2008 Maybach 57S  -  $385,500

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $385,500
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 10 | Hwy: 16
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: Driver-adaptive 5-speed automatic transmission w/touch shift control, sport/ comfort modes
Engine: 5.5L V12 engine w/twin liquid-to-air intercooled turbochargers

Value Writeup

It seems odd to consider the word "value" in a car that costs well over $300,000; instead, the word "prestige" is more appropriate. The 2008 Maybach is in the same rarefied air as the most luxurious new cars in the world. Mercedes-Benz resurrected this illustrious brand in 2004, and it continues to ably fill the market needs of those who demand a personalized luxury experience that cannot be duplicated by any ordinary mode of transportation.


Make "typical" ultra-luxury sedans seem austere; heavenly ride; remarkable comfort; incredible power; all the prestige you'll ever need.

Model Highlights

The Maybach luxury sedan is available in four different models for 2008, and literally millions of configurations. The 57 is the "starter" Maybach, while the 62 provides more rear legroom by stretching the 57's 5.7-meter length to 6.2 meters.

The standard engine is a powerful twin-turbo V12 that produces 543 horsepower and 604 ft-lbs of torque, and it is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is able to propel the 57 to 60 mph from a standstill in less than five seconds. For those who require even more go, the 57S and 62S use the same engine to produce a practically overwhelming 664 horsepower and 738 ft-lbs of torque.

The interior of the Maybach is nothing short of spectacular. Besides an opulent blending of wood, leather, and fine metals, numerous other delights are present. Individual rear seats have controls to adjust the bottom, the back, the heating, the cooling, and even the leg support and pillow height. Between the two rear seats is a console whose wooden doors conceal a variety of pleasures. Here you'll find a separate six-CD changer and a DVD player that displays through the two screens set in the back of the front seats. A small refrigerator is within reach for chilling the champagne that can then be served in the standard silver flutes. These flutes fit snugly in the secure champagne holders found on all Maybachs.

Despite having standard features that are more luxurious than just about anything on the road, there are plenty of extra cost options, too. A partition wall between the front and rear seats is available on the 62 series. A rear bench seat, an electrotransparent glass roof, nearly a dozen different wood finishes, a gaming station, and a humidor are some of the other unique additions.

The Maybach's road manners are remarkably civilized for such a large car. With a curb weight in excess of 6,000 pounds, none of the models can rightly be called nimble, but they do flow down the road in a way that inspires confidence. Four-wheel independent Airmatic suspension and a rigid frame keep the ride smooth and quiet.

Model News

For 2008, the Maybach lineup receives fairly minor changes, including a new standard pneumatic door closing assist and a rollover sensor. The 57S and 62S now ride on 20-inch wheels instead of 19-inch alloys.

Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
16 MPG

Cruising Range - City
291.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
10 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
465.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V12


Fuel System
Twin turbo

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
604 @ 4800-5100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
738 @ 2000-4000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

EPA Classification

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
112.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
62.2 in

Second Head Room
39.5 in

Second Leg Room
40.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
61.5 in

133.5 in

Length, Overall
225.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78 in

Height, Overall
61.3 in

Track Width, Front
66.7 in

Track Width, Rear
65.9 in

Trunk Volume
17.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
6050 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
20 X 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
20 X 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
43.9 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.8 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.0 x 1.3 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
29.1 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

5.5L V12 engine w/twin liquid-to-air intercooled turbochargers

Driver-adaptive 5-speed automatic transmission w/touch shift control, sport/ comfort modes

Rear wheel drive

Battery trickle charger

Independent front double wishbone suspension

Independent rear 5-arm multi-link suspension

Airmatic dual control air suspension w/4-wheel level control

Electronically controlled Adaptive Damping System (ADS II)

275/45R20 tires

20" x 8.5" 11-spoke light alloy wheels

Recirculating-ball steering w/speed-sensitive pwr assist

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/emergency-sensing brake assist

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electrohydraulic 8-circuit braking system w/dual electrohydraulic control units, predictive brake priming, automatic brake-pad drying, adaptive brake pedal

Monocoque body structure w/41% high-strength/low-alloy steel

Pwr sunroof above front cabin w/tilt/sliding, tinted glass, express- open/close, memory

Bi-xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps w/automatic level control, light-sensing auto-on headlamps, halogen auxiliary highbeams, halogen front foglamps w/heated high pressure washers

Body color headlamp surrounds

Halogen reverse lamp

Single rear foglamp

Programmable daytime running lamps

Automatic lamp substitution activates a nearby lamp if a critical lamp or circuit fails

Infrared-reflective glass w/laminated front, rear, side glass

Dual pwr mirrors w/automatic heating, pwr fold-in, memory, driver-side auto-dimming & integrated turn signal indicators

Passenger-side exterior mirror parking assist (programmable to tilt down when shifting into reverse)

Touch turn signals flash three times w/one touch of turn signal lever

Dual aero-blade rain-sensing windshield wipers w/soft-reverse, heated windshield washer system

Pwr heated front bucket seats w/automatic head restraint height adjustment, lumbar support, 5-position memory

Individual heated rear seats w/pwr-adjustable seatback/cushion angle, head restraint height/angle adjustment, 5-position memory

Front/rear pneumatically adjustable seatback support chambers-inc: (3) in lumbar, (1) in shoulder area, (1) in each side bolster

Front/rear occupant-activated massage seatbacks

Grand Nappa front/rear leather seating surfaces & head restraints

Grand Nappa leather on dash, console, doors, armrests & rear shelf

Wood trim on dash, upper doors, consoles, lower doors, shift gate, overhead control units, rear cabin overhead instrument binnacle

Nubuck leather trim on central door & lower instrument panel

Full leather seat side finishers

Front/rear heated seats

Center console multifunction display-inc: trip computer, Flexible Service System, oil level, digital speedometer, radio/CD status, phone book, DVD based navigation system, reminder/malfunction messages, programmable settings, Distronic settings, phone status, tire pressure monitoring system

Dual retractable cup holders in center instrument panel

Velour floor carpeting & floor mats

Full leather gearshift knob

Nappa leather trim heated steering wheel-inc: tilt/telescopic steering column, illuminated audio/phone controls, easy exit feature

Instrumentation-inc: analog speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, outside temp, Touch Shift gear selection display, sport/comfort shift mode display

Rear roof instrument cluster-inc: clock, speedometer, outside temp

Pwr windows w/one touch express-up/down

Pwr door locks w/drive away locking

(3) button garage door control

SmartKey memory feature-inc: driver seat, steering column position, climate control settings (up to (3) users per car)

SmartKey w/integrated Keyless Go remote control-inc: panic alarm, door locking/unlocking, sunroof, trunk/windows opening/closing, fuel filler door (Option will automatically be selected for all orders. Please call Maybach Assistance Center to delete this option)

Tele Aid GPS w/collision/alarm notification, stolen vehicle tracking, remote keyless unlocking service

Distronic adaptive cruise control w/digital display (Option will automatically be selected for all orders. Please call Maybach Assistance Center to delete this option)

Parktronic audio parking assistant

Bluetooth adapter for rear cabin mobile phone-inc: approved phone

Integrated mobile phone in front cabin; -inc: instrument panel & audio system display, steering wheel controls, Multi-Handset Interface (MHI) cradle, external antenna, microphone for hands-free communication

In-car voice control system for driver-operation of commonly used phone & audio system features

Antitheft alarm system w/tow away protection

Engine immobilizer

Quad-zone automatic climate control w/individual controls for automatic/manual settings, electronically adjustable vents, humidity sensor, rest mode, tunnel mode

4-way sun sensor directs air flow to mitigate effects of excessively high or low exterior temperatures

Seatbelt sensor allows priority climate control of occupied seating

Electrically heated rear window w/automatic shutoff

Filters-inc: electrostatic dust/pollen, active charcoal w/smog-sensor

COMAND cockpit management data system integrates navigation, AM/FM/weatherband/satellite radio, in-dash CD player, controls for CD changer, rear cabin audio-visual system, rear view parking camera w/ParkAssist & 6.5" color-LCD in-dash screen

Bose Everywhere 21-speaker Dolby surround sound system, Bose AudioPilot digital processor

Lifetime Sirius satellite radio subscription

(2) sets of rear seat headphones

Dual rear cabin 9.5" TV monitors w/remote control, DVD player

Diecast magnesium lockable glovebox w/illumination, soft opening

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/memory

Alcantara pillars, sun visors, headliner

Black pwr rear window curtains

Dual front illuminated vanity visor mirrors w/magnifying & standard lenses

Dual rear cabin illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting-inc: dual front map lights, rear cabin environmental comfort lighting, dual rear reading lamps located in side panels, (2) lamps integrated w/dome lamp, entrance lamps in all doors & beneath exterior mirrors

Auto illumination of displays & controls based on ambient light

Auto low-intensity lighting of center console, door handles, footwells

Night security illumination w/programmable duration

Rear center console w/storage, 12-volt pwr outlet, dual cup holders

Rear center console refrigerator (Option will automatically be selected for all orders. Please call Maybach Assistance Center to delete this option)

Rear center console controls-inc: central locking, interior lamp dimming, rear window curtains, Tele Aid SOS button

Rear cabin beverage holder for either one large bottle & two pieces of stemware or two cupholders

(2) Robbe & Berking sterling silver champagne flutes & champagne flute insert

Electronic trunk closer (fully opens & closes lid via controls on driver door, trunk lid or SmartKey)

One trunk mounted handcrafted Dunhill Collection rain umbrella w/sunshade extension

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic stability control

Driver & front passenger airbags w/dual deployment levels based on impact severity, front passenger occupancy sensor

Seat-mounted side-impact airbags on all seating positions

Curtain airbags

3-point front/rear seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), belt force limiter, automatic comfort fit

BabySmart system (deactivates front passenger airbag when BabySmart-compatible child seat is installed)

Rear seat tether anchors (LATCH)

Front/rear crumple zones

Programmable daytime running lamps

Illuminated emergency trunk release handle














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