After being teased last week, here we have it, the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet with its wraps taken off at the Los Angeles Motor Show. Limited to just 300 examples worldwide, the ultra-luxury carmaker has injected a heavy dose of bling into the Mercedes-Benz S65 Cabriolet. Not that the S65 is in need of it anyway.
Asking price? Oh just 300,000 Euros (that’s about RM1.4 mil) nett, regardless of specification. Compared to the S-class, the S650 features a new front bumper with extensive chrome highlights, discreet Maybach emblem, puddle lights that projects the Maybach logo and 20-inch Maybach forged wheels. However, rest assured that Maybach did not ask its customers to fork out €300k for a pimped out S65 as the interior gets a massive touch of fine craftsmanship on top of all the optional extras you get in a regular S65.
Based on the interior theme “Everything flows”, the S650’s features a fully hand-crafted leather-trimmed upholstery. The seats upholstery now feature a waterfall-like look, achieved by using progressive perforations and diamond quilting on the side bolsters.
Unique interior trim pieces can be altered for each vehicle based on the colour and grain choice. Inside the S650, there are numerous Maybach logos, from the embroidery in the headrest to the steering wheel and a chromed plated numbered lettering to remind you that this is no regular S-Class Coupe.
As an option, the interior can be further enhanced with “flowing lines” design that creates a yacht-like ambience inspired by the Mercedes-Benz Style “Arrow 460-Granturismo” yacht. There are nine additional colour concepts customers can spec their Maybach’s interior in and among the colours are a bold pastel yellow/black, talk about making a statement.
Under the hood of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is the same 6.0-litre biturbo V12 that produces 630 hp and 1,000 Nm found in the regular S65 S-Class Cabriolet. Drive is sent to the rear-wheels via a seven-speed G-Tronic automatic transmission. AIRMATIC suspension is also a standard issue here. Interestingly, performance figures are also identical to the car it is based on; 0 – 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with an electronically limited 250km/h top speed.
So, any takers for the Rolls-Royce Dawn’s competitor? Don’t forget that it’s a limited production unit and even comes with a car cover matching the soft top’s colour, travel bags made from the same cut of leather as the upholstery, Nappa-wrapped leather key ring which matches the interior colour and also a certificate of ownership. All for just RM1.4 million, nett!