The luxury Mercedes-Maybach S580 received a nice carbon fiber exterior package, some bright interior updates, topped off with a modest power boost, giving this luxury business sedan a more refined look and improved agility on the road
Brabus has released its take on the most luxurious Mercedes-Benz out there, the Mercedes-Maybach S580. Called the Brabus 600, it features a subtle carbon fiber body kit, not-so-subtle interior upgrades featuring an all-turqoise interior, and a nice power boost for the car’s V8 engine. In turn, the Brabus 600 is another step up from the already luxurious take on the S-Class, something that a lot of would-be buyers will definitely like.
For the exterior, the large business sedan received carbon fiber bumper intake surrounds, a prominent carbon fiber splitter, and diffuser trim. Furthermore, the chrome accents have been replaced by a dark Shadow Chrome finish, combined with a new set of Shadow Gray 22-inch BRABUS Monoblock M “Platinum Edition” forged wheels. And to be honest, these look fantastic and are reminiscent of gorgeous wheels we’ve seen added to the S-Class historically, which provides a perfect match for this long vehicle. In addition, the exterior also received Barbus Masterpiece badges on the front fenders and the D-pillars.
If the exterior upgrades are subtle and well-thought-of, the interior is a completely different story. Unlike the understated, dark & classy exterior, the interior comes with a rather bright change, something we definitely want to see switched over to black or dark brown leather. The new Turquoise Blue leather upholstery covers most surfaces on the inside of the cabin, with a Brabus-specific “Seashell Diamond” quilting and black piping adding texture. Not everyone’s cup of tea, I give you that, but Brabus seems to know their customers and their specific requirements probably better than all of us, so there you go. Furthermore, the turquoise upgrades are somewhat offset by the carbon fiber center tunnel, dashboard, and door inserts.
Equipment-wise, the Brabus 600 comes with almost all the bells and whistles. Things like the ventilated and heated independent rear seats, fully digital cockpit, and fancy ambient lighting are present, but we wouldn’t expect anything less.
The performance upgrades
While the exterior and interior mods are most visible to everyone, Brabus is most known for its performance upgrades on these cars. Thanks to upgraded software on this S580, the 4.0 litre V8 engine now develops 591 horsepower and 800Nm (590lb-ft) of torque – a slight power increase from the 496 horsepower the stock engine delivers. In turn, this brings it closer to the numbers that the V12 flagship – the powerful S680 – delivers.
Thanks to the power output increase, the Brabus 600 will accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 4.5 seconds – 0.3 seconds faster than the stock vehicle. In turn, it matches the 0-100 times of the S680. The speed is still the electronically limited 250km/h (188mph), as Brabus considers this to be a luxurious flagship, not something you would need to drive over that speed.
Brabus hasn’t announce pricing for the tuned Maybach. Given that the tuner already offers a more powerful derivative of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, it is safe to assume that we will see more Brabus-tuned Maybach-branded S-Class models in the future. In the meantime, grab a detailed look at the Brabus 600 in the video & media gallery right below.
Source: Brabus VIA CarScoops