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

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition Exterior
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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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The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Sedan represents the absolute pinnacle of luxury for the Mercedes-Maybach brand in the U.S. market, offering refined spaciousness, unparalleled comfort and effortless power to meet even the most discerning standards. Today Mercedes-Benz USA unveiled the highly exclusive new S 650 Maybach Night Edition featuring unique and distinctive black and carbon fiber elements. Available for the 2020 model year, this stunning special edition is limited to just 15 units and is only available for the U.S. market.

Equipped with a handcrafted 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine producing 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, the Maybach S 650 is the most powerful in the Mercedes- Maybach sedan lineup and can rocket from zero to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. The MAGIC BODY CONTROL® suspension features a camera that automatically scans the road ahead to proactively counteract bumps and dips for a supremely smooth ride, and it will even lean into curves like a slaloming skier for more dynamic handling. Key highlights that set the Night Edition apart include the exclusive interior carbon fiber trim in the front and rear of the vehicle, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, and shadow “smoked” 20” Maybach forged wheels. Finished with Obsidian Black exterior paint and Exclusive Nappa Leather upholstery in Porcelain and Black, this exclusive Edition is complemented by Night Edition leather floor mats and a trunk mat in black with porcelain edges, while Night Edition badges also adorn the front fenders and interior trim.

As a benchmark in the super-luxury segment, the Maybach S 650 sets new standards in its sumptuous interior with features such as two executive rear seats with a 43-degree recline angle and power calf rests, front and rear seats with massage feature, a wood/leather steering wheel and leather covered door sills and seat consoles, extended interior ambient lighting in the rear cabin and rear seat entertainment.

Arriving now in U.S. showrooms, the 2020 S 650 Maybach Night Edition is priced at

Mercedes-Maybach Sedan Standard Equipment Highlights

V12 radiator grille with MAYBACH lettering
Executive seats in rear with 43-degree recline angle and power calf rests
64-color ambient loghting and extended interior ambient lighting in rear cabin
Leather covered door sills and seat consoles
Wood/leather steering wheel
Dual 12.3” high-resolution displays merged beneath glass panel
Frtont and rear seats with massage function
Front and rear heated and ventilated seats
Ambient lighting with 64 colors
Head-Up Display
LED Intelligent Light System with Ultra Wide Beam headlamps and Adaptive Highbeam Assist
Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto
Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Driver Assistance Package
Night View Assist Plus
AIRMATIC® semi-active air suspension

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