Maybach
Stuttgart
Apr 19, 2011
Maybach – Excellence Refined: Evolution of an automotive masterpiece – exciting, unique, effortlessly superior
Since 2010 Maybach has presented its current high-end luxury saloons with added sparkle and with significantly extended high-class equipment and individualisation options. A large chrome radiator grille confidently emphasises the legendary saloons’ exceptional status. Highlights of this striking look include the bonnet with a shaped edge, the trim on the front bumper with daytime driving lights featuring LED technology, high-quality, dark red tail lights and an exclusively developed paint and stylish wheels. Those purchasing a Maybach 57 and 57 S are now also able to opt for the rear reclining seat from the Maybach 62 models. The extensive range of items available on request includes seat piping which is hand-braided or refined with SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS in the headrests, an exquisite flacon perfume atomiser and a WLAN router for wireless internet access. As an option, a 19-inch cinema screen and an overview camera for the rear passengers can be installed in the rear of the Maybach 62 and 62 S models. The twelve-cylinder engine in the Maybach 57 S and 62 S has an output of 463 kW (630 hp). The pollutant emissions of all models have been cut further.
The current Maybach saloons are self-confident and effortlessly superior, their charisma striking. The exceptional status they enjoy finds its main emphasis in the large chrome radiator grille – which sits virtually vertically, giving it a dominant air – which is meticulously produced in two different variants. In the Maybach 57 and 62 models it has 20 fine longitudinal bars, and in the Maybach 57 S and 62 S twelve solid double louvres and a “shadow strut” flag up the vehicle’s tremendous power.
The designers have elevated the bonnet and given it sharply defined contours. It has a contoured edge and appears distinctly arrow-shaped. A horizontally structured bumper trim gives the Maybach saloons a broad look. Daytime running lamps featuring LED technology and bordered with a chrome insert have been integrated into the outer air intakes.
The exterior mirrors with elaborate aerodynamics for less driving noise harmonise with the striking front, whilst their large surface means improved vision. Dark red tail lights and chrome trim used on the handle in the boot lid lend the end section a powerful, distinguished look. This in turn is underlined by high-sheen 21-spoke 19-inch wheels in titanium silver for the Maybach 57 and 62 models. The Maybach 57 S and 62 S models are shod as standard with 12-spoke 20-inch wheels in noble sterling silver.
Interior – superb craftsmanship
As an option the rear reclining seat can be installed in the Maybach saloons with a long wheelbase and on the front-passenger side in the rear of the Maybach 57 and 57 S models. The craftsmanship of the seats for all models is exquisite. On request their piping can also be hand-braided or adorned with valuable SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS. In the upper part of the seat backrest a badge in 925 sterling silver with “MAYBACH MANUFAKTUR” lettering is an impressive indication of the great love of detail and serves as a reminder of the prestigious environment in which one is travelling.
Maybach cuts an equally fine figure when it comes to the range of individualisation options available for the luxury saloons, which is being continually extended. For example, there is an extremely high-quality flacon perfume atomiser available on request, having been developed exclusively by Maybach. As an option a large, high-resolution cinema screen with a 19-inch diagonal can be fitted to the centre of the partition in the Maybach 62 models, as an alternative to the 9.5‑inch monitors in the rear. If required Maybach will also fit the vehicles which have a partition – which, incidentally, can also be personalised with motifs of the customer’s choosing – with an overview camera, via which the rear passengers are able to keep an eye on the traffic in front of them without being seen themselves – even with an opaque partition window.
Thanks to an innovative WLAN router it is even possible to enjoy wireless internet access during the journey. This state-of-the-art connection uses the fast transmission standards HSDPA, UMTS and GSM/EDGE. A mobile phone hands-free system with Bluetooth functionality is also available in the rear. The DVD player in the rear reads nearly all DVD formats.
As one would expect, the Maybach Manufaktur showcases masterly handcraftsmanship with no compromises in the interior, where materials of the highest quality abound. Three interior appointments with different leather, carpet and headlining colours round off the original range. Trim in selected dark brown bird’s-eye maple, which can be combined with brilliant porcelain piano lacquer in the Maybach 57 S and 62 S, underline the regal ambience. As an alternative, customers can choose from carbon-fibre trim elements with a sporty touch in various different colours, such as silver and red.
More powerful yet fewer emissions
Even though the Maybach developers have increased the output of the Maybach 57 S and 62 S by 13 kW (18 hp) to 463 kW (630 hp), they were able to reduce the consumption figures (from 16.4 to 15.8 l/100 km) and the CO2 output (from 390 to 368 g/km CO2). The output of the 57 and 62 models remained unchanged, whilst consumption (15.0 as opposed to 15.9 l/100 km) and CO2 output (350 as opposed to 383 g/km) was also cut here. All the Maybach twelve-cylinder engines meet the EU5 standard/LEV2.
The prices for the Maybach models in euros, excluding VAT:
Maybach 57: 340,900
Maybach 57 S: 391,000
Maybach 62: 398,200
Maybach 62 S: 458,200
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