Maybach - it is always stylish, respectable, reliable and expensive. Model with an index of 57 (rounded figures indicate an overall length in dm: 5730 mm), one of the most luxurious cars series. The debut took place in 2002. According to the current classification, is on top of the segment - «F». The car traveled a long and bumpy ride from the first sketches, shown in 1998, through the stage of concept car - for series production. The body structure is based on a modified platform of the previous generation Mercedes S-Class (W220). Wheelbase - 3480 mm. Height - 1550 mm. Width - 1950 mm. For Maybach 57 offers a complete set of the latest technological advances concern: independent multi-link air suspension with electronically controlled damping force Airmatic, hydraulic braking system Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC), etc. The case is strong enough, perfectly meets the requirements of active and passive safety, providing, for example, outstanding shockproof performance. Thanks to a special light-weight body design reduced fuel consumption.
Interior trim is made of the most upscale and expensive materials, including leather tanning brand, different kinds of fine wood, natural semi-precious minerals, and since 2005, and finishing metal parts with 24 carat gold (instead of chrome). The passengers - a mini-bar, refrigerator, stereo hi-end class with the Dolby Surround, as well as TV/DVD-center with built-in back of the front seat monitors. Four-zone climate adjustment for the driver and three passengers.
The base 5.5-liter V12 engine with three valves per cylinder and twin turbochargers develops 550 hp and 900 Nm. According to the manufacturer up to 100 km/h Maybach 57 accelerates in 5.2 seconds.