Mercedes-Benz has released two teaser images of the extra-long wheelbase S-Class programmed to arrive at the Los Angeles and Guangzhou auto shows later this month.

Mercedes-Benz has released two teaser images of the extra-long wheelbase S-Class programmed to arrive at the Los Angeles and Guangzhou auto shows later this month.

Set to be commercialized with the "Mercedes-Maybach S600" moniker, the more luxurious S-Class will act as a successor of the defunct Maybach sub brand and will try to compete with the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Bentley Flying Spur. The visual tweaks will be subtle at best and will include stretched rear doors, updated C-pillars and a slightly modified front grille denoting the model's position within the range while the trunk will include the "Maybach" lettering.

Most of the changes will occur on the inside where there will be significantly more rear legroom with electronically-adjustable and reclining individual rear seats. There's going to be a higher level of customization available along with a more generous choice of materials and trims.

The "S600" name implies it will use a V12 6.0-liter twin-turbo engine generating 530 HP (390 kW) and 830 Nm (612 lb-ft) of torque but we won't be too surprised if Mercedes-Benz will bump the output a bit. We'll know for sure on November 18 when the range-topping S-Class will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Mercedes-Maybach S600 teased ahead of Los Angeles Auto Show reveal