2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 20, 2020

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They Say: Do it big, Do it right, and Do it in Style. Seems like the Maybach religiously follows the saying! It transports you, first to a sumptuous world, and then to your destination! While Mercedes AMG editions are inclined more towards sportiness, the Maybach is more about supreme feels.

Speaking of the year 2021, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which happens to be the car upon which the Maybach Sedan is based is set to witness a generation change. The same applies on the Maybach Sedan as well. For the year 2021, the Mercedes Maybach will be entering its second generation. The generation change brings along a number of revamps including even a change in the platform. Though there has been no official word about the price of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S60, yet we expect the bid to start around $173,000. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan is expected to reach the dealerships in late 2020. 

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Pros

Extraordinarily comfortable 

Marvelous set of rear-seat features

Gets a suite of most advanced safety features

Cons

Limited cargo space

What's New?

The sedan is all-new for 2021 as it undergoes a generation change


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Detailed Review video
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exterior video

Styles

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach in Black color
Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

5.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

5.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

3.0

6.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 560

S 560

power
463 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Premium Unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$173,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 560 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl 9A) Starting at $173,000 MSRP (16/19/25) 463 hp @ 5250 rpm, 4 L, V-8, Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 650

S 650

power
621 hp @ 4800 rpm
fuel
Premium Unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$202,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 650 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 7A) Starting at $202,550 MSRP (16/19/25) 621 hp @ 4800 rpm, 6 L, V-12, Premium Unleaded
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.5

Overall Rating


The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan will underpin an all new W223 platform, which is a major step-up from the predecesors’s W222 platform. The 2021 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan will supposedly get two engine options and will also introduce a mild-hybrid powertrain setup. 

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan is an ultimate luxurious salon that rests on the paradigm of opulence. However, it's not the only sedan that does this. The Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan locks its horns with rivals such as the BMW Alpina B7, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Bentley Flying Spur, and Maserati Quattroporte

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan 3 Quarter Front View
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan 3 Quarter Rear View

9.0/10
Features

5.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

5.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

3.0/10
Safety


2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Features

9.0/10

The Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan is all new for 2021. It replaces the W222 platform with a new W223 rendition. Moreover, a couple of spy shots that have surfaced lately show a completely revamped Maybach S-class. 

However, what’s expected to remain unchanged is the trim lineup. Just like its predecessor, the 2021 Mercedes Maybach Sedan will also come in two variants - S560 4Matic, and S650. The prices of the 2021 Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan are expected to begin from $173,000. 

Trim Maybach S560 4matic Maybach S650
MSRP $173,000 (expected) $202,550 (expected)
Key Features Adaptive cruise control In addition to or replaces, S560 features with
  4.0L bi-turbo V8 6.0L twin-turbo V12
  9-speed Automatic 7-speed automatic
  AWD RWD
  Adaptive Suspension 20" wheels
  12.3 INCH infotainment screen Exclusive Additional Packages
  Burmester sound system with 26 speakers  
  Automatic Parking  
  Telematics  
  Sun/Moonroof  

The major difference between the two is power related. The S650 with its V12 can crank out 621 horsepower and 738 cubic feet of torque which is huge in comparison to 463 horsepower and 516 cubic feet of torque by the peppy V8 in the S560. Moreover, the S560 gets a standard AWD configuration, whereas the S650 does not get AWD at all. 

Apart from this basic powertrain and drivetrain difference there is not much to distinguish between these two sedans, as both of them are the embodiment and epitome of ultimate luxury and opulence. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Although modern cars today, that too with such a big badge, are undoubtedly designed with the notion that the buyer is a king, you can always check the reliability scores of a car before considering that investment.

As far as the Maybach is concerned, Edmunds experts give it an 8.4 out of 10 ratings overall and the US news scoreboard has given it a score of 9.1 out of 10. These scores are pretty impressive and you can release a sigh of relief!

JD Power reliability scores are worth considering because these are given very discreetly. So, JD Power has given it a reliability score of 3.5 out of 5! Again that’s good enough. Well bagged Maybach!

Talking of ownership costs, first of all, the acquisition costs are different for different cities. Car prices vary from state to state all across the US. The main reasons being the different levels of state taxes as well as the destination charges and dealer discounts. The prices of the Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan have over the time remained almost the same everywhere with just slight deviations, which is a usual case with cars of this segment. 

Ownership costs are not just buying costs. You need to know how much it will take to own that vehicle for at least 5 years. Various taxes, insurances, maintenance and repair costs, etc. are supposed to be taken into consideration for the same. Various tools are available online for calculating the true cost to own a vehicle. Also, you can buy some service packages to cover a large part of these expenses. 

Warranty

Warranty is your written guarantee by the manufacturer and the one offered by Maybach is more than just satisfactory.

The warranty conditions go as follows:

Criteria

Period

Basic

4 years or 50000 miles whichever is earlier

Corrosion

4 years or 50000 miles whichever is earlier

Drivetrain

4 years or 50000 miles whichever is earlier

Roadside Assistance

4 years or 50000 miles whichever is earlier

The Mercedes Benz Maybach has never settled for less in case of warranty criteria and ensures peace of mind which gives assurance that your car is protected against the uncertainties but it doesn’t offer scheduled complimentary maintenance in its portfolio.

Miles per Dollar

Miles Per dollar helps in estimating the budget of the buyer and provides a realistic approach to buy vehicles. But looking over the data cost to drive 1 mile is 0.0984 dollars, so to put things in perspective the Mercedes Benz Maybach S560 offers around 10.16 miles per dollar.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Buying Advice

No doubt, both the trims are laden with luxury inside and out, but if you want a more power-packed and performance-focused saloon, then S650 is the one for you. It churns out more power with that more powerful engine. It also comes with a rear-wheel-drive. There is more offering for the interior materials and also more optional packages. But then don’t forget about the price margin! It’s huge.

Is buying a used Maybach a good idea?

Second-hand luxury is not actually luxury. While you may get a used Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan at a very low price because its value depreciates really fast, we do not advise buying a used Maybach. Maintenance of the car will be like owning a new car only and hence it’s not a judicious investment.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Engine and Performance

5.0/10

The existing Maybach features a V8 and V12 bi-turbo engine. For 2021, it is speculated that either one or both of them will be supplemented by hybrid systems or the V12 will be discontinued and only V8 will shake hands with hybrid technology. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan has 4.0L bi-turbo V8 Engine

The current output figures with the V8 coupled with 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission, stand at 463 horsepower and 516 cubic feet of torque which are less than those offered by the rivals in the segment, but things will definitely change if this hybridization steps in. Get ready for brawnier Maybach fellas!

Models

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S560

BMW Alpina B7Xdrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte

MSRP

$173000

$142800

$151500

$214600

$137980

Engine

4.0L bi-turbo V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

4.0L premium V8

6.0L turbocharged W12

3.8L premium V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed Sports Automatic

8-speed PDK auto-shift with manual

8-speed automated manual

8-speed ZF automatic

Power(hp@RPM)

463hp @ 5250 rpm

600hp @ 5500 rpm

550hp @ 5750 rpm

626hp @ 6000 rpm

523hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque(lb-ft@RPM)

516lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

590lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

567lb-ft @ 1960 rpm

664lb-ft @ 1350 rpm

524lb-ft @ 3000rpm

2021 Mercedes Maybach sedan Acceleration and Braking Performance

The Maybach does not top the chart for speed either. Sprinting from rest to 60mph in 4.6 seconds, it lags behind the swiffer sportiest Porsche Panamera Turbo and Bentley Flying Spur with a good margin. BMW Alpina and Maserati Quattroporte stand close enough at 4.5 and 4.7 seconds respectively. With a top speed of 205 mph, this extensive beauty covers a quarter-mile in 12.5 seconds.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan Accelerate 0-60 MPH in 4.6 sec

The brakes are efficient enough to inspire confidence in the driver and stop from 60mph to 0 in 114ft. Impressive braking Maybach!

Models

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S560

BMW Alpina B7Xdrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.6

4.5

3.3

3.7

4.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

12.5

12.9

11.7

NA

13.3

Top-Speed (MPH)

205

155

190

207

191

Engine

4.0L bi-turbo V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

4.0L premium V8

6.0L turbocharged W12

3.8L premium V8

Emissions (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @15k mi/yr)

9.4

8.8

8.4

NA

10.3

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Everything else that is on offer is supposed to be traded off with fuel efficiency! The Maybach keeps craving for fuel as its adversaries do.

For 2021, the EPA estimates stand at 16 mpg for city roads, 25 mpg while cruising on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. 

Models

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S560

BMW Alpina B7Xdrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte

MPG (City)

16

17

18

12

15

MPG (Highway)

25

25

25

19

22

MPG (Combined)

19

20

21

15

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.1

20.6

23.7

23.8

21.1

Range(city/hwy/combined)(miles)

338/528/401

350/515/412

427/593/497

286/452/357

317/464/358

The expected mpg figures of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S560 are slightly better than the Bentley and Maserati and tad lower than the Alpina and Panamera. So Maybach stands at an average position currently but the game will change if hybridization steps in.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Interior

5.0/10

How much luxury is too much luxury? When inside a Mercedes, you cannot decide. It is impeccable and how! While the exact details of the interiors are yet to be official, we know from the existing model that it is going to a home away from home. The major part of that big sticker price is justified by the interiors of this saloon! This seductress spoils you with class. The interiors have been adorned with top-class materials be it leather, wood veneers, or other metal elements. The seats are exceptionally supportive and also have EASY ADJUST head restraint. Seats are both heated and cooled as per requirement and have memory settings. The rear seats are reclining. With the Rear Seat Comfort package, you can have an ENERGIZING massage function! Hello heaven?! If these are not enough, you can have additions like a refrigerator at the back! You’ll probably start living more inside your car then!

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan Cockpit Area

The multifunction steering wheel is also hugged by leather/wood. The door panels are illuminated and flaunt Maybach's lettering. You rest your feet on high-pile floor mats. You can select themes and control zones with the 64-color ambient lighting. Wireless phone charging is available.

Talking of space, it is splendid. Only the legroom at the back is a little less than that offered by the competitors.

Models

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S560

BMW Alpina B7Xdrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

42.3/59.7/41.4

39.9/59.2/41.4

NA

37.4/NA/42.0

NA

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.9/58.7/40.0

38.9/57.7/44.4

NA

37.0/NA/43.0

NA

The cargo space however is a downer. It is only 12.3 cubic feet. Oops, you need to cut down the extras mate! But for your little items, you will find ample space in the door pockets or for that matter the big center console.

How’s the infotainment system?

About technology, it is often said that – “It’s still magic, even if you know how it is done”. And you live this quote when you are inside a Maybach. It is loaded with tech and features that you’ll fall in love with head over heels. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan Infotainment System

The 12.3-inch infotainment system is at your service for entertainment, navigation, and much more. Joie de vivre rear passengers! You get your entertainment screen as well. The center console has some easy to use control buttons. With Mercedes Me Connect, you can get every detail about your sports babe. The standard features comprise of the following:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Voice Control Navigation
  • Burmester Audio System with 26 speakers
  • USB Ports
  • HD radio
  • Bluetooth
  • SiriusXM
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach basic Sedan cockpit area
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach basic Sedan front seats
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach basic Sedan rear seats
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach basic Sedan wheel
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach basic Sedan steering wheel
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach basic Sedan speaker
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach basic Sedan door
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exterior

9.0/10

Why do you think the 2021 Maybach is getting that hype? Majorly because of the redesigning! When a Maybach crosses your path, you sigh in amazement. It’s an enchantress already. The 2021 model is rumored to get cosmetic changes and so the enthusiasts can’t keep calm. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan 

You should have a look at the spy shots to see how it flaunts its quirky grille with those vertical strips like a pro. The radiator grille also has Maybach's lettering on it. As if it was already not long enough, it is rumored to get an even longer wheelbase, all credits to the new W223 platform. 

Models

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S560

BMW Alpina B7Xdrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Bentley Flying Spur

Maserati Quattroporte

Curb Weight (lb)

5181

4820

4398

5372

4189

Length (inches)

215

206.7

198.8

209.3

207.2

Width (inches)

74.8

74.9

76.3

77.9

76.7

Height (inches)

59

58.7

56.1

58.4

58.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.2

5.6

NA

5.6

NA

Wheelbase (inches)

132.5

126.4

116.1

125.8

124.8

The charmer has a triple-band LED daytime running lamps and LED taillamps with a stardust effect. For 2021, the headlights are also expected to get slimmer.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan front view
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan front view
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan three quarter view
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan three quarter view
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan three quarter view
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan three quarter view
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan three quarter view
2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Sedan

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Safety

3.0/10

Mercedes cares for you and protects you like a guardian! It has excellent safety features so you drive relaxed and anxiety-free. It uses its sixth sense and has an awesome driver assistance package and also a rear seat safety package. The major highlights of the safety features are:

  • PRE SAFE Impulse
  • Adaptive High beam Assist Plus
  • Multibeam LED
  • Active brake assist
  • Night view assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Parking Assist
  • Magic Vision Control
  • Blind Spot Assist

The safety recalls have however not been issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration but then the company knows that you are spending a triple-digit figure on that deluxe carrier, so they give you the best of safety!

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Competition

Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan Vs BMW Alpina B7Xdrive

If you want to soak yourself in majestic grandeur, then Maybach is your thing. If you care for value for investment, then Alpina is what you need. It is a little less heavy on your pocket, gives better output, and almost equal (a little better in fact) speed and efficiency. The Maybach on the other hand simply stands out from the crowd and communicates confidence, comfort, and opulence.

BMW Alpina B7Xdrive

Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan Vs Porsche Panamera Turbo

Porsche is a sportier car and is track-inspired performance-focused. So if you are looking for a racy car with more power and speed Porsche will quench your thirst like none. If you wish to transport yourself to an ultra-deluxe world enriched with comfort and bombed with luxury, then Maybach is the one for you.

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan Vs Bentley Flying Spur

Comparing the cars with long bonnets, we'll see that Bentley succeeds in announcing it's commanding presence overall better than the Maybach and is a delight to drive. Its 6.0L W12 churns out much more power and this box on wheels aptly called the 'Flying' spur gives you flying speed! Maybach on the other hand is a car in which you'd like to travel. It's a heaven for passengers. The price difference is huge. So you better be sure of what you are looking for.

Bentley Flying Spur

Mercedes Benz Maybach Sedan Vs Maserati Quattroporte

Between Maserati and Maybach, we choose the Maybach. It has a distinctive experience and feels about it. Maybach is more palatial, magnificent, and offers you better speed and efficiency. But then regarding the sticker price difference, we have already given you a heads up in the comparison table above!

Maserati Quattroporte

 

2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Final Verdict

If 'king-size' is your lifestyle and your car is supposed to speak about your style statement, Maybach is going to solve your purpose and give you an unparalleled experience and satisfaction. It gives you everything top-notch, be it feels, technology or safety. Once in a lifetime, if you wish to own a dreamy car then Maybach is going to be that car without a doubt. With the rumors of supplementary hybrid technology and an overall exterior redesigning, there is all the more reason to be excited about this charmer!

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