Mercedes launches its most expensive car at the Los Angeles Motor Show

Automotive - Himanshu Gill - Nov 30,2016

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mercedes launches its most expensive car at the los angeles motor show

Mercedes is all set to take the luxury car segment by storm with an exclusive enhanced version of the elegant Mercedes S-class Cabriolet, the new Maybach S650 Cabriolet.

Only 300 of these cars will be made and will cost around 300,000 euros ($ 320,000) in Europe, however Mercedes is yet to announce its exact cost in the US. But the company said, only 75 of these models will hit the retail shops in the States.

Mercedes’s previous most expensive car was the closely-related Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF) S65 AMG Cabriolet, which costs around $250,000. The new Cabriolet will certainly cost a lot more, easily making it the priciest car in the Mercedes line-up.

The Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is convertible and packs a robust 621 horsepower turbocharged V-12 engine. It is likely to hit the speed of 200 mph. Buyers can avail it in three different color combinations: Zircon Red with a white-and-black interior; Cote d’Azur Blue with a white-and-saddle-brown interior; or Diamond White with white-and-yacht-blue interior. Besides, there are several decorative components including Maybach logo badges on the seats, fenders and rear, and a convertible back. The front bumper is highlighted with a shiny chrome and Swarovski crystals embedded in the headlights.

Mercedes-Maybach is an ultra-luxury sub-brand of Mercedes Benz that competes with cars such as Bentley and Rolls Royce. In addition to the well-known Mercedes-Benz brand and the Mercedes-Maybach brand, Mercedes also has the Mercedes-AMG performance brand. In the future, Mercedes will also offer the Mercedes-EQ line of plug-in cars.

This year the automobile giant has also introduced the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster at the Paris Motor Show. The German brands’ production rates are already ringing bells in the minds of their rivals, as the new Maybach is all set to begin its production by the start of next year.