Heading the luxury line-up at the Mercedes stall is the flagship Mercedes-Maybach S650 sedan. The new S650 is priced at Rs 2.73 crore (ex-showroom) while the less powerful S560 is priced at Rs 1.94 crore.
On the outside, the S650 gets a new front apron ringed in chrome and tail lamps featuring a Stardust effect. It's genuinely grand in both proportion and detail, from the intricacy of its chrome double-bar grille and multi-element LED headlamps, to the sweep of its extended rear quarters.
Other highlights include 20-inch multi spoke alloys and a Mercedes-Maybach Exclusive wheel design that gets a sleek full disc design with five mirror-image pairs of ventilation slots around its perimeter.
The feature list inside is seemingly endless with the S650 equipment including all-LED exterior lights, interior lights, digital instrument console, panoramic sunroof and high quality leather.
As for comfort and convenience, the car gets 2-way electric front seats, ambient lighting, keyless start and go, soft-close doors and a 4-zone climate control.
The cabin also comes with a 12.3-inch central display for the COMAND system, a heads-up display, Burmester surround sound system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
A handcrafted 621bhp 6-litre V12 engine outputs a pavement-trembling 1000Nm of torque. It is paired to a 7-speed automatic gearbox since the newer 9-speed units cannot handle that much torque.
The S650 gets Mercedes’ Magic Body Control suspension which is a camera-based system that scans the road ahead and prepares the suspension to take action before the wheels reach bumps and dips.
The CURVE function, meanwhile, lets the car lean into the corners much like a motorcyclist, to help reduce body roll and in turn, offer flatter cornering.
When launched, the S650 will replace the existing S600 Maybach which is priced at around Rs 2.50 crores. The upcoming model is expected to carry a slight premium over the S600 though.