The 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 is a smooth, expensive, technology-packed road-roaming private jet that's best experienced from the best seat in the house — the backseat.
Versus the competition:
The BMW 760Li features a V-12 engine and long-wheelbase comfort but doesn't have the prestige or technology the Maybach does. The Bentley Flying Spur features as much or more prestige than the Maybach S600 but doesn't have that car's spaciousness. And nothing in the Rolls-Royce showroom competes directly with the Maybach.
Editor's note: This review of the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 was written in November 2016, but little has changed for 2017. To see what's new, click here, or to see a side-by-side comparison, click here.
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