Saturday, October 22, 2011
2011 Maybach 62
Since 2002 Maybach has been defining new standards in the top league of high-end luxury saloons, whilst at the same time continuing the tradition of legendary Maybach vehicles which were part of the elite in the German and international automotive construction industry in the nineteen twenties and thirties of the last century. It is this challenging legacy that the luxury brand is carrying forward - in the form of an extensive facelift of the Maybach saloons, celebrating its premiere at Auto China 2010 in Beijing. The prestigious, tradition-steeped Maybach brand is consolidating its top position in the high-end luxury segment with a more striking design and even more extensive equipment and appointments.
"To create only the best from the best, a vehicle that is the ultimate in wish fulfilment, with a distinctive character of the finest elegance and power" - this is how a Maybach flyer dating back to 1930 declared the company's aim, and it still applies at Maybach in its entirety to this day. This clear avowal of the extraordinary obliged Maybach to revise its high-end luxury saloons extensively and at a top level when it came to the latest facelift.
As expected, the display manufacturing admirable handcraftsmanship Maybach uncompromising interior, where high-quality materials abound. As with all things of the Maybach, most attention has been paid to every detail. Each layer, each joint perfectly executed, viewed from all angles is a feast for the eyes, touching each feature is very nice touch force – nobility.
There are three new interior appointments with different skins, carpets and headlining the color (beige Saona for the Maybach 57 and 62 Whitehaven Beach and the Kuril Islands for the Maybach 57 S and 62 S). They are stylish, light and stimulate mood lighting – especially in the context of a unique glass sunroof electrotransparent in models with long wheelbase. It extends over the roof above the rear passenger ships as an atrium, allowing light to flood the rear compartment and produce a rare degree of lighting control around it. It features a liquid crystal polymer membrane conductive plastic. When an alternating current is applied, the crystal in the plastic film is structured in such a way that it becomes transparent glass and leave the light on the rear of the Maybach 62 models over the entire surface. Once the device is off, the liquid crystals lose their transparent arrangement and the light again split at all corners. glass becomes opaque and almost fell in the afternoon filter to produce light, diffuse pleasant. Electric operated transparency function is also used in most of the country to display the partition that can be ordered as an option.
One bullet Power sliding linear lighting luxury packages. Its membrane diodes can be activated by pressing a button when it is closed, emitting light, spread across the surface pleasure. A rotary switch on the back of the console of the Maybach 62 model gives control of the rear passengers on the basis of the membrane and the strength of the lighting environment.
Some Nice new additions have found their place in a variety of toppings available. It is now some dark brown eye maple trim, which can also be combined with the glossy piano lacquer porcelain on Maybach 57 S and 62 S model, highlights the delicate atmosphere. Alternatively, sporty touch came in the form of carbon fiber trim elements in the new colors, among them silver and red.
Lovers of the more compact vehicles in the future to be able to enjoy the convenience provided by huge leaning back seat – which was previously only available in salons with a long wheelbase Maybach. With immediate effect of this class seats can also be installed on the passenger side rear of 57 and Maybach 57 S model option. Maybach at the same time have increased the powers of seats for all models. See Seat layout has been strengthened and given additional pipes. Piping running around the chair on request may also be available in four versions of hand-woven with leather strips people smooth or decorated with precious CRYSTALLIZED ™ Swarovski Elements. At the top of the back of the chair, the badge was redesigned hand-polished silver 925 with the Maybach logo arise and “manufacture Maybach” letter is an indication of the amazing love of a very detailed, which will serve Recall the exclusive atmosphere to which the traveling public.
The scores are optional for 62 and Maybach 62 S can now be personalized with the customer the choice of motifs. In the case of highly skilled manufacturing in the first qualified reasons Maybach desired section of a movie before you put on the score. They then highlight the areas affected by the diamond particles, so that the matte surface is made in the contour patterns chosen.
Following their facelift, the Maybach saloons shine with their self-confident, effortlessly superior, distinctive charisma. It is above all the new dominant chrome radiator grille that emphasises their exceptional status - it is meticulously crafted in two different variants. In the Maybach 57 and 62 models it is graced with 20 fine longitudinal bars and in the 57 S and 62 S Maybach models twelve solid double louvres with a "shadow strut" put the spotlight on the vehicle's tremendous power. Both arrow-shaped radiator grilles are also higher than before, have considerably larger dimensions, are positioned more upright and further forward in the direction of travel - clearly symbolising the self-confident status and effortlessly superior, striking appearance.
The designers have elevated the modified bonnet with a higher front upper edge and given it sharply defined contours. It has a shaped edge and appears distinctly arrow-shaped, more expressive and longer than previously. A restyled, horizontally structured bumper trim gives the Maybach saloons an even broader look from the front. Daytime driving lights featuring LED technology and bordered with a chrome insert have been integrated into the outer air intakes.
The new exterior mirrors with optimised aerodynamics for less driving noise harmonise very well with the striking front. Their large mirror surface also means improved vision. Dark red tail lights of exquisite material quality complete with chrome embellishment, plus chrome trim used on the handle in the boot lid lend the end section a powerful, distinguished look. This in turn is underlined by new high-sheen 21-spoke 19-inch wheels in titanium silver for the Maybach 57 and 62 models. The Maybach 57 S and 62 S models will in future be shod as standard with new 12-spoke 20-inch wheels painted in noble sterling silver. And all the models are available in the new, exclusively developed Bahamas Blue paint.
As a result of the facelift measures, the new Maybach saloons gain an extra 11 millimetres in length and 17 millimetres in width when the exterior mirrors are folded out.
The Maybach Landaulet study is powered by the uprated V12 engine that Maybach engineers developed for the Maybach 57 S and Maybach 62 S. Thanks to twin turbochargers and water intercooling, the V12 develops a maximum output of 620 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.
Instead of the traditional mechanical/hydraulic brake system, the Maybach is equipped with an electrohydraulic system known as Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC). This system has two central control units - a design feature which has significant advantages with regard to the division of the brake circuits.
The key benefit of this system is that it is able to modulate the brake pressure required for each individual wheel with greater precision and deliver it more quickly than a traditional system. This means that this advanced brake system can respond more appropriately to the driving situation to provide the optimum braking effect.
Sensotronic Brake Control also enhances the operation of important safety-related dynamic handling systems such as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and ABS/BAS, which for instance sense the onset of skidding and automatically intervene to stabilize the vehicle. BC also helps to make braking smoother.
Journeying in a Maybach means relaxing in peace and calm. If at all, noise from the road or airflow reaches the ears of the passengers as though from afar. The high-end luxury saloons from Sindelfingen possess nigh-on proverbial quiet-running characteristics. The smooth ride is all thanks to the carefully optimised, low natural body frequencies, a suspension with a hydraulic subframe and shock absorbers meticulously developed with enormous attention to detail. Also co-responsible for the exemplary smooth ride are the four-bearing propshaft, the differential with gears carefully ground-in by hand and the large wheels with tyres specially developed for the Maybach. Michelin had made no less than 27 tyre samples available just for the Maybach saloons, and it was only after lengthy tuning work that the best result was finally achieved.
But it is not only these major measures that turn the Maybach saloons into a blissfully peaceful haven reminiscent of a sedan chair. An equally important contribution is made by textile trim in the wheel arches, which dampen the clatter of stone chippings that are thrown up, acoustically dampened air ducts, in whose acoustically effective labyrinth sound waves become lost and an unusually long exhaust system - measuring six metres in length - which is characterised by multiple flexible decoupling. A total of 224 parts in every Maybach saloon boast superb acoustic effectiveness - such as the windows with acoustic film, which connects two panes, thus preventing them from vibrating, or 93 kilograms of function-optimised acoustic material.
And Maybach does not leave the task of achieving perfection at the highest level merely to intensive engineering work - this happens first and foremost in the Maybach Manufaktur itself. Only the very best specialists work here. Just as every single Maybach is individually equipped, they also treat each Maybach as an individual. And they add their signature to the certificate which belongs to every saloon, confirming the high quality of their work. This means that the Maybach is far from being an anonymous product - each employee is identifiable and takes personal responsibility. This also applies to the employees at the Manufaktur who are responsible for the final inspection. At the end of the process they test-drive the finished luxury car and subject it to meticulous scrutiny with their sensitive senses - an extensive procedure which