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Miss Your Chance For A Maybach S650 Cabrio? This Dealer Has Two 7
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Maybach, Mercedes S-Class Cabrio, Mercedes-Maybach, Middle East on 01 7th, 2018

The Mercedes name carries with it a lot of clout. Maybach all the more so. The S650 Cabriolet, then, might be considered the Mercedes of Mercedes – or the Maybach of Maybachs.

Based on the S-Class convertible, the S650 was a highly exclusive set of wheels. It packed the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine from the AMG S65 into an even more luxurious package.

Only 300 were made, leaving the overwhelming likelihood that you didn’t get your hands on one. But if you missed your opportunity the first time around, there are still some to be found on the second-hand market. And this dealer has two.

Listed by Deals on Wheels out of Dubai are two examples of the ultimate drop-top Benz: one in red with a deep brown leather interior, the other in black with red leather. So if you like the color red, it may be a tough choice – both presented in brand-new condition with only delivery miles on the odometer.

Even tougher, though, is the asking price: 1,699,000 Emirati dollars, or roughly $462k at current exchange rates. Of course if that strikes you as pocket change, you could always buy both.

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Mercedes Recalls Include AMG GT, G550 4×4², Maybach S600 & More 7
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes GLE, Mercedes GLS, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, NHTSA, Recalls on 01 7th, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has issued four recall campaigns in the United States all at once, covering a wide array of vehicles for issues ranging from door locks to headlights.

The largest among them covers an estimated 8,700 vehicles from the GLE, GLS, and S-Class ranges – including AMG models and even the Maybach S600 – all 2017 and 2018 models.

They’re being recalled for a problem with the latches on their left-rear passenger doors, which may not lock properly. Each will have to be inspected by a local technician and potentially have those lock mechanisms replaced.

The next largest recall affects 8,134 examples of the GLC, which simply need to have their headlights checked and possibly readjusted. Another 432 examples of the G550 (including the 4×4²) whose power brakes may not be working properly. Finally ten examples of the AMG GT equipped with the optional AMG Performance Seats will need to either have software for their passenger airbags updated or the passenger seat cushion replaced.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all four campaigns will kick off this month, though the parts for the G-Class and AMG GT are expected to take another month or two to arrive before they can be fitted.

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This Is (And May Remain) The Only Maybach S650 Cabrio On Forgiato Alloys 17
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Forgiato, Maybach, Mercedes S-Class Cabrio, Mercedes-Maybach on 12 17th, 2017

Mercedes has gone to considerable lengths to differentiate the Maybach S650 Cabriolet from “lesser” S-Class convertibles. But the owner of those one has set his apart even further by adding a set of custom wheels.

Of the 300 examples to be made (and 75 allocated to the United States), this is the only example riding on a set of Forgiato alloys.

These Tec 2.2 wheels from Forgiato’s Tecnica series feature a brushed finish (in contrast to all the chrome on the Maybach) with spokes and bolts painted to match the drop-top’s red bodywork.

Further setting it apart are yellow brake calipers and windows tinted with film from SunTek. The modifications were applied by Herm G of Road Show International out in Atlanta, which happens to be the home town of Mercedes-Benz USA. We don’t know whose ride it is, but something tells us it probably belongs to a baller from one of the Georgia metropolis’ major sports franchises.

Whoever it belongs to, would you considering it sacrilege to mess with the package Daimler perfected, or a no-brainer considering how much the owner must already have spent on the car? That’s probably a matter of taste more than anything, so check it out in the images below and sound off in the comments section.

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$830k For A Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Is Quite A Stretch 3
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Maybach, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, used cars on 12 3rd, 2017

For most of us, a “regular” Mercedes-Benz S-Class would be more than sufficiently accommodating and luxurious. But that’s just the starting point, as above the standard S-Class there is the Maybach version, and above that, the Pullman. And there just happens to be one up for sale.

Daimler’s flagship sedan, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman measures over 21 feet long, making it longer than the extended-wheelbase versions of the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom and putting it in the same league as the Mulliner Grand Limousine.

According to Carlink International, the Dutch dealer listing this example on JamesEdition, only six examples were made, and this is the only one currently available for sale. It’s done up in black and sports a beige interior, with just about every option in the book thrown in. So, as you might have guessed, it’s not exactly cheap.

The asking price of €697,480 works out to about $830k at current exchange rates. For that kind of scratch, you could just about get yourself a fleet of ten base S-Class sedans, or five “ordinary” Maybachs. For our part, we’d gladly take just one Maybach S-Class in which to be chauffeured around, and spend the rest on a supercar for the weekends. The truth is, though, that anyone who would even consider a limousine so opulent as this doesn’t have to choose between one or the other…

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Maybach S650 Not Enough? Check Out The New Brabus 900 12
Posted by Carscoops Staff in brabus, Maybach, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, tuning on 11 12th, 2017

Mercedes recently upgraded its top-of-the-line Maybach S-Class sedan with the twin-turbo V12 from the AMG S65, giving the big limousine all the power and torque that you could ask for. Still, there are some who may want even more. And for those individuals, there’s Brabus.

The Benz tuner extraordinaire has released a new series of modifications for the updated S-Class, chief among them the Maybach S650 – which Brabus has cranked up to 888 horsepower.

To get there, Brabus bored out the engine from 6.0 liters to 6.3 and fitted new turbochargers, crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, and exhaust system. To go with the engine enhancements, it’s also offering a full array of visual and aerodynamic upgrades, as well as an interior customized to the buyer’s taste.

The headline figure here, though, is a 0-62 time of just 3.7 seconds (limited largely by the traction of the rear driven wheels) and a top speed in excess of 217 miles per hour. Not bad for a sedan weighing the better part of three tons.

Brabus will apply the same upgrades to the “standard” S600 and the AMG S65 which share the same engine architecture. But if that all seems like too much to handle, it’s also released performance upgrades for the (relatively) smaller engines on offer. It’ll tune the S560 up to 650 hp and the AMG S63 to 691 hp. With four-wheel traction (and a lighter engine), we wouldn’t be surprised to see the latter version achieve even more impressive performance.

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The Last Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Just Sold For $1.4 Million 9
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Maybach, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes-Maybach on 10 9th, 2017

Over a decade since the first Bugatti Veyrons started rolling off the line, we've grown accustomed to the idea of a car – even a new one – commanding a seven-figure price tag. Most of those that have joined the Veyron in that stratosphere have been supercars… but an SUV?
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Final Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet To Be Auctioned For Charity 18
Posted by Michael Gauthier in auction, Maybach, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes-Maybach on 09 18th, 2017

The final Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet will be going under the hammer next month as Bonhams will auction off the convertible to raise funds for Laureus Sport for Good.
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Mercedes-Maybach Bathes Frankfurt In Opulence 13
Posted by Brad Anderson in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maybach, mercedes, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes-Maybach on 09 13th, 2017

It is not just Mercedes-AMG putting on a show in Frankfurt as Mercedes-Maybach has also brought along two of its wildest creations from recent years.
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Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet Has Dropped Anchor At The Frankfurt Dock 12
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, mercedes, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes-Maybach on 09 12th, 2017

Opulence on wheels or a gorgeous land yacht – what's your take on the stunning Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept car?
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Production-Spec Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet Has More Bling Than A Rapper’s Crib 29
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, mercedes, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes-Maybach, Renderings on 08 29th, 2017

If you thought that Bentleys and Rolls-Royces are flashy, then you haven’t seen the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet Concept rendered into production.
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Sit Back And Relax Behind The Wheel Of A Mercedes-Maybach S600 13
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, Mercedes-Maybach, reviews, video on 08 13th, 2017

While Mercedes-Maybach is getting ready to pull the cover off the 6 Convertible Concept next week, the guys at AutoTopNL have taken out the luxurious S600 for a POV test drive.
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Mercedes-Maybach 6 Convertible Teased Before Pebble Beach 9
Posted by Brad Anderson in Maybach, mercedes, Mercedes Videos, Mercedes-Maybach, new cars, Pebble Beach, video on 08 9th, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has just dropped a teaser video of its new Pebble Beach-bound concept, believed to be the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Convertible.
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Mercedes-Maybach 6 Convertible Concept Reportedly Heading To Pebble Beach 4
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes-Maybach, Pebble Beach, Reports on 08 4th, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Chief Design Officer Gordern Wagener teased an upcoming study on social media earlier this week, without giving any details about it.
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Mercedes S-Class Sedan Boosted To 24 Versions – Including More V12s 17
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, new cars on 07 17th, 2017

When Mercedes lifted their veil off its updated S-Class a few months ago, it released it with only a few configurations. Now it's expanded the lineup considerably – including no fewer than three distinct V12 models.
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