Maybach - The World Premiere

Mercedes Benz Maybach 62

Maybach

  • Automotive masterpiece with a new dimension of luxury and comfort
  • Trailblazing technical innovations by Mercedes Benz as standard
  • Extensive luxury appointments for individual customer requirements
  • From standstill to 62.5 mph in 5.4 seconds with a 550 hp bi-turbo engine
  • 10 airbags and the SBC™ braking system for exemplary safety

New York - Four months after its comeback at the Geneva Motor Show, the luxury car brand Maybach is presenting the exciting new high-end automobile to the public for the first time.

Equipped with the automotive technology of the 21st Century, crafted in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and designed with scrupulous attention to detail, the new Maybach reflects the expertise of DaimlerChrysler as the world's most innovative and tradition-steeped vehicle manufacturer while benefiting from the technical leadership, know-how and unique experience of its sister-brand Mercedes Benz in the worldwide luxury car segment.

The Maybach defines the standards at the very peak of the passenger car market, at the same time continuing the tradition of the legendary Maybach automobiles which were among the elite in German and international automotive engineering together with Mercedes Benz during the 1920s and 1930s.

Trailblazing innovations so far uniquely available in Mercedes Benz vehicles have undergone further development for the Maybach and are included in the standard equipment: the electro-hydraulic braking system Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC™), the electronically controlled air suspension system AIRMATIC DC (Dual Control), LINGUATRONIC voice control, the operating and display system COMAND APS.

These are complemented by further masterpieces of automotive engineering which were specifically developed for the Maybach and substantiate its claim to the high-end position in the luxury car segment: the most powerful, highest powerplant in the world, the Type 12 engine (with 405 kW/ 550 hp), innovative and comfortable fully-reclining seats in the rear, a 600 Watt sound system with Dolby surround sound on every seat and the highly efficient four-zone climate control system with two separate air conditioners.

Design: a perfect balance of classic and avant-garde features

In the new Maybach technological excellence is combined with equally unique elegance, aesthetics and design perfection. The sum of all the characteristics that render this masterpiece on wheels supreme may be fittingly described in one word: refinement.

The harmonious interplay of form, colour and materials lends this high-end luxury motor car a design quality which accentuates its serene character and gives it an unmistakable identity. The Maybach represents greatness in a highly elegant manner, a perfect balance of classic and avant-garde features determining its special stylistic appeal. The lines of the Maybach are intended to hold a timeless appeal - an ideal which applies to both the exterior and interior design. In every sense of the word this makes the new Maybach an automobile for life.

The highest quality materials - among them more than 100 exquisitely crafted and hand-fitted items of exotic wood trim - embellish the spacious interior, whose design was guided by a single objective as the measure of all things: the greatest possible comfort and wellbeing for all the passengers and an entirely new definition of "first class". Accordingly the top Maybach 62 model literally takes automotive luxury into a new dimension: the interior has an overall length of 2.68 metres and the distance between the front and rear seats is 1.57 metres - a unique figure.

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Published 2 July 2002 Melanie Carter
 

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