Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has bought a new Mercedes-Maybach S580. Media reports suggest that the Shahid bought the new saloon as his 41st birthday gift. He and his wife, Mira Rajpoot took the delivery of the S580 on Monday. The new luxury car is worth Rs. 2.79 Crores ex-showroom. The on-road price of the S580 is around Rs. 3.79 Crores.
This is not the first Mercedes-Benz or the first S-Class that the Bollywood actor has bought. He has been spotted in an S400 variant of the previous-gen S-Class which was also equipped with an AMG kit for a sportier look. It was powered by a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that produces 329 bhp of max power and 480 Nm of peak torque. It was priced at Rs. 1.3 Crores ex-showroom back when it was new.
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Shahid Kapoor also has a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class which is supposed to be a SUV version of the S-Class. The GL Class has now been replaced by the GLS. The GL Class used to be the daily driver of Shahid Kapoor. He owns the 350 CDI variant which came with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. It produces 258 bhp of max power and 620 Nm of peak torque.
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The actor gifted his dad, Pankaj Kapoor, a Mercedes-Benz ML-Class. The ML used to sit below the GL when it was on sale. Now, the ML-Class has been discontinued. It is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine or a 5.5-litre V8 that was twin-turbocharged.
Some other cars owned by Shahid Kapoor are Land Rover Range Rover Vogue which used to be a luxury SUV, Jaguar XKR-S which is a sports coupe. He also has a Porsche Cayenne GTS. The actor also owns a Harley Davidson Fatboy.
The S580 was launched in India last year. It is assembled at the Chakan plant of Mercedes-Benz. It comes with an AMG derived 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. It produces 503 PS of max power and 700 Nm of peak torque. There is also a 48 Volt hybrid technology to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels. The top speed of the S580 is 250 kmph and there are multiple drive modes including an exclusive Maybach drive mode.
The cabin is as premium as the exterior. There is a new touchscreen infotainment system that is mounted vertically, like a tablet. It measures 12.8-inches in size and runs on the second-gen MBUX system. The driver gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that displays the information in a 3D view. The rear occupants also get their own entertainment seats.
Other features include reclinable rear seats with massaging function, noise cancellation, ambient lighting, four-zone climate control, rear tray tables etc. You can also get a rear refrigerator with their own custom made solid metal flutes.
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