German Tuner Hofele Offers Unmatched Exclusivity and Opulence
Hofele will blow your champagne and caviar dreams
by T Muller | 25 September 2018
In the event you find the Mercedes-Maybach lacking the grandeur your high end tastes desire, fret not, there is a company out there that will blow your champagne and caviar dreams.
Donzdorf, Germany’s own Hofele, one of the more established names in the business, became an authorized tuner of Mercedes products and the company decided to start right at the top by building an enhanced Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The link between Hofele and Mercedes go back more than a century, with company founders Michael and Martin Hofele’s grandfather having served as an apprentice to none other than Carl Benz, considered to be the inventor of the car.
The Maybach S-Class has been enhanced in line with Hofele’s philosophy of elegant sophistication with some sportiness thrown in. Therefore, rather than tread down the usual path of dialing up the power and adding carbon fiber, Hofele has focused on discrete, individual touches.
These include new badges in place of the previous Mercedes and Maybach logos, revised front and rear fascias with new silver elements, and new 20-inch wheels with Hofele’s Mythos pattern.
For the interior, the designers replaced the door sills and carpets and added new chrome accents around the speakers. They also added aluminum pedals and Hofele-branded Alcantara trim on the headrests.
Hofele notes that this represents only the entry-level stage of tuning for the Maybach S-Class and that customers can further personalize their cars through direct consultation with the company.