A barely disguised prototype of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class "Maybach" has been spied undergoing final testing around the Nürburgring.

A barely disguised prototype of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class "Maybach" has been spied undergoing final testing around the Nürburgring.

In terms of design there's not much to talk about since the longer S-Class rumored to receive the Maybach nameplate will look virtually the same as the standard models with the exception of the stretched wheelbase. The bigger distance between the two axles will command longer rear doors while the third side windows camouflaged on this prototype will be positioned after the rear doors.

The vehicle is believed to be 5600mm long with a 3665mm wheelbase granting additional legroom for rear passengers. It will be offered at least in S600 and S65 AMG guises but most likely other engines will be available as well.

According to the latest report, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach will be introduced at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China in November.

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