Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor recently turned 41 and to celebrate his birthday, the actor bought home a brand-new Mercedes-Maybach S580 saloon. This comes after Shahid Kapoor was spotted test driving a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class last month. Shahid got the facelift version of the car, which the brand recently introduced in the Indian market.
Shahid Kapoor has reportedly got the Mercedes-Maybach S580 variant. It is assembled in India and costs Rs 2.5 crore, ex-showroom. The on-road price is close to Rs 3 crore, without any optional extras. Mercedes-Benz also sells a fully-imported S680 variant that costs Rs 3.5 crore, ex-showroom.
Mercedes-Maybach said that the S680 variant remains sold out for 2023. The brand imports a limited number of units. Due to the overwhelming response from the market, the German manufacturer has decided to assemble the car at its Chakan plant near Pune.
More luxurious than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is much more luxurious. Based on the standard S-Class, the Maybach S-Class gets a 180mm longer wheelbase. The added space goes to the rear passengers. The car is nearly 5.5-metres in length, making it one of the longest cars.
The Mercedes-Maybach gets some of the most advanced and unique features. It gets a “doormen” feature that allows the rear passenger to do a hand gesture and close the door automatically. Even the driver of the car gets a button to operate the rear doors.
The rear seat is where the Mercedes-Maybach offers most features. The car gets rear seats that can be adjusted between 19 and 44 degrees recline. There is a retractable leg rest as well.
The limousine rides on massive 19-inch Maybach forged alloy wheels. It gets the retro monoblock design. The tyres are optimised for noise that assures a silent cabin. Mercedes-Maybach also gives an option to increase the size of the wheels to 20 or even 21 inches. The feature list includes a multi-contour seat massager, heated armrests, door panels, seat ventilation, and a calf massager for the rear seat passengers. There is an option of executive seating that adds wooden trims, a full-length centre console and deployable trays. The executive package also adds a champagne cooler and custom solid metal flutes.
The new Mercedes-Maybach S580 gets the 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine with the EQ Boost of 48 volts. It is a mild-hybrid system. Together, it develops a massive 496 Bhp and a peak torque of 700 Nm. There is a four-wheel-drive system and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Shahid Kapoor also owns a slew of high-end cars including a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.