• 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition

Crème de la crème Mercedes-Maybach is limited to just 15 units

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Whenever Mercedes-Benz sets its mind of offering special-editions cars, you can bet they offer the best the carmaker can provide. The same goes for Mercedes-Maybach, but on a whole different level that touches on the stratospheric layers of car luxury. Enter the USA-exclusive Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition that’s based on the soon-to-be-replaced W222 S-Class.

$242,950 gets you the best of German luxury

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition Exterior
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That's right, the S 650 Night Edition costs just a little over $240k.

It is supposed to poach some customers from the likes of Bentley Flying Spur ($214,600) and Rolls-Royce Ghost ($314,400), and to do that, it’s been fitted with (a lot of) goodies from Stuttgart’s top shelf.

First up, the engine. Handcrafted, of course. The 6.0-liter biturbo V-12 cranks out 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, enough to zap from naught to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. But no, it won’t crack your kidneys in the process. Needless to say, power and torque reach the rear wheels via the silky-smooth 7G-Tronic Plus gearbox, and top speed is capped at 155 mph.

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition Exterior
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The S 650 Night Edition comes standard with Merc’s Magic Body Control suspension, so you won’t have to worry about bumps and potholes despite the fact that this whole thing sits on massive 20-inch wheels. Yeah, they’re fancy alright thanks to the smoked effect, but not too apt at soaking up road imperfections. The suspension, however, fixes that.

Then there’s the interior. For the Night Edition only, Mercedes-Maybach threw in the likes of Exclusive Nappa Leather upholstery, Night Edition leather floor mats, as well as carbon fiber deco bits and bobs that go hand in hand with the carbon fiber rear spoiler and Obsidian Black exterior paint.

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition Interior
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That, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what other goodies the special edition brings inside the cabin:

  • executive rear seats with power calf rests
  • 64-color ambient lighting
  • leather-covered door sills
  • wood/leather steering wheel
  • Burmester 3D surround sound system

Final Word

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With just 15 cars up for grabs, the 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition is poised to become sold out in no time. That’s because luxury sells even in times of economical turmoil and while the car world is saturated with special editions left, right, and center, few carmakers can really pull off such a limited run of vehicles like Mercedes-Benz or Mercedes-Maybach, for that matter.

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition Exterior
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Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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