- The 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition gets unique black and carbon fibre trim.
- The sedan is powered by a twin-turbo, 6.0L V12 good for 621 hp.
- Priced at USD$242,950; only 15 units to be produced.
As if a Maybach wasn’t exclusive enough, the German automaker’s U.S. arm is offering the 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition, of which only 15 units will be available in the country.
As pretty much every car brand is adding trim levels or packages called Night, Black or Dark, trying to cash in on the current popularity of black monochrome appearances, it might seem tacky to adopt a similar strategy to a high-end luxury car. Nevertheless, the S 650 Night Edition wears carbon fibre front and rear trim, a carbon fibre rear spoiler, dark 20-inch forged alloy wheels, along with an Obsidian Black Metallic paint job—one of the 22 available exterior colour choices for the Maybach.
Inside, the 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition is furnished with Porcelain and Black Nappa leather upholstery, along with specific leather floor mats and a black trunk mat with porcelain edges. The limited-run also boasts two executive rear seats with a power-adjustable 43-degree recline angle and leg rests, a massage function with heating and ventilation in all four seats, a rear-seat entertainment system, a Burmester High-End 3D surround sound system, a wood/leather steering wheel in addition to extended leather trimmings in various locations around the cabin and 64-colour ambient lighting.
Under the hood, the sedan gets the soon-to-be-retired twin-turbo, 6.0-litre V12 engine that develops 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. The 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is said to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
Rivalling the Bentley Flying Spur and the Rolls-Royce Ghost, the 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition’s price is set at USD$242,950, which excludes a $995 freight and delivery charge. Back in 2017, the prestige brand also offered the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet, which was limited to 300 units worldwide, 75 of which were sold in the United States for around USD$320,000 apiece.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and its Maybach variant will soon be redesigned, as images of the new S-Class have leaked all over Instagram. Meanwhile, the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV will also hit the streets in a few months, equipped with a 550-horsepower, twin-turbo V8 engine.