Daimler also has something quite hot for 2010 Beijing Motor Show and that’s the refreshed versions of the Maybach 57 and 62. During the past couple of months there’s been some rumors flying around that the Maybach brand might get killed or sold to Chinese because it’s not as profitable as Daimler hoped, but this shows that they still have some faith in it!
The new edition Maybach is subtly changed and an uninterested eye would never realize the differences. But an interested one will immediately notice the new grille which is more pronounced than the old one and the new LED lights in the bumper which seem to be derived from the 2010 S-Class. The new models, both 57 and 62, are also longer and more spacious than the old models. But all in all, the exterior changes are not remarkable.
Inside the car however, they have spent most of their time and came up with a new idea for the rear compartment where usually the owner would sit to indulge him or herself in luxury. They have literally turned it into a lounge! Apart form the two small screens you used to get in the old Maybach, the 2011 model also comes with a huge LCD right in the middle. So, if you are for example an arms dealer, you can do your business using the car’s internet connection on the small screen, and simultaneously watch Scarface on the big one, how cool is that!
The 6.0 liter Bi-Turbo V12 which powers both models is virtually unchanged in the new ones, but it’s slightly tweaked to give a little bit more power and becomes more efficient and clean.