Maybach 57

The Maybach 57 was introduced to the U.S. market in the 2004 model year. Owned by Daimler AG, which also owns Mercedes-Benz, the Maybach 57 was designed to compete against Rolls Royce and Bentley, but sales were far below Daimler estimates; Maybach will cease to be a brand in 2013.

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About the Maybach 57

Maybach, founded in 1909, first specialized in Zeppelin and airplane engines. From 1921 through 1940, Wilhelm Maybach and his son built opulent vehicles for high-society customers. During WW II, the factory produced tank engines for the Nazis. The factory lay dormant after the war ended, and was purchased by Daimler-Benz in 1960.

In the late 1990s, Mercedes-Benz developed a luxury concept car labeled the Mercedes-Benz Maybach, which was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The Maybach brand was reborn soon thereafter.

The 2004 Maybach 57, which is 5.7 meters in length, was equipped with a 5.5-liter V-12 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission.

The Maybach 57 defines refined opulence. Known for Maybach’s impeccable attention to detail and allowing owners to customize their vehicle, they create each vehicle as an example of elegance and power in an ultra-luxury vehicle.

Maybach 57 Features

The Maybach 57, built on the S-Class platform, comes equipped with a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine that generates 543 hp. Despite its hefty curb weight of 6030 pounds, it goes from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

Standard features include a navigation system with voice activation, air condition with four-zone climate controls, power rear sunshade, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, interior air filter, power and heated tilt/telescoping steering wheel wrapped with wood and leather with audio and climate control buttons, voice-activated audio system with 21 speakers and iPod adapter, keyless start, power panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, heated cup holders, rearview camera, garage door opener, and wireless cell phone link.

The options are almost endless. When you visit a Maybach dealership, the Maybach Relationship Manager can assist in ordering a luxury vehicle to satisfy all desires.

Seating options include 18-way power seats, a reclining seat in the right rear passenger position, cooled rear seats, heated windows, and a premium sound system with 30 speakers. A refrigerator is in the rear console. Champagne flutes are even available.

Standard safety features include side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, a rearview camera, and front and rear parking sensors. An available Business Package can turn a Maybach 57 into a literal office on wheels.

If you’re worried about security, you may want to order the Maybach Guard package. It offers B4-level security for vehicle occupants, which specifies an attack from a blunt object like a bat, crowbar or handgun up to .44 caliber at point-blank range. The intruders will be unable to disable the vehicle or harm passengers.

Maybach Guard features include reinforced steel in the roof, rear wall, bulletproof glass, and overlapping protection zones around doors and window to prevent bullet entry. Kevlar blankets to absorb bullets that penetrate the steel, a protected fuel tank, and run-flat tires are also standard. A special alarm system offers buttons at every seat. An intercom system allows you to talk with people outside the car without having to open a window.

The interior of the Maybach can be customized to suit the owner. There isn’t much you can’t do with it. Without a doubt, the interior defines opulence and elegance. Fine leather and wood trim abound with every reasonable convenience item and appointment is standard equipment or available as an optional item.

The 2012 Maybach S is equipped with a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine that generates 559 hp and a five-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Weighing in at a curb weight of an impressive 6050 pounds, it can go from zero to 60 mph in about 4.8 seconds.

The 2012 Maybach 57 S includes all of the standard equipment available in the Maybach 57; it also features 20-inch wheels, higher-performance tires, a lower ride height, a sportier suspension, and some minor exterior and interior appointments.

Maybach 57 Evolution

In 2004, Maybach was introduced to the U.S. market. Within two years, the Maybach S was introduced, and the Parking Assist system became a standard feature. In 2010, Bluetooth capability is introduced. A special Zeppelin edition was also introduced. In 2011, the Maybach 57 S engine is updated to generate 620 hp, and cosmetic changes made to the exterior and the seats get a sterling-silver badge for the headrests and new upholstery stitching. In the same year, the Zeppelin model was discontinued.

Select a Maybach 57 Year

2012 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

There are no significant changes for model year 2012. In 2011, Mercedes-Benz tuned up the Maybach 57 S formidable 6.0-liter V-12 to generate 620 horsepower. Apparently the prior 604 horsepower was just too anemic.

2011 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

The 2011 Maybach 57 is a luxury four-door sedan that rivals the Rolls-Royce in many ways and outdoes it in others.

2010 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

2009 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

It's hard to find a luxury sedan that offers more than the 2009 Maybach 57.

2008 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

2007 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

2006 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

2005 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

Mercedes-Benz owns the lesser known Maybach brand.

2004 Maybach 57

Luxury, Sedan

Some luxury automobiles are so far removed from the realities of everyday life that their very existence goes virtually unnoticed except by those wealthy enough to actually afford them.