CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz's flagship of flagships, the supersized Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, has an updated look for 2019. Now in its fourth model year, the German automaker's ultra-luxury sedan swaps its horizontal grille for a pinstripe-inspired unit with vertical bars — similar to the schnoz on the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept, not to mention the grilles on Maybach's 2000s-era Type 57 and Type 62 sedans.
The automaker will unveil the car in full on March 6 at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, but it released half a dozen photos in advance. Optional two-tone paint comes in nine color combinations — though a large plurality of existing Cars.com inventory is black — and the sedan's 20-inch wheels sport a new design. Buyers can also opt for the wheels from the Mercedes-Maybach S650 cabriolet, a four-seat convertible introduced 15 months ago as a 2017 model for a lucky few buyers.
Two new interior color combinations — Armagnac Brown and black, and Savanna Beige and black — round out the changes on the interior, which Mercedes refreshed alongside the S-Class one model year ago. Engines carry over, with a turbo 4.0-liter V-8 (463 horsepower) in the Maybach S560 and a turbo 6.0-liter V-12 (621 hp) in the Maybach S650. Both variants, which measure nearly a foot longer than the S-Class sedan, will hit dealers late in the summer of 2018.
Cars.com's Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.