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Mercedes-Maybach is bach in Singapore with mega-lux GLS and S-Class

Derryn Wong
27/01/2022
Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 and S-Class S 580 launch in Singapore with big price tags and a staggering options list [updated]


First published: January 27,2022
Updated: February 25, 2022 with post ARF increase pricing
SINGAPORE – The top-rung of the Mercedes ladder, Mercedes-Maybach, is back in Singapore with two models announced on sale:

UPDATE: After the Budget 2022 tax increases, the pricing of the Maybach models is as follows:
Mercedes-Maybach S 580 L – S$879,888 with COE, S$942,188 with COE (dual-tone paint)
Mercedes-Maybach S 680 L -S$1,149,888 with COE (dual-tone paint)
Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 – S$894,888 with COE, S$971,888 with COE

The extra-yuuge and luxurious SUV, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, which costs S$910,888 with COE. There’s also the more classical extra-wheelbase, super-lux limo, the Mercedes-Maybach S 580 L, which costs S$822,888 with COE. The S-Class Maybach also has what is probably the most expensive cost option package we’ve ever seen – one that costs as much as a new Honda HR-V.

Mercedes-Maybach S 580

Like Mercedes-AMG cars, the Mercedes-Maybach cars are based on regular Mercedes-Benz models but instead of cranking the go-faster switch clockwise, Maybach turns the Grey Poupon opulence meter to 11 instead. 



Gentle giant: Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 


You’ll recognise the Maybach GLS 600 from the additional brightwork all over the front, the special wheels, and the unmissable two-tone Maybach signature paint.

The GLS is the colossal, seven-seat SUV from Mercedes, but Maybach focuses on quality over quantity, which is why its version only has room for five.

If you choose the First Class Compartment option (S$18,000), the passenger space is converted into an ultra-spacious two-person lounge (i.e. four seats in total) as pictured here. The individual seats have their own massage function, heating/cooling, can recline and have extendable leg-rests, just like a proper limo. You also have a tablet to control the MBUX infotainment, in addition to each passenger having their own display screen and wireless headsets.

First Class Compartment option adds:
Continuous centre console between the rear seat backrests
Armrest with stowage area for MBUX rear tablet
Temperature-controlled cup holder and stowage compartment between the rear footwells, wood trim element with sliding lid
Cover in wood décor which continues the waterfall motif of the boot separator
Two luxury individual seats in the rear
Power-adjustable fore/aft position and seat back angle
Adjustable aisle-side armrest
Electrical Easy-Entry function for the left-side seat
Retractable folding tables in the rear integrated into the stowage compartment of the business console
Refrigerated compartment, optionally with champagne flute holders (B65) in the stowage compartment of the business centre console

Naturally almost every surface is slathered in Nappa leather (even the roof liner and window frames) or high-gloss wood veneer. Adding to the ambience is a panoramic sunroof, Burmester surround sound system, air purification/fragrance, blinds all around, and power-closing doors. Special insulated glass claims to keep out sound and also heat via infrared-reflective properties.

That’s just the start of the fun, but if your wallet is deep enough you can naturally go wilder. Folding tables (S$8,600) will help you sip bubbly, while a champagne flute holder (S$3,800) gives you somewhere to stow ‘em, while the inbuilt refrigerated compartment(S$5,300) chills the bottle. Of course there are more conventional ways to blow cash – S$28,800 for gigantic 23-inch forged wheels, or S$2,400 for the Driving Assistance package plus, which actually looks like very good value here. 

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 Singapore - front 3/4

And to speak of driving, naturally the GLS 600 has been designed to steamroll discomfort out of existence for its occupants – E-Active Body Control, Merc’s fully-adaptive suspension system, is standard.

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 Singapore - rear

The car has a grunty 4.0-litre biturbo V8 with 557hp and mild hybrid power too, so it should nudge you to 100km/h in only 4.9 (probably unscary) seconds, on to a 250km/h top speed. The mild hybrid bit doesn’t help the fact that this is a beast of a car with all-wheel drive whose fuel consumption is 12.5L/100km, worth a VES rating of C2 (S$25,000 penalty).

Capital L Luxury: Mercedes-Maybach S 580 L

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S 580 Singapore - front view

This is the apex of the Mercedes limousine experience, so no surprise this is the longest, most well-equipped, and probably the most expensive S-Class to date.

The current S-Class is sold here in long-wheelbase form only, but the Maybach model adds another 180mm (18cm) to the wheelbase, so it’s 5,496mm long overall, almost 20cm longer. It’s not quite as long as the Rolls-Royce Ghost (5,546mm) but if you’re hung up on measuring contests maybe you shouldn’t get a limo like this.

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S 580 Singapore - rear view

Like the Maybach GLS, there’s a whole lot more chrome, especially on the front end, and Maybach’s two-tone paint and 20-inch wheels – that’s the maximum size, thankfully, though you can spec an AMG Line kit (S$27,000) with body-styling, AMG pedals, 19-inch wheels, flat-bottomed steering wheel, and the all important AMG velour floor mats.

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S 580 Singapore - front cockpit

There ‘should’ be a V12 in a car like this, and there is in the S 680, which has a 6.0-litre biturbo V12 with 621hp, though that hasn’t been homologated – it’s likely priced on application and at least S$900k, and will be homologated when someone actually buys one.

The S 680 L model has a biturbo 5,980cc V12 engine with 612hp and 900Nm of torque. It does 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and has a 250km/h top speed. It retails for S$1,149,888 with COE.

The S 580 L biturbo 4.0-litre V8-powered S 580 model, which has 500hp flat and 800Nm of torque, plus some assistance from a mild hybrid system. 0-100km/h is done in 4.9 seconds as well, with a 250km/h top speed, though fuel consumption is slightly less worse, at 11.0L/100km. Unlike the GLS, the E-Active Body Control isn’t standard on the S 580, it’s a S$31,200 option. 

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S 580 Singapore - interior
2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S 580 Singapore – interior

But making up for that is the palatial interior. Mercedes is very big on RGB (though they call it ‘ambient lighting’) and the Maybach S-Class has so much it you wouldn’t look out of place streaming games from it. Like the GLS, there’s four individual seats that do everything from entertain you to massage your rump and keep it the right temperature and shape.

It being a Maybach, you can go wild with the options list, so much so that you could easily add a Honda HR-V’s worth of stuff there – and still not have ticked off every box. 

For example, if you hate cows or visible textile, there is the Designo leather package, which adds on nappa leather to the dashboard upper, window frame, sun visors, A- B- and C-pillars, and the entire roof liner for S$65,900. 

But the thing that really takes the cake is the High End Package, which is a bit of an understatement. It adds in everything from the First Class rear compartment package (see GLS description above), and also the warmth comfort package, folding tables, designo backrest trim (more leather), MBUX AR heads-up display (extra wide, extra features), and Burmester 4D surround sound. The damage? S$119,200.



In the world of super high-end rides and bespoke cars that’s actually not a crazy amount, since Bugatti owners can easily add around S$300,000 of options to their cars, but this is certainly the biggest number next to a single cost option we’ve seen to date. 

Mercedes-Maybach previously sold the 57 and 62 limousine models in Singapore, back in 2005, selling a handful before Mercedes ceased production, until the more recent W222 S-Class Maybach, and now the W223 model you see above.


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About the Author

Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism, previously being the editor of Top Gear Singapore, a presenter for CNA, contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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