Mercedes-Benz embraces all the challenges that come with setting the standards and benchmarks that other luxury vehicles aspire to. If you are looking for ultimate luxury then your search is over.
In this article, we chose to tell you about the best of the best, luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The brief history of Mercedes-Benz
Before we talk about Mercedes-Benz luxury limousines, we wanted to tell you a bit about the Mercedes-Benz itself.
Their slogan “Das beste oder nichts” when translated to English says “The best or nothing”. As the Mercedes name associates to prestige, luxury, and the best this slogan is very fitting.
One of Mercedes Benz co-founders Karl Benz is very often given the credit of producing the first car, not Ford as many may believe.
The Benz Patent Motor Wagon from 1886 that Karl Benz created was one of the most outstanding discoveries of the time.
The other co-founder of the company is Gottlieb Daimler. In 1901 he produced a vehicle that he gave the name Mercedes. Gottlieb Daimler also created the first gas-powered engine that could be used in automobiles.
In 1925 they merged their two companies Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie into the Daimler-Benz motor company which evolved into the Mercedes-Benz motor company of today.
With this history, it is no wonder that Mercedes S class is the most reliable car in the world.
The iconic three-point star emblem we know today was not the original emblem of the company. The emblem had several different designs. There are two that stand out the most.
The first one was created in 1909 by the Benz & Cie. This emblem had the tree point star surrounded by a laurel wreath.
In 1925 during a merger of the two oldest automobile manufacturers in the world they choose the tree point star surrounded by solid silver circle to stand for their brand.
What does the Mercedes-Benz logo mean?
The tree point star represents the land, sea, and air. The company states that the meaning of this emblem is the desire to have their engines dominating these three. Their goal is universal motorization with their motors being the best.
The Mercedes S-Class, German for a special class, is a series of luxury sedans produced by the Mercedes Benz, the German automaker. The Mercedes S-class has four different lengths.
- The regular version of the sedan
- The long-wheelbase derivate
- Maybach version which is stretched even further
Let’s talk about Maybach first.
Maybach was initially a luxury car brand, but it went out of business in the 1940s. Mercedes revived the Maybach name in about 2003 to create the ultimate luxury brand to rival Rolls Royce.
But the cars they produced were huge flops. They looked too much like the regular S-class and no one was paying the big money they were asking. It was a big failure and Mercedes quickly pulled the plug on the Maybach project.
But they still owned the Maybach name and wanted to use it. This is when they came up with a different strategy. Instead of creating Maybach as a separate product, it would instead be a top-end trim level of regular Mercedes models.
They started with the S-class. The new and improved s class is offered in two versions V8 and V12.
Mercedes Maybach s650
Mercedes Maybach s650 is a luxury sedan that people feel infatuated with as soon as they see it. The subtle changes in speed and performance make this model stand out as one of the best high-end vehicles on the market.
This luxury sedan, first manufactured in 2019, combines exclusive innovative features with two style options that elevate your driving experience.
Mercedes Maybach s650 exterior features
- Redesigned front grill
- Polished chrome accents at the front
- Stardust effect taillamps
- Additional legroom
- Two-tone paint finish
- Exclusive wheelsets
- Chrome V-shaped pillar
- Double M emblem
The redesigned front grille has vertical sled design similar to the Maybach Zeppelins of the 1930s. It creates an exclusive identity to this luxury sedan.
Polished chrome accents highlight the front drawing attention to the advanced LED intelligent light system with ultra-wide beam headlights.
The stardust effect tail lamps add to the majesty, grace, and presence of this luxury sedan.
It has 8 inches (approximately 20 cm) of additional rear legroom for further comfort of its passengers.
The two-tone paint finish is available in nine color combinations. It is hand-painted by highly trained experts in the Maybach Manufaktur workshop.
There are 4 exclusive wheel options available.
Chrome V-shaped pillar stands between the front and the rear window.
The double-M emblem stands for Maybach Manufacture. This is a unique recognition of Wilhelm Maybach, a king of engineers in his day. This is a legendary logo that connects the past with the present.
Mercedes Maybach s650 interior features
Mercedes Maybach’s s650 interior cabin is a contemporary design sanctuary overflowing with advanced technology. As soon as you get in the car you are surrounded by luxury. The interior features are:
- Nappa leather
- Designo Magnolia Flowing lines trim
- The Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system
- The rear-seat entertainment system
- Ambient lighting design
- Glass panorama sunroof
- Magic sky control
- The wide array of standard features
The complete interior of Mercedes Maybach is covered with hand-tailored Nappa leather. It covers every surface, even the ceiling. It is available in 3 different color options. You can choose from copper, gold, or platinum colored topstitching.
The designo magnolia flowing trim lines option is exclusive to Mercedes Maybach S-Class. It is created from handpicked wood to complement the sweeping lines of the cabin interior.
The Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system allows you to truly experience the music. There are 26 speakers and 1190-watt amp that delivers outstanding music reproduction.
The rear-seat entertainment system of Mercedes Maybach s650 includes 2 flat screens and wireless remotes for individual use.
The interior ambient lighting design is very customizable. You can choose between 64 colors. It has over 300 LEDs and 3 color zone combinations.
Glass panorama sunroof in the Mercedes Maybach provides a breathtaking sky view. The front panel can tilt up for ventilation, or slide over for an open-air feeling. The power shades overhead, behind, and at side windows offer protection from the sun and provide privacy.
Magic sky control is a technology that alters the transparency of the panoramic roof. It minimizes the amount of thermal energy that enters the cabin and blocks the UV rays.
The Mercedes Maybach s650 offers a wide array of standard features including executive back seats with a 43-degree recline. A folding front passenger seat, heated and ventilated seats with massage features among others.
This luxury sedan is powered by a 6.0L V12 bi-turbo engine.
There is so much more that we can tell you about this luxury sedan but, all in all, if you want to enjoy opulence and luxury the Mercedes Maybach s650 is for you.
The 2019 Mercedes Maybach s600 Pullman Guard
The Pullman name had the meaning of luxuriously spacious and extremely comfortable railway coaches built by the American Pullman Palace Car Company.
In 1920 the name Pullman started to be used with additional meaning. In the car industry, it represented large, comfortable touring cars as well as the prestigious limousines with separate driver’s seat and passenger compartment.
From then the Mercedes Benz uses the name Pullman to offer limousines with a very spacious rear to its customers.
The 2019 Mercedes Maybach s600 Pullman Guard is as the top of the line as it can go. It is an ultra-expensive Gard version of the Pullman vehicles. It takes a year and a half for it to be made.
This vehicle is armored to protect the passengers from any danger they may face. Even the tires are bulletproof.
It is stretched to a whopping six and a half meters (256 inches). This is a very heavy vehicle that weighs 5.6 tons (11,200) pounds. The engine that can move this beast is a twin-turbo V12 engine with 523 horsepower and 900 Newton-meters of torque.
The price tag of the Mercedes Maybach s600 is unsurprisingly very high. It costs around 1.5 million dollars. It is the most expensive model you can buy from the Mercedes if you don’t consider already sold out AMG One.
This car is made for the heads of states, diplomats, royalty, or any individuals who are in high risk. It offers them complete safety. It has the highest level of VR 9 and is also blast resistant.
The Mercedes Maybach s600 is a flagship model for the Maybach family. The complete design is done by Mercedes but they outsource it to Brabus to do the extension.
You can barely see the special protection equipment from the outside. The basic structure is reinforced and integrated into the protection of the bodyshell allowing for outstanding strength and stability.
The rear windows are armored and there is the steel bulkhead positioned behind the seats for an even higher level of protection.
The overall protection is up to the VR9 protection class standard. This includes glass areas. It also is blast resistant and meets Directive ERV 2010 requirements. It would take a lot of firepower to compromise the lives of the 2019 Mercedes Maybach s600 Pullman Guard’s passengers.
Spacious and luxurious Pullman Guard`s interior
The 2019 Mercedes Maybach s600 Pullman Guard has all extravagant features of the Maybach series as well as plenty of space.
The standard equipment is all leather upholstery, partition from the driver, and reclining executive seats with adjustable footrests. There are many customizations available to the customers too.
Four passengers can enjoy the journey in the rear compartment in the face to face seats.
The partition between the chauffeur and the passengers is enough to allow some privacy between the passengers and the driver. It can turn opaque by simply pressing a button. This is possible because highly electrically conductive polymer material is integrated into the glass.
The crystals become transparent when the electricity flows through them. As soon as the power is shut off, they turn opaque again.
The interior has all the features of the Mercedes Maybach s650 and some more.
This beast of a car’s speed is limited to 160km/h due to its size and weight.
The thickness of the windows on the Mercedes Maybach s600 is impressive, it has bulky doors, sirens, and flashing lights. There are also flagpoles available and emergency buttons are integrated into one of the cupholders.
One very interesting feature is an external communication system. This system has a loudspeaker and a microphone that allow conversation with the outside world without even opening the door. This comes in very handy in high-risk situations. It is also good for eavesdropping.
The 2019 Mercedes Maybach s600 Pullman Guard in retrospective:
- 6 and a half meters long
- 5.6-ton vehicle
- Twin-turbo V12 engine with 523 horsepower and 900 Newton-meters of torque
- Spacious and luxurious interior
Mercedes-Benz V-class is based on the massive Vito van and because of that, it has even more space than regular large MPVs, for example, Ford Galaxy.
The current generation of the V-class is fourth and comes in various forms. You can choose from a standard, long, or extra-long and pick between two diesel models.
You can also choose from several interior types. AMG design stands out as having a more aggressive, sporty design.
Mercedes-Benz V class is offered not only as an MVP but also as a campervan. Up to four people can sleep in it. It has a kitchenette too. The campervan is known as the V-Class Marco Polo.
The V-Class has been revamped in 2019 with new styling tweaks to the interior and exterior with new engines and new automatic gearbox.
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class comes in two lengths long (5m) and extra-long (5,2m). The height is 1,8m and it is 2,2m wide.
There are 7 V-Class model lines and those are:
- AMG Line
- Sport Marco Polo Horizon
- AMG Line Marco Polo Horizon
- Sport Marco polo
- AMG Line Marco Polo
Out of these 7 model lines we chose to tell you about the Exclusive line.
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Exclusive
This model is a pinnacle of the very popular Mercedes-Benz V-Class.
It is a particularly luxurious variant of the MVP that brings comfort, functionality, and style of the V-Class to an even higher level. It comes with a price tag of at least 106000 euros to prove it.
Parking of this vehicle would be a bit tricky if there weren’t for a 360 degrees camera to help you. The Driving Assistance package is a cherry on top of a cake when it comes to its exceptional safety standards.
The overall appearance of this MVP is very eye-catching and it comes with a sports suspension. It is a mix of elegant trim in brushed aluminum look. The air vents are chrome.
It has a panoramic sliding sunroof that will make your journey even more enjoyable. The front part is an electric glass sliding roof and the back part is fixed glass. It is 1,90 by 1,12 meters big. This size makes it the largest glass sunroof in the mid-size van segment. It comes with a two-section electric sunblind.
The dashboard is covered with leather by master crafted topstitching. All armrests, as well as the seats, are covered in high-quality Nappa leather.
The large center console has a cooler compartment integrated into it and a padded armrest for elevated comfort.
It has LED-illuminated thermo cup holders in the back and two cup holders in the front. There is also a five-liter cooler box installed.
USB connections, SD card slot, MP3 players, and many others are installed for the ultimate riding experience.
The seats are electrically adjustable for the driver and front passenger. These seats come with active seat ventilation. The single seats in the rear are climatized.
There will be no problem in communication between the driver and the passengers in the back due to the front-to-rear voice amplification. It is a part of the Burmester surround sound system which includes 16 high-performance loudspeakers among which is a bass-reflex loudspeaker.
Ultimate luxury can be experienced in MVP vehicles too. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Exclusive is true evidence of this. It has proven to be a grand performer when it comes to luxury, comfort, and high tech.
The final words
We choose these three Mercedes luxury vehicles as true representatives of what Mercedes-Benz is actually capable of doing.
They truly set the standard in luxury transportation that everyone tries to live up to.