On tests a prototype of a new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is noticed.July 26, 2019
The prototype of the German luxury news was seen on public roads. The presentation most likely will not happen until 2021.
Now, we can say that for the first time we are looking at the prototype of a luxury sedan from the Maybach division. Caught in anticipation of the red light at the crosshairs, the majestic sedan with its hefty body size looks somewhat ridiculous with these 19-inch wheels.
You can easily determine that the car in front of us is exactly a representative S-Class sedan in a luxurious Maybach performance, just by looking at the length of the rear doors.
Speaking of doors, take a look – there are no handles that stick out of the door. As we have seen on the prototypes of the standard S-Class, the flagship model of the new generation will get retractable door handles to make the side profile look a bit smoother, while at the same time improving aerodynamics. Short front and long rear overhangs are similar to what you find on the outgoing Maybach S-class, and we can say the same about the cabin.
Moving forward, the prototype shows that it has already received its serial headlights, which surround a shiny false radiator grille with numerous vertical slats. We can also see generous air intakes with a chrome rim at the corners of the bumper – another signal that the car had a final (serial) body.
At the rear, the full-size, elongated sedan had LED tail lights extending to the rear door to make the car seem even wider and more impressive. These tailpipes seem to be related to the actual exhaust of the car — usually, these linings are installed for beauty, and the real tailpipes are hidden underneath.
It will take some time before we see the Maybach S-Class on the official images, as logic tells us that the official presentation of a very expensive and chic new item will not happen until 2021, given that the standard version of the flagship sedan (W223) will be shown in some point in 2020.
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