To commemorate the brand's centennial, Mercedes-Maybach have released two limited edition models, based off the S-Class sedan and GLS SUV. Dubbed the Mercedes-Maybach "Edition 100", the S-Class will use the twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 (S680) while the GLS will use the regular 600 powerplant - a 4.0-litre V8 that also utilises a twin-turbo setup.
To help the classy duo stand out even further than they normally do, Maybach has bestowed the luxury cars with a unique paint job. A two-tone colour scheme, consisting of High Tech Silver and Nautical Blue, looks elegant and differentiates the models from regular (if you can use that word to describe a Maybach) models. What's more, they're hand-painted for that extra exclusive touch.
Inside, the Maybach Edition 100 twins also receive a bespoke treatment. The Designo crystal white leather may not be to everyone's taste, but it certainly looks unique. Lashings of silver grey pearl trim can also be seen in the fine interior.
Special logos - further differentiating the Edition 100 models - can be seen on the rear most pillars of both the S680 and GLS600. This extends to various bits of the interior and to the wheels of both.
Other unique touches include a bespoke car cover, key holders and, launched alongside the plush pair, a diamond studded decorative fountain pen made by Robbe & Berking.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa currently offers the GLS600, but the S680 is yet to be released locally. Internationally, however, the German luxury car brand has said it will introduce the Edition 100 models to dealerships by the beginning of 2022.
Currently, the GLS600 (before options) retails for R2 939 800. The range-topping S-Class is currently the S500 L 4Matic AMG Line, at R2 505 540 before options.