The interior of the Mercedes-Maybach will closely mirror that of the former Maybach 62, complete with reclining rear seats and enhanced infotainment features for rear-seat passengers. It is not clear whether the Mercedes-Maybach will be offered with a partition and a powered window between the front and rear passenger compartments, a feature that was optional on the Maybach 62. The Mercedes-Maybach will also offer a wider range of interior materials and options, in addition to some new technology not offered in the S class.
Sometime later, Mercedes-Benz is also expected to offer an armored version of the Mercedes-Maybach, though like the standard sedan and Pullman variants, it will not be available in the U.S. The armored version is expected to offer VR9-level ballistic protection, as in the S600 Guard.
The Mercedes-Maybach will mark the return of the Maybach name to the luxury brand's lineup, which existed as a standalone brand from 2002 until 2010. The Maybach 57 and Maybach 62, which made use of the automaker's old W140 platform, were originally planned to be badged as Mercedes-Benz Maybachs until relatively late in the development process.
Sales turned out to be a bit of a disappointment for Mercedes-Benz over the eight-year production run. The upcoming Mercedes-Maybach will instead be an extra-long-wheelbase version of the S class, akin to personal S-class cars built by Belgian coachbuilder Carat Duchatelet in the 1990s that also featured a re-engineered rear passenger section with redesigned rear doors and a luxurious interior.