Priyanka Chopra Jones is an Indian actress from Jamshedpur, Bihar, India. Chopra had originally planned on studying aeronautical engineering, but she found herself pursuing a film career instead. Since beginning her acting career in 2000, Priyanka has become one of India’s biggest film stars. Most recently, Priyanka has experienced success out West thanks to her work on films like Baywatch and Isn’t It Romantic. She is currently married to the superstar musician, Nick Jonas.
Driving in Style with the Mercedes Maybach
While American audiences are still waking up to the talent that Priyanka Chopra has been showcasing for years, that hasn’t slowed Chopra down at all. In fact, we mean that statement quite literally. Despite standing at all of 5’5, Chopra loves to have a powerful muscle luxury car in her garage. Of course, it helps when your husband is willing to drop major cash on lavish automobile gifts such as her 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S650.
Earlier this year, Nick Jonas saw his big comeback single, ‘Sucker’, hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. In celebration of the momentous occasion, Jonas decided to purchase his wife a 2019 Mercedes-Maybach which retails at a solid $165,595 for just the base model. When you start to add all of the optional upgrades, your brand new Mercedes-Maybach may cost closer to $180,000 in total. Jonas and Chopra shared the gift, as well as a celebration of their romance, on Instagram. The gift was quick to go viral which led many people to ask, just how good is a Mercedes-Maybach S650?
If the name didn’t clue you in, the Mercedes-Maybach S650 is one of the true high-end luxury cars on the market. Considered a lavish and palatial car, the S650 has won fans over for a number of different reasons. Before we dive into the aesthetic aspect of the vehicle, let’s first start by popping open the hood, so we can take a look at the guts of the vehicle.
Inside of the S650, you’ll find a 6L V12 twin-turbo engine that pumps out 621hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. To keep things simple, the Mercedes-Maybach S650 is pretty much a loaded vehicle. Due to the raw power of the vehicle, the S650 can get up to 60 in under 4.7 seconds. The car drives with a nine-speed auto transmission, moderate fuel efficiency, and rear-wheel drive. The wheelbase of Chopra’s vehicle is 7.9 inches longer than the competitive Benz S-class.
When you sit down inside of the Mercedes-Maybach S650, you’ll find yourself surrounded by comfort. For Chopra, taking a ride around L.A. with her husband has never felt better. The Maybach S650 features leather upholstery, reclining seats with a hot-stone type of massaging system. Inside of the cabin, Chopra enjoys a 12.3-inch digital dashboard display which leads directly to a fleshed-out infotainment system. If Priyanka Chopra feels like blasting some vintage Jonas Brothers tunes during her ride to set, she’ll enjoy the audio fidelity that the Burmester sound system employs. The Burmester audio system within the S650 features 24 speakers for maximum musical enjoyment.
The car is equipped with all of the assistance features that we’ve come to expect from luxury vehicles, including adaptive cruise control, navigational data downloads, climate control, and more. For reluctant drivers, there is even an automated parking system! Other notable amenities include hot and cold cupholders, ventilated seats, and even a drop-down table for each person sitting in the backseat of the vehicle.
If you want to drive like Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, all you need to do is scrounge up roughly $180,000. That doesn’t sound so hard, right?
The Surging Career of Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra has been performing as an actress, singer, and producer since 2000. With over two decades of industry experience, and several notable titles to her name, including Miss World 2000, it seems like Chopra is just now getting the industry respect that she deserves. Since becoming one of the largest stars in India, Chopra has begun to transition toward a more rounded career with several roles intended for Western audiences.
After launching herself to A-list status in India, Chopra would sign a talent contract with ABC Studios in order to start making projects in Hollywood. Chopra would make her transition into American entertainment with a starring role in the series, Quantico. From there, Chopra would score leading roles in films like Baywatch and Isn’t it Romantic.
While Chopra still works in the Indian film scene, her star-studded relationship with Nick Jonas has her working in America more than ever. Chopra is slated to appear in several major American blockbusters over the next years including We Can Be Heroes alongside Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan) and Cowboy Ninja Viking as the co-star to Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World).