A facelift for the range-topping Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is heading for a reveal at the Geneva Motor Show as Mercedes seek to make the Maybach S-Class more individual.
Mercedes attempts to turn the long defunct Maybach brand in to the Teutonic Rolls Royce didn’t go too well, but despite its failure the Maybach brand lives on.
It lives on in the guise of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class (and others), with Mercedes now using the Maybach bit in the same way as they do AMG; it’s a sub-brand to identify extreme luxury in the way AMG denotes performance.
It’s four years since the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class arrived to offer S-CLass buyers an extra layer of glitz, and now it’s getting a bit of a facelift for 2018, and will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Taking its cues from Maybachs past, and from the Maybach Vision 6 Concept we saw in 2016, the Maybach S-Class gets a new grille – inspired, say Mercedes, by a pin-stripe suit – as well as a traditional two-tone Maybach paint job.
Mercedes say there will be nine different colour combinations of the two-tone look, which is finished by hand to create the ultimate clear coat, and there’s a choice of three exclusive 20″ alloy designs, including those from the Mercedes-Maybach S-Cabriolet.
Inside there are new colour combinations – armagnac brown/black and savanna beige/black – and you can have copper, gold or platinum-coloured contrast stitching.
The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class debuts at the Geneva Motor Show in March.