A Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been filmed in a parking lot ahead of the model's market launch scheduled for next month.

A Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been filmed in a parking lot ahead of the model's market launch scheduled for next month.

It takes a keen eye to spot the visual differences between the regular S-Class and its Maybach sibling but the latter does come with 66mm shorter rear doors while the third side windows are positioned after the doors to create the "feeling of exceptional privacy and exclusivity." Compared to a LWB S-Class, the Maybach model is 200mm longer (at 5453mm) and all the added length can be seen in the stretched wheelbase which now stands at 3365mm. Other exterior changes include Maybach-specific alloy wheels, the compulsory badging & lettering along with a slightly reworked front grille.

Most of the changes have occurred inside the cabin, specifically in the back where passengers are pampered with an enormous amount of legroom and standard executive seats. These have backrests and cushions individually adjustable while the standard chauffeur package adds 77mm more legroom to the rear seat occupant on the front passenger side. If this isn't enough, the front passenger seat can be folded forward to grant an extended reclining position of the rear seat.

As a reminder, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is billed as being the "quietest car in the world" and will be initially available in the S600 specification with a V12 twin-turbo 6.0-liter outputting 530 HP & 830 Nm. Shortly after its market introduction, the range-topping S-Class will also be offered as an S500 model with a V8 4.7-liter bi-turbo generating 455 HP & 700 Nm along with a lesser S400 4MATIC packing a V6 3.0-liter with 333 HP & 480 Nm. Don't hold your breath for AMG versions as Daimler has excluded this possibility.

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