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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 – Driven

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  • Mercedes-Maybach S600 – Driven
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  • Engine:
  • Transmission:
    seven-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    523 @ 5300
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  • Torque @ RPM:
    612 @ 1900
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  • Displacement:
    6.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; Rear Drive
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Power and Wealth Embodied in a Sedan

Power and wealth – Many seek after these things with religious fervor, building great empires of business or climbing the upper rungs of the corporate ladder. Perhaps its government work in some far-off land where surnames bring special rights and unquestioned privileges. These are the one percent of the one percent – the master-of-the-universe-types who need no introduction to their constituents.

What do these people drive? Sure, there’s Bentley or Rolls Royce, but every 0.0001-percenter drives – or rather is driven in – one of those. Ah, but Mercedes-Benz has a solution. It has revived the storied Maybach name for 2016 after three years of being idle. The brand dates back to its founding in 1909. Since then, the German company has built everything from diesel engines for Zeppelins and Panzer III tanks for the German army to dolled up versions of Mercedes sedans. And that’s exactly what we have here.

Built using the same platform and design as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 takes things way past a mere “dolling up,” into the upper echelon of elite high-end limousine sedans. An extra eight inches of length is added to the S-Class’ chassis, all centered in the rear passengers’ compartment. The result is utterly enormous legroom fit for a king, or at least an NBA player.

I recently found myself with the Maybach S600, sitting in all its elongated glory, in my driveway. It’s $203,000 as-tested price easily surpassing the value of my rental property and personal vehicles with change to spare. Even the four-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot house my wife and I are building carries less of a premium. I’ll tell you, it’s an interesting feeling being behind the wheel of something worth more than the 30-year mortgage we face at the end of our lease. Needless to say, we’ve yet to acquire the prerequisite power and wealth needed to own such as the Maybach. Still, it was a heck of a press loaner.

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Power and Wealth Embodied in a Sedan