New Interior Touches
The contemporary Maybach interpretation of high performance, impressive handling
dynamics and opulent luxury continues inside the 57 S where high-quality
materials are crafted to perfection in accordance with the Maybach tradition and
new leather appointments help to set the striking yet tasteful tone.
Deliberately distinctive and particularly exclusive, the visual statement made
by the Maybach 57 S is picked up by the interior which features a carefully
balanced combination of piano lacquer and carbon elements - especially in the
areas within the driver's reach and immediate field of view - creating an
atmosphere of dynamic elegance.
The "Manufaktur" Concept at Mercedes-AMG
In keeping with the Maybach "Manufaktur" concept, the twelve-cylinder biturbo
engine is assembled by hand at the Mercedes-AMG engine manufacturing facility.
Nothing symbolizes the "one man, one engine" philosophy more clearly than the
characteristic engine plate which is attached to the cover of the V12 biturbo in
the Maybach 57 S and which bears the signature of the specialist who assembled
the unit - a signature which vouches for the care lavished on the engine and the
quality of the workmanship.
Specially Developed 20-Inch
The Michelin Pilot Sport tires (size: 275/45 R20) are matched perfectly to the
revised suspension. These high-performance tires are fitted on 8.5 J x 20
eleven-spoke light-alloy wheels which were specially developed for them,
permitting higher maximum levels of longitudinal and lateral acceleration while
also enhancing the handling characteristics even further. The Electronic
Stability Program (ESP) and the acceleration skid control (ASR) system have been
reconfigured and optimized to take account of the higher forces involved.
Enhanced ventilation of the brake system improves braking performance and
resistance to fading even fur-ther under all operating conditions. These
measures ensure that the Maybach 57 S always offers the optimum degree of active
In modifying and retuning the suspension of the 57 S, the Maybach developers
have succeeded in perfectly reconciling apparently contradictory requirements:
the high-performance luxury saloon is capable of putting down the power demanded
by the driver safely and confidently while maintaining the high level of ride
comfort which is typical of the brand and which characterizes a Maybach vehicle.
Maybach Individualization with Gold
"Wellendorff Individualization" offers particularly discerning Maybach owners
the opportunity to elevate the on-board refinement of their high-end luxury
Saloon to new levels with exquisite gold inlays and precious stones. This latest
development in Maybach's successful individualization strategy is based on close
collaboration with the German jeweler Manufaktur Wellendorff, who meticulously
produce the unique decorative inlays by hand. The new options range from
exquisite decorative trim strips, embedded in the interior wood trim, to
monograms and individual coats of arms, picked out in gold and diamonds. Maybach
recently extended the range of optional equipment available exfactory yet again,
adding tailor-made Business Packages, for example, and vehicles specially
configured for use in the luxury hotel sector. Maybach also has something of a
tradition of realizing virtually any customer request, no matter how unusual.
Gold and Diamonds Create an
The standard fine wood trim on the Maybach doors harmonizes perfectly with the
skillfully crafted trim strips from Wellendorff, available in 18-carat yellow or
white gold. The trim strips help accentuate the honed craftsmanship behind the
Maybach interior appointments. The garland motif, typical of Wellendorff, and
the hand-cut diamonds in the trim strips add a further level of sophistication
to the Maybach interior. For the ultimate in individuality, the owner's monogram
can be added to the long, elegant decorative strips. The trim strips can be
fitted on all four doors, extending from the front to the rear of the vehicle in
a continuous line.
Narrow, diamond-studded strips in 18-carat yellow or white gold can be added to
the centre console too, along with an optional coat of arms. The selector lever
can also be decorated with the owner's monogram or coat of arms as an option.
In the rear of the Maybach 62 the optional partition provides the ideal place
for a prominently positioned coat of arms, which can be set off to perfection
with 18-carat white or yellow gold strips and discreet diamonds. Combining the
ornamented partition with the optional trim strips for the rear centre console
creates an elegant and harmonious look and lends the interior a highly
individual feel. The decorative elements coordinate perfectly with the interior
appointments, producing a highly distinctive, elegant and harmonious on-board
atmosphere - take, for example, the combination of yellow gold, high-quality
matt burr walnut and the california beige interior, or white gold in conjunction
with anthracite-colored appointments and elegant poplar trim.
Customer Dreams Come
True: Individual Solutions
Maybach has developed and built a special Maybach 57 Saloon model, designed to
meet the particular customer requirements associated with the international
luxury hotel sector. The concept can also be applied to the Maybach 62. Numerous
details and technical features of the model are tailored to the needs of a
vehicle operating on a daily basis in the hotel business, with a high passenger
turnover. The new-design, easy-access multiple stowage compartments in the rear,
for example, can be used to hold tissues or wet-wipes for arriving guests. The
car phone in the rear centre console is connected via a conventional telephone
lead and the backs of the front seats feature practical fold-down tables in
place of the usual video monitors.
Typical Maybach materials are very much in evidence in the interior, which
offers the familiar refined, high-quality feel, but is also extremely
hardwearing. Particular attention has also been paid to the luggage compartment:
a special Maybach rug can be used to protect valuable items of luggage.
Breathtaking: Gold Instead of
Chrome in the Interior
Maybach has created a study, based on the Maybach 57, which reflects a very
special customer demand: all chrome trim parts in the vehicle interior are
gold-plated, a wafer-thin layer of genuine 24-carat gold being applied to each
one. The gleam of the gold adds a heightened touch of refinement to the interior
of the Maybach Saloon, and harmonizes perfectly with the high-quality wood and
the Maybach leathers used for the study. A carefully coordinated gold paint was
selected for the wheels and applied using a special, newly developed process.
The expertise which the Maybach specialists have build up over the course of
this project will allow them to take the most exclusive of customer requests in
their stride in the future.
One of the most popular customer requests is to have a monogram or coat of arms
inscribed in a prominent place inside the Maybach Saloon. Maybach also offers
the option of having the double "M" emblem embossed in the leather of the door
panels - a feature which is not just popular with car enthusiasts and collectors
of historic Maybach Saloons, but allows Maybach owners to express their special
attachment to the brand too.
Discretion and Security with Partition
and Special Protection
Customers who appreciate the utmost discretion can order a partition with
retractable window where approved in the country in question for the Maybach 62.
At the touch of a button, the electro transparent glass can also be rendered
opaque, shutting off the view into the rear. The Maybach Guard, which is also
based on the Maybach 62, offers special protection against external attacks. The
protection features offer High Protection, as specified by European protection
Maybach 57 S: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications