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2011 Maybach 62 Review
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The 2011 Maybach 62 is one of the most luxurious four-door sedans on the market, vying for the title with the British opulence of the Rolls-Royce. The price alone puts it on the same league as the Rolls; the Maybach 62 retails somewhere around the half million mark before adding any options.
Unlike the Rolls-Royce and its soft, British sensibility, the Maybach 62 is stereotypically German: well-built, business-like, and no nonsense.
Models: 62, 62 S
Engines: 5.5-liter V-12, 6.0-liter V-12
The Maybach 62 S contains a powerful 6.0-liter engine as well as 20-inch wheels, high-performance tires, a lower ride height, and a sportier suspension.
The 62 comes equipped with 19-inch wheels, active self-leveling suspension, a sunroof, and power rear sunshades. The sheet metal is sleek and solid.
The front of the cabin includes 10-way power front seats, full-leather interior, front-seat memory settings, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, heat and massage seats, and many other luxuries. The rear of the vehicle has it all, including power leg supports and footrests, a foldable picnic table, a refrigeration unit, electronic rear door closers, reclining heated seats, and more. Technology in the vehicle is equally opulent. Front and rear Bluetooth connectivity comes standard, along with a navigation system, a rear-view camera, a CD-player, a DVD entertainment system, satellite radio, and an auxiliary jack.
The interior boasts pretty much every little device and creature comfort the purchaser could desire. The back seats are heated and recline. The center console has controls for the rear dual-zone climate control system, and it even contains a refrigeration unit for cold beverages. DVD equipment comes standard, so the passenger never gets bored.
The Maybach 62 offers a laundry list of optional features. A three-person rear bench seat is available, as well as front and rear partitions, ventilated seating, and a solar panel module that can power the ventilation fan of the vehicle. An optional rear sunroof will change to opaque at the touch of the button.
The Maybach division also provides a Commissioning Studio. This service allows the potential buyer to contact a Maybach Relationship Manager. Potential buyers can ask for specific features not offered in the catalogue, or even normally offered by Maybach. The manufacturer can add or change interior upholstery, entertainment options, and mechanical features to meet the customer’s tastes.
Performance & Handling
Buyers will find one of two engines. The 62 contains a 5.5-liter V-12 engine that produces 543 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The 62 S offers a slightly upgraded 6.0-liter V-12 engine that produces 620 horsepower with 738 pound-feet of torque. The engine produces enough power that the heavy Maybach 62 can take off from zero to 60 mph in about five seconds. The ultra-luxury division of Mercedes-Benz produces the Maybach, and the influence shows. The construction holds solid, and the mechanics gain recognition as some of the best in the automotive world. For the buyer of the Maybach 62, the interior offers superior luxury, most likely because the purchaser will sit in the back seat and let his driver do the work. The 62 is an extended wheelbase version of the 57 model, providing greater space in the back of the vehicle.
Safety features on the Maybach 62 keep with the maximalist character of the rest of the vehicle. Front and rear airbags as well as full-length curtain airbags come standard. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear camera are all there.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Comfortable ride and handling
- Powerful engine
- Full range of options
You Won't Like
- Sup-par radio controls
- Stodgy feel
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