It goes without saying that a Mercedes-Benz S-Class is already a luxurious machine. That said, if you’re looking to truly up the ante, there’s only one choice: the Mercedes-Maybach S 650. These exquisite vehicles are the ground equivalent of a private jet, and the ride of choice for figurative and literal royalty. Just take a look at this stunning Designo Diamond White example.
Now, you’d expect a machine of this caliber to come with a crazy power plant, and given that it’s packing a 621-horsepower twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12, the Maybach delivers in spades. That’s enough poke to rocket this all 5000-plus pounds of pure opulence from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds. But for once, we’re not really concerned about the greasy bits. Because if you’re driving a Maybach yourself? You’re doing it wrong — the back seat is where it’s at.
The Maybach is eight inches longer than the S-Class it’s based on, which means there’s legroom for days, and the seats are no ordinary seats. Along with heated and cooling functions, there’s a power-operated leg rest, and a hot stone-style massage function. Each passenger also gets their own infotainment screen, along with wireless headphones, in the event they don’t want to utilize the extraordinary Burmester sound system, which was designed in tandem with the car. Of course, every touch point is covered with black Nappa leather, and even while underway, the cabin is serenely silent.
Check out our gallery of the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 below, and if you’re looking for a truly regal ride, contact AutoNation-affiliated Mercedes-Benz of South Bay to arrange a test drive. Just make sure to bring your chauffeur, so you can fully experience the glorious backseat.