In keeping with the Maybach sub-brands exlusive ethos the German automaker has equipped the update with a range of Maybach-specific styling elements first seen on the extravagant Maybach 6 concept car.
Set to make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show ahead of planned Australian deliveries later this year, the 2018 model year Mercedes-Maybach S-class sedan receives a bold new grille with vertical louvres together with an altered front bumper featuring added chrome within its lower section.
The new look front-end aims to provide the Maybach S-Class with greater visual differentiation to standard S-Class models and comes as Mercedes-Benz prepares to add to the Maybach line-up with other new models, including a plush new version of the upcoming third-generation GLS due to be unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show.
Further changes to the big four-door include a return to two-tone paint schemes. Available in nine different colour combinations, it comes in combination with a double clear coat finish as a further option for darker colours, creating what Mercedes-Maybach describes as a piano lacquer effect and impression of depth within the paint.
Also included in the mid-life facelift for Maybach S-Class is a new range of 20-inch wheels, which take their inspiration from those shown on Maybach's recent concept cars.
Inside, there are two new colour combinations - Armagnac brown/black and savanna beige/black - together with leather upholstery featuring with new colour combinations for the stitching.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is offered with the choice of two petrol engines: a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 with 345kW in the S560 and turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 developing 463kW in the S650 – the former of which can be ordered with an optional 4Matic four-wheel drive.