Mercedes-Benz enthusiast media reports that the Silver Arrow automaker may be preparing to reveal its highly-anticipated S-Class limousine, which is rumored to sport the Maybach name, despite the failure of the Maybach brand.
According to the report, Daimler decided to incorporate the Maybach name to keep things relatable and to signify that this S-Class limo is no ordinary S-Class, standing out among the short- and long-wheelbase variants. But more importantly, the final model ready for production is expected to surface at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China. This is fitting because China is not only the world’s largest car market, but it’s one where the wealthy and affluent love to be chauffeured around.
Word is that the S600 Maybach will be powered by a twin-turbo a.k.a. bi-turbo 6.0L V12 good for nearly 525hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. An even larger S-Class limo is expected to arise in the form of the Pullman, which will even be larger than the S-Class Maybach, allowing for a 2+2+2 seating arrangement, versus the Maybach model’s 2+2 arrangement. That Pullman model is not expected to surface until 2015 though.
Source: Mercedes-Benz Passion