Maybach 57 S - Comfort and performance at the highest level
Stuttgart
Sep 28, 2006
Dynamic elegance and superlative refinement
  • High-end dynamism and exclusive luxury in perfect harmony
  • External features accentuate the high-performance character
  • New, high-gloss leather, carbon and piano lacquer set the scene in the interior
  • Elegant white paintwork now available as an option
In keeping with the standard set by the brand, Maybach designers have also reflected the outstanding performance potential of the Maybach 57 S with additional visual features. Externally the lower suspension, the powerful lines of the radiator and the large wheels – all of which lend the car a road-hugging appearance as well as an exclusive single-tone paint finish in black, silver or, as a new option, in white – combine with other discreet and tasteful modifications to hint at the sort of performance potential the Maybach 57 S can unleash even before it moves off. A look into the newly designed interior reveals a mix of the finest materials with a decidedly sporty emphasis, a sophisticated colour scheme and impeccable finishing, unmistakably demonstrating the high quality-awareness and craftsmanship in which the Maybach Manufaktur takes such pride. The Maybach 57 S truly shows how high-end dynamism can harmonise perfectly with exquisite luxury.
Sheer dynamism: single-tone paintwork and 20-inch wheels
Numerous modifications and new features create visual highlights which meet the demanding design requirements of the Maybach brand while emphasising the dynamic nature of this model. Viewed from the side, this is underlined by the 20-inch light-alloy wheels in an eleven-spoke design, which were specially developed for the Maybach 57 S, as well as the darkly tinted rear windscreen and rear side windows (not in the USA). A single-tone paint finish confirms the special position of the 57 S within this luxury car range produced in Sindelfingen. The two special, exclusively available shades of black and silver ("Baltic Black"/"Nevada Silver") have now been joined by a further elegant and athletic-looking optional finish in the form of Antiqua White Metallic. All three colours lend an air of even greater dynamism to the high-performance saloon.
New front aspect: radiator grille with twin louvres
The front aspect is dominated by the redesigned radiator grille. This closely follows the already familiar Maybach design, but creates an even more striking and powerful impression with pronounced twin louvres spaced more widely apart. The headlamp surrounds are also painted in the vehicle colour, enhancing the visual prominence of the twin headlamps and emphasising the forward-flowing dynamism of the 57 S. This highly distinctive front aspect is elegantly and dynamically rounded off by fog lamps with shining, new chrome surrounds positioned low down in the front apron.
The rear end is characterised by a newly designed rear apron. This integrates the two clearly visible, trapezoidal chrome exhaust tailpipes on the left and right into the vehicle contours and thereby particularly accentuates their visual effect. The boot lid bears the lettering "Maybach" and "57 S", and the model designation is also repeated on the wings beneath the A-pillars.
The sporty appearance of the Maybach 57 S harmoniously confirms the overall impression of an exclusive luxury car which combines the very highest quality and technical perfectionism with a thoroughbred character and impressive performance characteristics.
Fine details: top-quality material mix of carbon and piano lacquer
The interior of the Maybach 57 S exudes its very own aura. This is in large measure due to the vertical surfaces coated in piano lacquer and the carbon rather than fine wood trim which especially emphasises the horizontal surfaces. The centre console is a particular example of great attention to detail: this innovative composition of piano lacquer and carbon elements lends another powerful and eye-catching highlight to the interior as a further visual emphasis of the car’s impressive performance potential. On request, Maybach customers are also able to order the new version with poplar wood trim in anthracite as an alternative to carbon.
Perfectly coordinated with this colour scheme, the leather upholstery is available either in black or a combination of "Vesuvius Black"/"Aspen White". Once again, a sporty touch is provided by decorative piping along the seat edges. The shift lever is trimmed in the interior colour, while the steering wheel is lined with black, partially perforated leather. Both the instrument cluster and the roof console in the 57 S have a scale graduated up to 320 km/h. All the controls within the driver’s range of vision and activity reflect the tasteful overall design and perfectly proportioned, driver-oriented layout of the cockpit in the Maybach 57 S.
Black is beautiful – new high-gloss leather
Maybach customers can now give the already ultra-exclusive interior of their high-performance 57 S even more unique flair. As a new item in the individualisation range, the luxury brand is for the first time offering a black upholstery distinguished by its high gloss and a colour tone of great depth. Silver piping provides a handsome contrast and lends added emphasis to the shape of the Maybach seats. This high-grade material blends in superbly with the wood and the carbon or anthracite poplar trim, and above all with the surfaces coated in black piano lacquer which are optionally available for the interior of the Maybach 57 S.
The Maybach designers drew their inspiration from quality fashion articles such as handbags, shoes and belts. The new individualisation option is based on the semi-aniline leather already familiar from Maybach saloons; this leather is made exclusively from the hides of young southern German bulls – the best raw material on the market. In an additional process this immaculate natural product is further refined and upgraded, and the leather becomes even more lustrous and smooth, resulting in another highly attractive variant of the interior's styling.
New rear section: first-class comfort even at high speeds
The interior of the Maybach 57 S has also been thoroughly redesigned in the rear: for example, the design of the head restraints has been adapted to suit the dynamic interior styling for an impression of lightness. Nonetheless their ergonomic shape ensures optimal relaxation and typical Maybach comfort even on longer journeys at higher speeds. The large, black-tinted rear window can be optionally fitted with an opaque curtain for even greater privacy and a pleasantly subdued lighting mood during daylight hours.
Maybach designers have devoted particular attention to the revised roof lining and interior side panelling in the 57 S. These areas are lined with anthracite-coloured Alcantara in keeping with the interior colour scheme, additionally emphasising the dynamic and elegant interior atmosphere and highlighting the black piano-lacquered surrounds of the instruments in the roof console.
Exclusive and individual: Maybach customer requests from Maybach Manufaktur
Maybach Manufaktur is passionately committed to meeting customer requests with outstanding craftsmanship and painstaking attention to every detail on every model. This is why it is continuously developing and expanding the official range of optional extras and features available at special customer request. Continuous dialogue with Maybach customers plays a key role here, providing details of the new requirements and wishes of this most exclusive clientele.
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