A few weeks ago I took a look at the former king of the Mercedes-Benz chauffer cars, the Maybach 62S. Back when it hit the scene in the early 2000s, it rivaled everything on the road of terms of executive ground transpiration and certainly had the price tag to match. However, now that 20 years have passed, it isn’t so impressive anymore other than it being a look back into the time and doing the math at how much value they have lost. When Mercedes brought back the Maybach name as a sub-brand in 2015, it certainly made more sense to have them positioned as a trim level of the S-Class, rather than trying to pitch them as an entirely new brand. Wouldn’t you know, it fared much better and certainly kept production costs down as the majority of the changes were just to the rear seating and some various trim pieces. In typical S-Class fashion, it followed a heavy depreciation after the first few years but still offers great value if you want to go that route. This 2019 up for sale in Texas offers you a $50,000 discount if you’d like roll around in a previous generation car. Would anyone even notice?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S650 on eBay
Model: Maybach S650
Engine: Twin-Turbocharged 6.0 liter V12
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 25,723 mi
Location: Addison, Texas
Price: $162,900 Buy It Now
Ruby Black Metallic 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach S 650 RWD 7G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic 6.0L V12 BiTurbo High Gloss Burl Walnut Light, Silk Beige/Espresso Brown w/Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery, 2 Folding Tables for Rear Seats, 4-Place Seating Package, CD Drive in Glove Box, Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS, MAGIC SKY CONTROL, Outboard Rear Seatbelt Airbags, Porcelain Nappa Leather Headliner, PRE-SAFE Rear Seat Package, Rear PRESAFE Belt Buckles, Refrigerator in Rear Center Console, Wheels: 20″ Maybach Polished Forged.
Of course this one caught my eye because it is finished in Ruby Black Metallic. Certainly dark enough to be mistaken for black in low light, but when the sun hits directly it shows a deep burgundy color. Inside, I can’t say I am a huge fan of Silk Beige and Espresso Brown given how easily it can show dirt and stains, but I can live with it. As far as tech goes, you really aren’t missing anything over the current models other than some fancy hand controls that no one will ever use. It still is extremely impressive and setup to be functional, not opulent just for the sake of being over the top.
Like I mentioned, sticker on this one was probably well over $200,000 but is now at $163,000 for 26,000 miles. If you needed to put this into a chauffer fleet it certainly gets the job done or if you feel like driving around a bunch of air, it can do that as well.