Year of Maybach 62

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The Maybach 57 (chassis no. W240) and 62 (chassis no. V240) were the first automobile models of the Maybach brand since the brand's revival by DaimlerChrysler AG (now Daimler AG). They are derived from the Mercedes-Benz Maybach concept car presented at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept car was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The Luxury Brand Status Index 2008 voted the Maybach 1st place, ahead of Rolls-Royce and Bentley.

DaimlerChrysler AG attempted to buy the Rolls-Royce/ Bentley marque when Vickers offered the company up for sale. When this attempt failed (they were outbid by Volkswagen, and BMW later exercised an option to acquire the Rolls-Royce car brand) they introduced the Maybach as a direct challenger in 2002. Both models are variants of the same ultra-luxurious automobile. The model numbers reflect the respective lengths of the automobiles in decimetres; the 57 is more likely to be owner-driven while the longer 62 is designed with a chauffeur in mind. The engine is a Mercedes-sourced 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12, generating 405kilowatts (550.6PS; 543.1hp).

On June 26, 2002, a Maybach 62 enclosed in a glass case on the Queen Elizabeth II departed from Southampton, England en route to New York with the media and company officials staying in the luxury suites on board.

The ship arrived in New York on July 2 along with geysering fireboats and a motor boat. A helicopter lifted the car off the liner and onto a dock. It was then driven to the Regent Hotel Wall Street.

Maybach 57

The Maybach 57 is the base designation and comes with 7spoke, 19inch wheels.

Standard features for the Maybach 57 and 57 S include navigation system w/ voice recognition, air conditioning w/ 4-zone climate controls, remote engine start, power sunroof, front massaging seats, power front and rear seats w/ lumbar adjustment, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, rearview camera, premium sound system, 8-disc CD changer, power tilt/ telescopic heated wood/ leather-wrapped steering wheel w/ radio and climate controls, and heated cupholders. The Maybach 62 and 62 S add on rear massaging seats, cooled rear seats, cooled cupholders, navigation controls on the steering wheel, and rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Maybach 57 S

DaimlerChrysler revealed the Maybach 57 S at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It uses a 6.0L version of the V12 engine manufactured by Mercedes-AMG. Power output is 450kilowatts (611.8PS; 603.5hp) and 738lb·ft (1000N·m), providing a sub-5 second sprint to 60mph (97km/ h). It also rides 0.5in (13mm) lower on 20inch (508mm) wheels. The North American unveiling was at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006.

The S stands for "special" and not for "sport".

Maybach 62

The Maybach 62 includes many luxury features such as fully-reclining rear seats, Maybach 4 zone climate control, tinted-windows, infrared-reflecting laminated glass all round, AirMATIC dual control air suspension, display instruments in rear roof liner (showing speed, time and outside temperature), folding rear tables (left and right), BOSE Surround Everywhere sound system and a refrigerator compartment. The Maybach 62 also includes an array of additional features such as Cockpit Management and Navigation System (COMAND), which includes DVD navigation, CD changer in rear seats, DVD players and TV tuners front and rear, two rear LCD TV screens including remote control and two sets of headphones, and automatic closing doors.

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