2011 Maybach 57 and 62 Facelift

Daimler unveiled today the facelift version for the Maybach line-up. The company made chances to the exterior design, interior comfort, but also added a more powerful engine. This is the last chance Daimler offered to Maybach before making a final decision on its future.

The exterior chances include a new chrome radiator grille, a new front bumper and redesigned hood, re-styled side mirrors and new rear light clusters and new new-look 21-spoke, 19-inch wheels for the standard models and get 12-spoke, 20-inch wheels for the S ones. Also the 57S and 62S models are 11 mm longer and 17 mm wider.

On the interior the limousine gets a hand-braided or crystal-encrusted seat piping, a 19-inch rear screen, a perfume atomiser and a wireless internet function.

The 57S and 62S models are powered by a 12-cylinder engine that develops a total of 630 HP. The 57 and 62 models get a 6.0 liter V12 supercharged and turbocharged engine that develops 542bhp. Fuel consumptions and CO2 emissions have been lowered in both models.

Video after the jump.

Press release

At Auto China 2010 in Beijing, Maybach will be presenting its high-end luxury sedans with added sparkle and with significantly extended high-class equipment and individualisation options. A large new chrome radiator grille confidently emphasises the legendary sedans’ exceptional status. Other new highlights include the hood with a shaped edge, the trim on the front bumper with daytime driving lights featuring LED technology, high-quality, dark red tail lights and a new, exclusively developed paint and stylish wheels. In future those purchasing a Maybach 57 and 57 S will also be able to opt for the rear reclining seat from the Maybach 62 models. New items are available on request, among them seat piping which is hand-braided or refined with CRYSTALLIZEDTM Swarovski Elements, an exquisite flacon perfume atomiser and a WLAN router for wireless internet access. As an option, a 19-inch cinema screen and an overview camera for the rear passengers can be installed in the rear of the Maybach 62 and 62 S models. The output of the twelve-cylinder engine in the Maybach 57 S and 62 S has been increased to 463 kW (630 hp) but the pollutant emissions of all models have still been cut.

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The facelifted versions of the Maybach sedans are even more self-confident and effortlessly superior, their charisma even more striking. The exceptional status they enjoy finds its main emphasis in the new dominant chrome radiator grille, which is meticulously produced in two different variants. In the Maybach 57 and 62 models it has 20 fine longitudinal bars, and in the Maybach 57 S and 62 S twelve solid double louvres and a "shadow strut" flag up the vehicle’s tremendous power. Both arrow-shaped radiator grilles are also higher and boast significantly greater dimensions than before, and they have been assigned a more upright position.

The designers have elevated the modified hood and given it sharply defined contours. It has a contoured edge and appears distinctly arrow-shaped. A restyled, horizontally structured bumper trim gives the Maybach sedans an even broader look. Daytime driving lights featuring LED technology and bordered with a chrome insert have been integrated into the outer air intakes.

The new exterior mirrors with optimised aerodynamics for less driving noise harmonise with the striking front, whilst their large surface means improved vision. Dark red tail lights and chrome trim used on the handle in the boot lid lend the end section a powerful, distinguished look. This in turn is underlined by new high-sheen 21-spoke 19-inch wheels in titanium silver for the Maybach 57 and 62 models. The Maybach 57 S and 62 S models will in future be shod as standard with new 12-spoke 20-inch wheels in noble sterling silver. All models are available in the new Bahamas Blue paint.

Interior - superb craftsmanship

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The rear reclining seat which has only been available in the Maybach sedans with a long wheelbase up until now can, with immediate effect, also be installed on the front-passenger side in the rear of the Maybach 57 and 57 S models. At the same time Maybach has enhanced the craftsmanship of the seats for all models. The look of the seat upholstery layout has been refined and given additional piping. On request the piping can also be hand-braided or adorned with valuable CRYSTALLIZEDTM Swarovski Elements. In the upper part of the seat backrest a redesigned badge in 925 sterling silver with "MAYBACH MANUFAKTUR" lettering is an impressive indication of the great love of detail and serves as a reminder of the prestigious environment in which one is travelling.

Maybach cuts an equally fine figure when it comes to the range of individualisation options available for the luxury sedans, which has been significantly extended. For the very first time there is an extremely high-quality flacon perfume atomiser available on request, having been developed exclusively by Maybach. Up until now it was reserved only for the special Maybach Zeppelin model, limited to just 100 units. As an option a large, high-resolution cinema screen with a 19-inch diagonal can now be fitted to the centre of the partition in the Maybach 62 models, as an alternative to the 9.5-inch monitors in the rear available until now. If required Maybach will also fit the vehicles which have a partition - which, incidentally, can now also be personalised with motifs of the customer’s choosing - with an overview camera, via which the rear passengers are able to keep an eye on the traffic in front of them without being seen themselves - even with an opaque partition window.

Thanks to an innovative WLAN router it is even possible to enjoy wireless internet access during the journey. This state-of-the-art connection uses the fast transmission standards HSDPA, UMTS and GSM/EDGE. A new mobile phone hands-free system with Bluetooth functionality is also available in the rear. And a newly developed DVD player in the rear now also reads extended DVD formats.

As one would expect, the Maybach MANUFAKTUR showcases masterly handcraftsmanship with no compromises in the interior, where materials of the highest quality abound. There are three new interior appointments with different leather, carpet and headlining colours. New trim in selected dark brown bird’s-eye maple, which can be combined with brilliant porcelain piano lacquer in the Maybach 57 S and 62 S, underline the regal ambience. As an alternative, customers can now choose from carbon-fibre trim elements with a sporty touch in various different colours, such as silver and red.

More powerful yet fewer emissions

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Even though the Maybach developers have increased the output of the Maybach 57 S and 62 S by 13 kW (18 hp) to 463 kW (630 hp), they were able to reduce the consumption figures (from 16.4 to 15.8 l/100 km) and the CO2 output (from 390 to 368 g/km CO2). The output of the 57 and 62 models remained unchanged, whilst consumption (15.0 as opposed to 15.9 l/100 km) and CO2 output (350 as opposed to 383 g/km) was also cut here. All the Maybach twelve-cylinder engines meet the EU5 standard/LEV2.

What do you think?
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  (474) posted on 02.8.2012

The interior was definitely elegant and luxurious. The seats were very comfortable and enjoyable, assuring every trips will be worth-while waiting inside this home-inspired car.

  (1211) posted on 12.25.2011

Yeah,you’re right! However, we couldn’t deny the fact that the interior of the car is extremely gorgeous! Especially, those seats! I love it!

  (429) posted on 12.6.2011

I just love the interior of this Maybach 57 and 62 for it truly has the facilities which can only be seen with limousine vehicle. Well, to be honest I never thought that it is a limousine on its exterior appearance.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

I just only love its luxurious interior and even on its latest technology, which undoubtedly could give an expensive market price on it. Moreover, is it already on the market?

  (276) posted on 11.24.2011

Even though it didn’t really look great with its exterior detailing, I’m still impressed with the fact that it had a very luxurious and cozy interior, which made me think that it is worth buying, although it is kind of too pricey.

  (428) posted on 10.18.2011

The interior is really stunning and striking! A very, luxurious interior for a facelift version, well I also noticed that the look of this one is not so impressive but the interior retrieves my disappointment. smiley

  (287) posted on 10.11.2011

Well, impressive facelift and I must say that I love the spacious and comfortable interior of this Maybach 57 and 62 facelift! This car really looks so luxurious on its amenities, but I don’t like the exterior appearance of it.

  (762) posted on 09.29.2011

One of the quality car, with high-end technology interior inside. Really one of the impressive developed car. Not a common or particular car. Every details are proportional to it.

  (460) posted on 07.13.2011

All that i can see is the interior. It is neat but the car is like an old man who did not know anything about designs. I think, they can sell more if they enter the aggressive look.

  (412) posted on 03.11.2011

these car really has the quality. I feel shame to whoever killed its styling. I think its the Daimler!

  (858) posted on 02.22.2011

Daimler’s extra-full-size extra luxury sedan is still available in a short wheelbase for Maybach owners who may spend some time piloting the hyper-luxury sedan.

  (434) posted on 02.22.2011

The 2011 Maybach 62S Landaulet is available only with the 620-hp twin-turbo V12, a fixed roof over the driver and a soft top over rear passengers.

  (798) posted on 02.7.2011

To some aspect I’m a fan of the enhancement but not with the cars that focus on the enhancement of its face rather that the engine. To all the automaker will you please stop facelifting and tell later that its a “NEW EDITION”! How pathetic!

  (728) posted on 02.1.2011

On the interior the limousine gets a hand-braided or crystal-encrusted seat piping, a 19-inch rear screen, a perfume atomizer and a wireless internet function.

  (466) posted on 01.25.2011

The interior design is so amazing the adjustable chair that surely enjoys the drivers competency to travel in a very relaxing and comfortable way.

  (765) posted on 12.13.2010

interesting, but Maybach should have made the Exelero. if they can make a body for one of those then i think they’ll raise some eyebrows. as it stands this is in the same category as something like the Bentley Brooklands

  (555) posted on 12.13.2010

I really hope that Maybach won’t be closed. They need a major overhaul in design and a greater range of vehicles, yes, but I wouldn’t sell or close the brand. It might not not have been too well known in the US, but European remembered the name when it came out.

  (274) posted on 09.22.2010

If Benz put some work into how the car looked, it might have sold adequate numbers.

  (228) posted on 08.2.2010

Imagine spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on an ugly car that does nothing better (except weigh more) than an S class. Must be very rich people who inherited their wealth, rather than earning it with their own savvy.

  (158) posted on 07.28.2010

Looks better, and more aggressive than the pre-face lift model, but not enough to increase selling. New grill, and especially new wheels look far better.

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