It also switches to the 630-hp V12, hence the new S650 moniker
Following the refresh of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, the Pullman version gains its fair share of updates too. The longest, most expensive, and most exclusive S-Class now proudly displays a new radiator grille inspired by the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe study.
As with the "regular" Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, the 6.5-meter long limousine also gains the option of two-tone paint finishes. However, the 20-inch wheels in 10-hole design remain — maybe because Pullman customer base (which typically includes heads of state and royal families) are conservative by nature.
Inside, Mercedes-Maybach's range-topping model offers new interior color combinations, with new exclusive colors available including magma grey, mahogany brown, and silk beige/deep sea blue.
The four-passenger rear compartment of the chauffeur-driven limousine features two executive seats facing the direction of travel and two rear-facing seats. The Pullman offers the most generous legroom in the segment, as well as a long list of standard equipment.
The rear compartment is separated by the driver's area by an electrically operated partition. A new feature is a front view camera that monitors the traffic in front of the vehicle even when the partition screen is closed. Another improvement regards the "2 cabin sound" feature of the sound system which offers more exclusivity than before thanks to independent control for the front and rear passenger compartments.
Finally, the S650 designation means the Pullman adopts the 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine that makes 630 hp and 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the 100 hp and 170 Nm supplement over the outgoing Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman, the refreshed model is now able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.
Customers can already place orders for the 2019 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman which starts at around €500,000 (approximately $618,000 at the current exchange rates).