Sunday, April 17, 2011

Maybach 57

INTRODUCTION
Measuring an impressive 225.5 inches (5.73m) in length, the Maybach 57 is one of the most luxurious cars in the world. Its proportions provide four or five privileged passengers with exceptional room and comfort.
Standing out from the crowd has never been easier. And it starts with the paintwork: The specially selected colors, such as Nayarite Silver or Himalayas Dark Grey, can be combined to give the Maybach a striking, yet elegant, two-tone finish. It goes without saying that only particularly fine and exclusive materials are considered for the interior. Sumptuous leather is complemented by exotic woods, such as Amboyna, while the superbly finished trim elements lend their own unique and timeless appeal to the passenger cabin.

Maybach 57
It is not enough to select the finest materials. Only through exacting craftsmanship can their true potential be unlocked to create a unique, entirely personal ambience to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. Production in the Maybach Manufaktur assures a level of quality that sets new standards within the ultra-luxury segment.
You can choose a single color for your Maybach, or combine two for a two-tone scheme. Please contact your Maybach Relationship Manager to discuss applying a custom color to your specification. With a limitless range of paints available, a great many combinations are possible.
Inside the Maybach 57 you’ll discover one of the most beautiful and stylish living rooms to be found on the road today. You may even forget that you’re on the move.

Maybach 57
BRAKES AND HANDLING SYSTEMS
Instead of the traditional mechanical / hydraulic brake system, the Maybach is equipped with an electrohydraulic system known as Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC™). This system has two central control units – a design feature which has significant advantages with regard to the division of the brake circuits. The key benefit of this system is that it is able to modulate the brake pressure required for each individual wheel with greater precision and deliver it more quickly. This means that this advanced brake system can respond more appropriately to the driving situation to provide the optimum braking effect. Sensotronic Brake Control also enhances the operation of important safety-related dynamic handling systems such as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) and ABS/BAS, which for instance sense the onset of skidding and automatically intervene to stabilize the vehicle. And SBC™ also helps to make braking smoother.

CHASSIS – AIRMATIC DUAL CONTROL
The Maybach is equipped with the latest chassis technology which includes independent double wishbone front suspension and independent multilink rear suspension, as well as AIRMATIC Dual Control air suspension. AIRMATIC DC features air springs complemented by an additional spring-rate adjustment system and also includes adaptive damping with integrated level control. As a result, the vehicle occupants are able to enjoy a ride quality of unprecedented smoothness.
Maybach 57

INTELLIGENT BI-XENON HEADLAMPS
Bi-xenon is an innovative headlamp technology in which both the low and main beam are produced by powerful xenon gas discharge lamps. The additionally integrated active light function can enhance the illumination of curves in the road by up to 90 percent, since the bi-xenon modules swivel as a function of the car’s steering angle, speed and rate of turn. At the same time, the dynamic headlamp range adjustment changes the angle of the headlamp beams to compensate any pitching movements. When the car turns a corner at speeds up to 19 mph the cornering light function of the headlamp unit on the inner side is automatically switched on.

MODULAR ROOF SYSTEM
The Maybach is available with an electric tilting/sliding sunroof made from 0.25 inch laminated glass and installed over the front cabin of the Maybach 57 or the rear cabin of the Maybach 62. Both models can also be specified without this feature.

PARKTRONIC
PARKTRONIC system uses ultrasonic waves to help detect nearby obstacles at parking speeds, alerting the driver to their proximity and direction via illuminated and audible indicators on both the dash and rear cabin ceiling.

PASSIVE SAFETY
The Maybach also has a two-stage, situation-dependent triggering system for the driver and front passenger airbags. All four seats are equipped with three-point seat belts enhanced by high-performance tensioning retractors, beltforce limiters and comfort-fit mechanisms. The upper belt sash guide is built into the seatback. Side air bags in the seatbacks, plus separate curtain airbags for all seats give the occupants added protection.

KEYLESS-GO
The Maybach can also be unlocked by touching the door handle when you carry the electronic key with you. There’s no need to insert a key to start the engine – just push the button on the gearshift lever and the Type 12 powerplant comes to life.

Maybach 57 Interior
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
Every Maybach has two climate control systems: one for the front compartment and one for the rear. Each can be programmed and operated independently. The high-performance climate control system not only delivers the ideal temperature very efficiently but also responds extremely quickly when the settings are changed. The four-zone system allows different temperature, blower speed and air distribution settings to be programmed for each occupant. A specially designed ventilation system around the side windows provides added comfort when outside temperatures are particularly high or low. A solar sensor automatically makes the necessary temperature adjustments. The system is, of course, equipped with a dust filter and an activated charcoal filter with smog sensor and automatic recirculation control.

RIDE COMFORT
Both the front and rear seats in the Maybach are master pieces of comfort technology. All the seats are heated. The shoulder belts automatically adjust to the height of the driver or passenger, which helps to enhance their protective capability. The seats are upholstered in Grand Nappa leather and feature multicontour seatbacks with dynamic lumbar supports. All the seats are electrically adjustable for fore / aft, height, seatback and cushion angle, cushion length and head restraint height. To protect from the sun and guard from the gazes of strangers, the Maybach features rear high-grade fabric window curtains that can be operated from all four seats(electrically-operated curtains for the rear side windows are optional).

MULTIMEDIA
Maybach occupants enjoy the convenience of audio, video, phone and navigation systems as standard equipment. Installed in the front center console, the COMAND unit manages the functions of the radio, DVD, and front telephone, as well as the navigation system and other services. Rear passengers can control specific audio and video systems using a remote control. The driver can also control the communication systems by voice, keeping both hands on the steering wheel for safety. A state-of-the-art, fiberoptic network is the backbone of all multimedia components and offers precise, high-speed communication among these components. A lifetime subcription to SIRIUS® Satellite Radio is included with every Maybach. The rear cabin audiovisual system with DVD player, single-feed 6-disc CD changer, auxiliary inputs, remote control and dual 9.5" video monitors (one on rear face of each front seat) offers the potential for hours of uninterrupted in-vehicle entertainment.

BOSE® EVERYWHERE DOLBY SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Twenty-one speakers and a maximum output of 600 watts help create a unique surround-sound experience inside the Maybach. The DRO (dynamic range optimization) system uses a microphone inside the car to sense variations in the ambient sound level and corrects the audio output automatically. Set of two digital surround-sound headphones for rear passengers are stored in rear door compartments.

DISTRONIC
In the Maybach an electronic system helps you maintain the desired distance to the vehicle in front. DISTRONIC shows the driver just what that distance is on the display. If the gap narrows, the car is automatically braked; if the gap widens, the car accelerates up to the set speed. If harder braking is needed, a visual and acoustic warning prompts the driver to take action accordingly.

REAR REFRIGERATOR
Installed in the rear center console and equipped with its own compressor, the thermostatically controlled refrigerator - a no-cost option, allows passengers to enjoy chilled drinks or food.

CHAMPAGNE FLUTES
2 Champagne flutes, in hand-polished 925 sterling silver by Robbe & Berking are included as standard on all Maybach models

INTEGRATED REAR BLUETOOTH SYSTEM
Fully integrated into the COMAND system of the vehicle, the rear Bluetooth system incorporates your mobile telephone seamlessly. Form and function unite in the placement and design of the self-contained Bluetooth display (in place of rear armrest ashtray). The interface controller allows SMS text message display, pairing memory for up to 10 devices (only one phone can be connected at a given time), and audio facilitation using microphone array and stereo loudspeakers.

BATTERY TRICKLE CHARGER
Perhaps the Maybach is not your primary vehicle. Each vehicle is equipped with a standard Battery Trickle Charger designed to keep the battery in top condition. Simply plug the device into a household outlet on one side, and the vehicle 12V power recepticle on the other side to maintain the correct vehicle battery charge at all times.
Maybach 57 Interior
PNEUMATIC DOOR CLOSING ASSIST
The ultimate in luxury means physical exertion is not necessary. All four doors of each Maybach do the heavy lifting for you. Simply pull the door partially closed and the latching occurs automatically. Further, each door is equipped with infinite hydraulic door stays, meaning the door will never swing back upon you. Each door is able to be secured in any open position beyond 15°. Fully electronic rear door closers are optional.

TRUNK-MOUNTED UMBRELLA
One trunk-mounted, handcrafted Dunhill Collection rain umbrella is included as standard equipment in each Maybach. Equipped with an extension, this umbrella may also be used as a sun shade.

TECHNICAL DATA
Maybach 57 - 4 Passenger Sedan
No. of cylinders / arrangement            12 / V
Bore / stroke (mm)                             82.0 x 87.0
Cubic capacity (cc)                            5513
Rated output                                      543hp @ 5250 rpm
Rated torque                                      664 lb-ft @ 2200-3000 rpm
Compression ratio                              9.0:1
Acceleration 0-60mph                        5.2 secs
Top Speed, approx.                           155 mph
Tire size                                             275/50 R 19
Fuel consumption city                         9.6 mpg
Fuel consumption highway                 21.4 mpg
Fuel consumption combined               14.8 mpg
CO2 emission, combined                   238 g/mi
Fuel tank capacity / inc. reserve         29 / 3.7 gal
Weight                                             6030 lbs
Perm. gross weight                           7187 lbs
Trunk capacity                                 21.4 cubic feet
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