Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest 2016 Maybach S-Class in Abuja, the seat of the nation’s power, apparently to attract senators, members of the House of Representatives, other top government officials and chief executive officers of blue-chip companies in the Federal Capital Territory.
The super luxury car was introduced in Abuja by Barbedos Cars Limited, one of Weststar Associates’ authorised dealers for Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria.
According to the Barbedos, the Maybach S-Class is a stylish car with trend-setting exclusivity and features built with distinctive characteristics that set the Maybach apart from its standard production model, which include more space, special seats, lavish designs and prestigious interior.
Unveiling the newest addition to the luxury family, the General Manager, Weststar Associates Limited, Mrs. Elisabeth Itegbe, said the Mercedes-Maybach had finally made its first appearance in the Barbedos showroom in Abuja.
Itegbe, in a statement from the firm, said, “Safety is at the forefront in the manufacture of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and the Maybach S-Class is no exception. The model has a number of innovative assistance systems that make driving more comfortable and safer.
“The pre-safe brake with pedestrian detection, adaptive high beam assist plus and night view assist plus are parts of the intelligent drive systems. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is truly in a class of its own, rugged yet with class and luxury.”
The host of the event, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, described the new Mercedes-Maybach S-class as the first in its segment. He said, “There is no doubt that passengers of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are enveloped in lounge style modern luxury. The Mercedes-Benz brand stands for the aspiration to deliver the best in terms of products, technology and services.
“In the S-Class segment in particular, customers have very high expectations with regard to exclusivity and individuality and Mercedes-Maybach enables us further to fulfil these desires in the exclusive top segment of the market. With the Mercedes-Maybach, it is clear that Mercedes made a strategic decision for its newest Maybach badges.”
In the statement, Barbedos further noted that the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class had extended the range of S-Class Saloon models with the addition of a vehicle in the luxury segment.
It stated that the generous interior and extended wheelbase, which fully benefited the rear compartment, created maximum spaciousness, adding that the use of fine materials and quality appointments made the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class an impressive chauffeur vehicle for demanding customers throughout the world.
MaybachMotorenbau was a German manufacturing car company founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach and his son. It was, however, acquired by Daimler Benz in 1960, and now the Maybach is a luxury car brand of Mercedes-Benz.
The Maybach 57 is said to accelerate from 0 to 97 km/h in about 5.1 seconds; the Maybach 62 and 57 S, about 4.8 seconds; the Maybach 62 S and the Landaulet in 4.5 seconds.
“This rapid acceleration is noteworthy for cars weighing well over 6,000 pounds (2.7 metric tonnes). Maybachs in general are extremely powerful: the 57 has 518bhp (386kW; 525 PS); the 57 S, 559bhp (417kW; 567 PS); the 62, 570bhp (425kW; 578 PS); the 62 S, 612bhp (456kW; 620 PS), and the Landaulet, 633bhp (472 kW; 642 PS),”
It notes that options for the Maybach 62 and 62S included 18-way power rear seats (replacing 14-way), power side and rear sunshade curtains, cooled rear seats, wireless headphones, electrochromic panoramic sunroof with solar panel for vehicle-off ventilation (replacing two choices of power sunroof) and interior partition with power, electrochromic glass divider.