They say there is no price too high for the ones you love; this proved true on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, as Mary, Ali Baba’s beautiful bank MD wife presented him with a ‘priceless’ gift – a 2016 Mercedes-Benz S500 for his 50th birthday!
The apparently-excited comedy king proudly showed his guests including crooner, Dr Sid, comedians, AY, Tee A, Gbenga Adeyinka, Okey Bakassi, among others, the wonder on wheels, described by a certain guest as “the future”.
Narrating how his lovely wife of close to ten years presented the surprise to him, the ‘golden boy’ said: “I just got up in the morning, and she said ‘happy birthday’ and presented me with a wrapped box. She then asked me to walk with her downstairs without telling me why. When we got downstairs and came outside, she pointed to the car and said ‘that’s for you’. A loved-up couple indeed!
You can guess the car must be worth a fortune for a car collector like Ali Baba to be excited. It goes for about $115,577 (N23 million). The car was available from February 2015, but was not released for sale officially until this June 2015. Yes, that means Ali Baba is one of the very first owners of this car. It was launched in the market in February 2015, but only became available in the market this June.
More on this epitome of exclusivity: The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S500
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class Maybach has distinguished features which not only differentiates this machine from just any model out there but also makes it fulfill the needs of any discerning client worldwide. It is a new sub brand in the Mercedes Benz brand world, providing prestige to customers who value status.
The exclusive interior design features truly offer the essence of modern luxury. The interior details fulfills its supremely refined elegance and power. Its refined materials, stylish controls and clear architecture gives it a sense of elegance.The exclusive trim package increases the sense of perceived value especially in the rear of the vehicle. The seats are surrounded with handcrafted fine wood trim. The door panels are made of leather at shoulder height,chrome plated grilles, fiber optic cable for ambient lighting on the armrest side. These features combined offer an affluent atmosphere inside the vehicle. The interior section is also very spacious. The wheel bars have been extended 200 meters apart to provide more comfort and space.
The outstanding exterior features include the Maybach sign mounted on the lid of the boot. Double trim in the air intake and the bottom end piece of the bumpers, subtle vertical chrome trim, and chrome double louvers in the bottom section of the bumper which gives it a perfect finishing touch, and emphasize elegance and high quality. The vehicle is 5,453 mm long, 207 mm longer than the S-Class and its wheel base is 3,365mm.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class Maybach comes with 2 types of engine: the V8 and V 12 with 4 MATIC:
The V12 can produce a torque of 830 NM in 1900 revolutions per minute given a displacement of 5980cc. It has a power output of 530 KW. Its fuel consumption is as low as 8.9 litres (2US gal) in 100 km ( 60 miles) covered. It has a top speed of 250km/h (155 mph) though it is electronically limited.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class Maybach has the ability to produce a sprint of 100km/h or 0-60 mph in 5 seconds only. The engine uses premium petrol and the carbon dioxide emissions are just 207 grams per kilometer. Its specifications include a dedicated ignition coil with a multispark ignition system,a low temperature coolant circuit built with a reservoir,an aluminum crankcase a forged crankshaft and many other features.
The V8 generates a power output of 335KW with a displacement of 4663cc. It can produce a torque of 700NM. The fuel consumption is also 8.9 litres for every 100 kilometers of travel.