The Maybach 62 and 57 – First Drive Targeting the ultimate in luxury automobiles.


The Maybach name is not a
familiar one to most
Americans, as this German
carmaker and engine
builder built only about
1800 cars from the early
1920s to 1941. But it
continued as a builder of
fine engines, having
powered everything from
Count Ferdinand von
Zeppelin’s airships to some
of the finest motor yachts
in the world. Mercedes-
Benz and Maybach have
been linked since the 19th
century when Gottlieb
Daimler and Wilhelm
Maybach became colleagues
in 1865.
In 1907, Maybach left
Daimler-Motoren-
Gesellschaft and went into
business with his son, Karl,
to design and build
lightweight engines. Their
first car appeared in 1919,
built on a Mercedes
chassis, and in 1921
Maybach built 305 cars to
use his own engines. And
the company made it clear
from the very beginning
that it intended to build the
most expensive and
exclusive automobiles
available.
So now, in the 21st
century, we are witnessing
the resurrection of
Maybach as an automotive
brand, engineered and built
by Mercedes-Benz, and
designed to take on Rolls-
Royce and Bentley.
There are two versions of
the modern Maybach — the
62 and the 57. The 62 is
the larger, measuring
nearly 6.2 meters (20 ft. 3
in.) and the 57 is 5.73
meters (18 ft. 10 in.), while
both are 77.9 in. wide. The
62 is designed to be a full
limousine, and the
expectation is that most
owners will ride in the fully
reclining rear seats that
are patterned after first-
class airline seats while the
chauffeur deals with the
driving.
In our first exposure to
the car in Europe’s most
affluent city, Hamburg,
Germany, we were invited
to enjoy the enormous leg
room in the rear of the 62
while being driven through
the city and into the
countryside. It is truly the
lap of luxury in the rear
seating area, with the
nicest-looking and nicest-
feeling leather upholstery,
wood trim and all the
extras you would expect,
from a refrigerated
compartment for
champagne, optional folding
tables, a storage tray and
CD rack to telephone
outlets. And let’s not forget
the electro-transparent
panoramic roof available in
the 62, which has a frame
of exotic wood, and glass
that incorporates 30 solar
cells in the front half to
convert sunshine into
electrical energy to power
the ventilation fan in the
front. The rear section has
a laminated glass pane and
an intermediate layer of
liquid-crystal membrane
that can be electrically
rearranged to produce
various lighting effects.
The ride in the 62 is
luxuriously smooth and the
cornering is accomplished
without much leaning, so
those in the rear aren’t
jostled. After a couple of
hours of riding, I asked if I
could take the wheel for a
brief interlude. The 62 is a
very large car, make no
mistake, but it drives much
like an S-Class Mercedes.
The engine is a 60-degree
V-12 with twin
turbochargers and a
displacement of 5.5 liters.
Output is rated at 543 bhp
at 5250 rpm and torque is
664 lb.-ft. at 2300-3000
rpm. Despite the 62’s more
than 6200-lb. weight, the
V-12 produces remarkable
acceleration, which I
discovered on a short ramp
onto the Autobahn. And the
5-speed automatic
transmission provides
seamless shifting up and
down.Maybach presentationThe
is based on the concept of
“automotive masterpieces
with a new dimension in
luxury and comfort.” With
all of its technical
sophistication, modern
electronics, powerful
performance (0-60 mph
should take only about 5.0
seconds) and 10 airbags
throughout the car for
crash protection, each car
is a remarkable automotive
tour de force. And then you
can begin to peruse the
long list of comfort and
convenience features: 600-
watt sound system with
Dolby surround sound at
every seat, 4-zone climate
control system with two
separate air conditioning
units, and on and on.
As Dr. Schmidt said at our
luncheon: “As in former
years, the Maybach name
will once again become a
byword for consummate
automotive exclusivity and
elegance. The new Maybach
sets standards in the world
of top-class automobiles in
every respect — with its
technical perfectionism,
stylish elegance and
incomparable luxury.”
In driving the cars for
several hours, it became
clear that nothing has been
spared in trying to reach
those goals. While very few
people in the world will
ever own one, those who
do will know they are
driving something quite
extraordinary.

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