Daily Driver: 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600
Daily Driver videos are micro-reviews of vehicles in the Autoblog press fleet, featuring impressions from the staffers that drive them every day. Today’s Daily Driver features the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600, reviewed by Adam Morath and Greg Migliore.
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Adam: [00:00:03] Hi, I’m Adam Morath for Autoblog and I busted out the bowtie for today’s Daily Driver because we are in a 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600. Now, this is like the S-Class on caviar. They’ve taken one of the most refined vehicles in the world, dropped a V12 under the hood and added tons of content, but it’s also one of the rare examples where the best place for review the car is not from the drivers’ seat. I’m going to kick it back to my associate,
[00:30:00] Greg Migliore to tell you a little bit more about this car.
Greg: All right, well thanks, Adam. It’s really great to be rolling around in Birmingham with my footmen… I mean co-worker, Adam. I’m in the back of the S600 here. This Maybach is spectacular in so many ways back here. I’m really up to my elbows, up to my waist in heated leather. Everything here is heated. It’s a really, really, bespoke setting. Now, it’s almost 3:00. I think, you know, happy hour is near. I could go for a drink.
[00:01:00] The Maybach has you covered. Pop this right down, you’re going to pull this out right here where my liquor is chilling and there is a nice faster right here in the center console where you can put your goblet down and these prongs stick out and wrap around the stem of the base, so you know, if Adam hits a bump here, hey, I’m cool, it’s no problem. Now, while I’m back here, there’s so many things I can do. There’s a tablet in front of me.
[00:01:30] There’s a remote control, light very aerodynamic if there is such a thing for a remote. I’m going to tune up the radio here, put on some, I think I’ll tune up the symphony hall, because that is what is appropriate in this vehicle. I can also queue up a massage if I would like. All jokes aside though. The Maybach is big business for Mercedes. They brought this name back recently because there’s a different sort of value than just a standard S class and that actually allows them to capitalize
[00:02:00] on a pretty lucrative market. It starts at about $ 190 and I can tell you for sure this is not an entry level car, so I’m sure we’re looking at over $ 200, in that range, but you get a lot. Obviously, all the inside creature comforts are downright decadent. You’ve got a V12 underneath the hood with more than 500 horsepower and more than 600 power-feet of torque. That’s a beast. It’s a big car. It’s a little barge like. That’s still a big engine. I can’t think of that many V12’s left on the market.
[00:02:30] Of course, you can get one in the S 65 AMG and there’s a lot of other exotic vehicles that offer it, but you don’t see too many in a sedan, if you will. All right, so that’s our daily driver in the Mercedes-Maybach S600. Really enjoyed it and toss it back to Adam, who is at the wheel.
Adam: All right, Greg. Thanks for that. I think it’s just about time that maybe we trade places. For Autoblog, and Greg Migliore, I’m Adam Morath. [00:03:00]