In Russia, they began to sell a “simplified” Mercedes-Maybach S 450 4Matic – the recommended retail price of such a limousine is 16,780,000 rubles. The key difference between the novelty is a moderately hybrid power plant with an in-line 3.0-liter “turbo-six” (367 horsepower, 500 Nm). Buyers of the “four hundred and fiftieth” version will be able to save 3.13 million rubles relative to the “older” Mercedes-Maybach S 580 4Matic with a V8 engine (4.0 liters, 503 horsepower, 700 Nm).
The 16 percent reduction in the starting price is due not only to the abandonment of the V8 in favor of the in-line “six” – the “four hundred and fiftieth” version lacks some options.
The difference is in the nuances: for example, you will have to pay extra for front seats with massage, a folding table on the second row, open-pore wood trim, an augmented reality projection display or Digital Light headlights, while the “580th” modification has all of the above at once.
However, the Mercedes-Maybach S 450 4Matic has its advantages beyond the price. A six-cylinder limousine is at least 15 percent more economical than an eight-cylinder (fuel consumption in the combined cycle varies from 8.4 to 9.3 liters per 100 kilometers). The only external difference between the novelty is the nameplate on the trunk lid.
The six-cylinder Mercedes-Maybach S-Class in the back of the Z223 is a kind of exclusive. In addition to Russia, this version is offered only in China, and in China, the limousine has a similar power plant, but the index is different – S 480 4Matic, and not S 450 4Matic.
There are many options, but for the “junior” Mercedes-Maybach S 450 4Matic, some of the personalization options are not available. For example, a six-cylinder limousine cannot be two-tone. However, the E-Active Body Control suspension (780 thousand rubles), a fully controlled chassis with a 10-degree rear wheel rotation angle (156 thousand rubles) or a 4D audio system 650 thousand rubles) are in the configurator of the “four hundred and fiftieth” version.
So far, only Mercedes-Maybach S 580 4Matic is available at Russian dealers – eight-cylinder limousines began to be delivered in December. Soon the first customers will receive top versions with a V12 engine (from 28,440,000 rubles), but the six-cylinder Maybachs will not reach dealers until spring.
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