I have mixed feelings about this particular model. Basically, it has Maybach-like features (some of which is over the proverbial top,) yet it is also an S class. They are certainly not cheap and likely only Mercedes can pull off an over $100k stretch between the high/low range of the same model! My estimation of this vehicle? They are well built and filled to the brim with the sort of technologies you are not likely to find in another brand; at least not for some years. (I wouldn't mind a "Final Edition," S65, though I digress...) The price is insanely high, but hey, it also competes with Rollers and Bentleys and they broke the 200k barrier decades ago...
This will come as a big surprise, but my scholarship as a graduate teaching assistant does not include the funds for the purchase of a new Merc Maybach... (I know, right?! What is the world coming to...) Yet, 20 years from now, if I am still alive and well, and kicking,(knock on wood,) and there are still gasoline vehicles on the road, I might actually end up with one of these things. My current daily, a 1995 S500 Coupe, which is in great condition was once a $100k car, yet I traded an African lion for it, (not a joke!) It is still a lot of car despite its age and I enjoy driving it very much. It has an awesome sound system (apparently designed and set-up specifically for this model,) and the only downside (aside from some synchronization issues resulting from a long-time dead battery while being stored,) is that it no longer has its refrigerator! (Yes, one has to make do with such deficiencies...) Ha!
So, yes... I may or may not end up with one of these things (and who knows what host of issues such an uber-complicated high technology test-bed vehicle will develop in the coming years, decades!) I can predict that owning such a beast now is likely to require much maintenance and well, this is certainly not a car for those faint at heart!
As for my x-mass wish list: I wouldn't mind stumbling on a well preserved (and cheap priced) Maybach 57 or 62 sedan... (Another thing the Merc Maybach has with the short-lived Maybach resurrection is their meteoric depreciation!) While I no longer have an African lion to trade, I do have a six feet tall "happy" Buddha! (Think of all the karma?!)