Mercedes did not abandon the Maybach brand after the 57 and 62 models born in the ill-fated DaimlerChrysler era failed to fully compete with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. In 2014, the three-pointed star decided to start from scratch with a new sub-brand dubbed Mercedes-Maybach, focusing mainly on the extra-long S-Class complemented by side projects like the bonkers G650 Landaulet and the opulent S650 Cabriolet.
The majestic S-Class now has an SUV companion in the Maybach GLS, just as the EQS electric sedan will spawn an EQS SUV in 2023 bearing the double M logo. Meanwhile, Daimler is celebrating Maybach’s centenary, although technically it marks 100 years. since the first production car. The original company Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH dates back to 1909 before changing its name to Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH in 1912.
Apart from the sumptuous Pullman models, the new Maybach S-Class Edition 100 is the most sophisticated version of the German luxobarge to date. It’s based on the top-of-the-line V12 model, featuring 621 horsepower and all-wheel drive for the first time, in an extravagant sedan dressed in a hand-painted two-tone Cirrus Silver / Nautical Blue finish.
To distinguish it from the “standard” Maybach S-Class, the Edition 100 rides on glossy gray wheels with bespoke “Edition 100” lettering indicating the vehicle’s limited race status. It also receives special badges on the C-pillars and comes with a bespoke car cover. Inside, the crown jewel of the Maybach S-Class range receives exclusive leather upholstery in Crystal White with Silver Gray Pearl.
For your money, you’ll get all the luxury features you can think of, ranging from a “soundproof first class rear compartment” to a Burmester 4D surround sound system. The Edition 100 also has heated and massage seats as well as several “Edition 100” inscriptions throughout the interior.
Production will be capped at 100 units worldwide and some of them will arrive in the United States next year. Pricing details weren’t disclosed, but you can imagine it will cost a pretty penny considering the regular Maybach S-Class S680 with the V12 starts off at an exorbitant price of € 217,323 with us in Germany.