Maybach is always stylish, respectable, reliable and expensive. The model with the index 57 (the numbers indicate rounded overall length in decimeters: 5730 mm) is one of the most luxurious serial cars. Debut took place in 2002. According to today's classification, it is at the top of the segment - “F”. The car passed a long and thorny path from the first sketches, shown back in 1998, through the stage of the concept car - to serial production.
The body structure is based on the modified platform of the previous generation Mercedes S-Class (W220). Wheelbase - 3480 mm. Height - 1550 mm. Width - 1950 mm. For Maybach 57, a complete set of the latest technological advances of the concern is provided: an independent pneumatic multi-link suspension with electronically controlled stiffness shock Airmatic, electro-hydraulic brake system Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC), etc. The case is strong enough, it perfectly meets the requirements of active and passive safety, providing, for example, outstanding shock resistance characteristics. Thanks to the special lightweight design of the body, fuel consumption is reduced.
Front lighting, consisting of four xenon spotlights, combined in two blocks - just a work of engineering art. The intensity and distribution of headlights occurs automatically according to the current driving situation and speed. In the city, for example, the light is directed directly in front of the driver, while on the freeway an additional headlight is turned on to increase the distance and expand the field of vision of the driver. However, impressive appearance fades compared with the interior design.
The DaimlerChrysler specialists offer everyone who decided to purchase a Maybach personally choose a color and texture interior solution, body color, choose the necessary level of equipment - there are practically no restrictions in these areas. The interior trim is made of the most upscale and expensive materials, including branded leather, various types of precious wood, natural semi-precious minerals, and since 2005 and the finishing of metal elements with 24-carat gold (instead of chrome). The rear seats, in addition to a full set of electric, have retractable steps to support the legs, allowing, if desired, even lie down to his full height.
The passengers are offered a mini-bar, a refrigerator, a hi-end stereo system with Dolby Surround system, and a TV / DVD center with monitors built into the backs of the front seats. Four-zone climate control for the driver and three passengers. The base 5.5-liter V12 engine with 3 valves per cylinder and two turbochargers develops 550 hp. and 900 Nm. According to the manufacturer, up to 100 km / h, the Maybach 57 accelerates in 5.2 seconds.
In 2005, the “charged” version of the Maybach 57 S (the letter S means “special”) debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, which offered additional features along with more dynamics. Modified by AMG V12 engine volume of 6.0 l / power of 612 hp accelerates the car to 100 km / h in 5.0 seconds. The maximum torque limited by electronics is 1.000 Nm and is in the range of 2.000 - 4.000 rpm. To harmoniously and reliably realize the impressive potential of the power of version 57 S, Maybach engineers improved the suspension, making a number of changes to it.
On the front and rear axles are used advanced stabilizers, reducing the angle of pitching and, thereby, the cross roll of the sedan during high-speed cornering. In addition, the excellent dynamics of the car provides a reduction in ground clearance by 15 mm. Accordingly, new, generally more sporty settings were chosen for the adaptive ADS II damping system and semi-active air suspension.
A sporty accent on the exterior of the 57 S is given by such stylish body trim elements as an updated front end with a modified grille and headlamp design, 20-inch chrome-plated wheel rims. At the rear of the car, the high potential of the power version 57 S is indicated by a bumper of a modified shape with two exhaust pipes integrated into it. As standard, the Maybach 57 S is available in black or silver. At the request of the owner of the car can be painted in color, called "Antiqua White". White paint is applied in several layers, the composition contains mica, due to which an exclusive pearl shade is acquired, and the color changes depending on the angle of illumination.
Worked over Maybach 57 and the famous atelier Brabus. Specialists managed to accelerate the luxury sedan to 330.6 km / h. Under the hood of such an exclusive car, a forced 6.3-liter V12-unit with modified turbocharging and a new “software” for the control unit is placed.
In addition, Maybach received a powerful exhaust system with sports manifolds and catalysts, an optimized intake system and an ignition system. The result is 730 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1,320 Nm, which was reduced by the limiter to 1,100 Nm. As for the transmission, there was presented a modernized five-speed automatic gearbox that transfers all the power to the rear-wheel drive, equipped with 21-inch wheels with tires of dimension 315/35. The front axle, in turn, is equipped with 275/40 tires. Each machine will be assigned a personal manager, which you can call at any time from anywhere in the world.