The Maybach has been designed to drive like a private luxury jet for the road. Its 543-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-12 engine produces a massive 664 lb.-ft. of peak torque at just 2,300 rpm and will accelerate this large luxury automobile from 0-60 mph in just over five seconds – and in utter silence. Innovations adapted from sister brand Mercedes-Benz ensure braking, handling and safety to match.
The full array of technology includes the electronic braking system, Airmatic DC air suspension, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and a supplemental restraint system with 10 airbags. The jet analogy also applies to the Maybach interior, where spaciousness, luxury and comfort have no peers within the automotive realm.
Two models are offered, the Maybach 57 and the Maybach 62. As with luxury yachts, the numbers signify vehicle length in meters (5.73 meters and 6.17 meters). The Maybach 57 is 225.3 inches long on a 133.5-inch wheelbase. The Maybach 62 measures 242.5 inches long on a 150.7-inch wheelbase, making it the longest production automobile in the world. Both models provide an extraordinary driving experience, although the Maybach 62 has been designed with chauffeur driving in mind.
The Maybach 62 uses its extra length to ensconce the rear cabin occupants in two fully reclining luxury seats unlike anything ever offered in an automobile. Both models are fully equipped with every conceivable modern luxury feature, including separate front and rear climate control systems, a rear DVD audiovisual system with dual flat screen monitors, a Bose® 21-speaker, concert-quality surround sound system and a rear center console with refrigerator compartment.
The interior is outfitted with the finest materials available, including hand-fitted Grand Nappa leather, nubuck leather trim, Alcantara-trimmed headliner and pillars, deep-nap velour carpeting and a choice of three fine woods – cherry, amboyna or walnut.
Each Maybach takes about four months to build and deliver, with the facility completing no more than one or two cars per day. This unhurried rate makes it possible to accommodate extensive handcrafting as well as to meet individual customer requests; thereby make each of these luxury cars unique in its own way.