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Maybach 62 2002The Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 were the first automobile models of the Maybach make since the brand's revival by Daimlerchrysler. They are derived from the Mercedes-Benz Maybach concept vehicle introduced at the 1997 Tokyo Motorshow (which was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan).



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Daimlerchrysler attempted to buy the Rolls-Royce/Bentley marque when Vickers provided the company up for sale. When this attempt failed (they were outbid by BMW and Volkswagen respectively) they presented 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 Maybach 62 is developed with a chauffeur in mind. The motor is a Mercedes-sourced 5. 5-liter twin-turbo V12, generating 550 hp. The prices range from US$305000, to $357000, (£240000, to £250000)—priced, to directly compete with top-of-the-line Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobiles.

As of 2004, only 600 units had been sold. Daimlerchrysler projects that they may sell less than the 1000, units expected. Just 152 Maybachs were sold in the US in 2005, with worldwide production down to 300 units.

Daimlerchrysler revealed the Maybach 57 S at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It uses a 6. 0L version of the V12 motor produced by Mercedes-amg. Performance output is 604 hp (450 Kw) and 738 ft·lbf (1000 N·m), providing a sub-5 second sprint to 60 mph (97 km/h). It also rides 0. 5 in (13 mm) lower on 20 in (508 mm) wheels. The North American unveiling was at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006.