 and Flying Spur. Both these vehicles are focused primarily on comfort and luxury. Whereas the Panamera and Quattroporte focus on performance and dynamics. Some of the standout interior features of the S 580 are:

  • Power Executive rear seats with memory
  • Multicontour rear seats with massage
  • Heated and ventilated rear seats
  • 64-color active LED ambient lighting
  • Quad zone climate control
  • Panoramic Sunroof

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 S 580 comes with all the bells and whistles for your entertainment and information. It comes with a 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen center console display which controls all the functions of the infotainment system. The display will offer crisp resolution and response as it’s an OLED panel. It also offers an MBUX High-end Rear Seat Entertainment system which comes with two 11.6 inch high-resolution touchscreens mounted to the back of each front seat.

 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Sedan infotainment screen

As expected, the connectivity features are ample with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, etc with WiFI being an optional extra. The Burmester High-End 4D Surround Sound system promises to offer an unforgettable musical experience with a total of 30 high-end speakers and 1750 Watts of total output. The system also employs the Advanced NFC technology that makes it even easier to enjoy your compatible phone or another mobile device in your Mercedes-Benz. Some of the standout features of the infotainment system are:

  • 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen central multimedia display
  • Steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons
  • MBUX Augmented Video for Navigation
  • Burmester High-End 4D Surround Sound system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Online Music Streaming

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Exterior

7.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 comes with all new updated styling and its sleek exteriors are enough to mesmerize you. It is unlike any other Mercedes Maybach cars you might have seen. The front fascia looks elegant with a long hood and an all-chrome grille with Maybach branding adds to its royalty. The LED headlights with integrated DRLs are sharper and smaller in size but blend well with the elegant styling.

 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Sedan 

The sides are a plain affair and devoid of any visual drama. The extended and sloping roofline gives a coupe-style nostalgia. The rear looks sporty with sleek LED taillamps and dual chrome-tipped exhausts just add to a more modern design. The 20-inch Maybach Exclusive Forged wheels merge well with the elegant design and give it a more luxurious look.

Models (2021)

Mercedes-Maybach S 580

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte

Trofeo

Curb Weight (lb)

5247

4839

5136

4189

Length (inches)

215.3

204.7

209.3

207.2

Width (inches)

75.6

78.2

77.9

76.7

Height (inches)

59.4

56.4

58.4

58.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.2

NA

5.6

NA

Wheelbase (inches)

133.7

122.0

125.8

 

124.8

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 580 comes with a longer wheelbase and is the longest of the lot. As a result, the rear seats offer tremendous leg space and reclining ability. None of the competition can come close to the rear seat comfort offered by the S 580. It is slightly on the heavier side but a powerful engine and light steering don’t let you feel it. The ground clearance is also low but definitely won't be an issue as it is meant for usage on perfectly paved roads. Some of the standout exterior features of the S 580 are:

  • 20-inch Maybach Exclusive forged wheels
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Soft-close doors
  • Heat- and noise-insulating, IR-reflecting laminated glass
  • Two-tone paint (Optional)

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Safety

7.0/10

The 2021 S 580 is fully loaded with all the latest features and a luxurious cabin. How can it afford to lose out on safety?. Being one of the most intricately crafted vehicles from the house of Mercedes-Maybach, it embodies the latest safety features that money can buy. All of the safety features are standard and you don’t need to pay extra for any of them. 

It comes with unique safety features like Eye-tracking enhancement to ATTENTION ASSIST to check on the driver and alert him if tries to take a nap while driving.  The Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is essentially a radar-based cruise control that helps to mitigate a collision while cruising. The Adaptive Highbeam Assist can automatically activate the high beams when camera technology detects there are no vehicles within range ahead of you. With many active and passive safety features on the S 580, you can rest assured of your safety. Some of the standout safety features of the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 are:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Exit Warning Assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Lane Change Assist

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Competition

6.0/10

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 V/S 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

The 2021 S 580 is focused more on sheer luxury and comfort. The Panamera Turbo S Executive offers more performance and can be used as a tracking tool. The handling of S 580 is of no match in comparison to the Porsche Panamera which can easily play around with the laws of physics.

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 V/S 2021 Bentley Flying Spur

In terms of luxury and comfort, both the competitors are equally matched. However, for more interior space and the latest in-cabin tech, the S 580 is the clear winner. The Bentley also comes at a more extravagant price tag. Styling can be subjective but the sleeker design of the S 580 looks better in our opinion.

2021 Bentley Flying Spur

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S 580 V/S 2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

The Maserati Quattroporte is a more performance-oriented sedan here and must be self-driven to have some fun around the twisties. The S 580 is mostly destined to be chauffeur-driven and cannot offer the same level of dynamics and aural fun as that of the Quattroporte. The Maserati cannot match the finer handcrafted details and comfort levels of the Mercedes-Maybach S 580.

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

 

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class Final Verdict

The 2021 Mercedes Maybach S 580 is definitely not for the faint-hearted in terms of its pricing and exclusivity. The features that it offers are the latest in the market and some are even unheard of before. It surely has the quality, personality, and luxury to give all the ultra-luxury sedans a run for their money. We would just like to say “ All be ready to hail the new King” in the ultra-premium luxury sedan segment.