Powerful air intakes, a wide bumper, the grill decorated with a proud name: the striking front gives the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class an impressive presence. The upgraded front with extensive chrome trim underscores the exceptional status of the Mercedes-Maybach. Also new is the Maybach logotype between the louvres of the radiator grille. In addition, the rear is equipped with LED lights, including closing lights in crystal optics, which provide a characteristic design day and night. Also new: a final lighting stage during unlocking and locking plus three horizontal pairs of lights. The new V8 in the Mercedes-Maybach S 560 4MATIC comes to the starting line with 345 kW (469 PS) and 700 Nm. The new 4.0-litre biturbo engine consumes about ten percent less fuel than the predecessor. Under partial load four cylinders are deactivated simultaneously with the help of the CAMTRONIC valve-lift adjustment system. This reduces gas-cycle losses and enhances the overall efficiency of the four firing cylinders.