Maybach 62 Test Drive (And Ride!) with Chris Moran
An in-depth review of the 2005 Maybach 62 with Chris Moran
Maybach was one of the world's most exquisite nameplates in the 1920s and
'30s. The original company was founded by Karl Maybach — the son of
Wilhelm Maybach, who developed the first Mercedes.
Some people were surprised when Maybachs returned in the form of two
closely related, all-new ultraluxury sedans. Each posh sedan is filled with
nearly every sort of comfort and convenience feature offered in a motorcar.
Ostensibly a product of DaimlerChrysler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company,
the modern-day Maybach is actually considered a make of its own.
Maybachs come in two sizes: the regular Type 57 and the extended-length
Type 62. Each model designation indicates the car's length in meters: 5.73
for the Type 57 and 6.17 for the Type 62. Special features include
electronic braking and an Airmatic Dual Control air suspension.
A rearview parking-assist camera is available in the 2005 model. Standard
equipment now includes Robbe & Berking beverage flutes and a handcrafted
Dunhill Collection umbrella. Standard Sirius Satellite Radio includes a
Only one or two Maybachs per day are built at a state-of-the-art facility
in Germany. Mercedes-Benz dealers must sign separate agreements to sell
According to the manufacturer, Maybach styling balances classic and
avant-garde features. The doors, hood and fenders are made of aluminum.
Maybach says a primary goal was to deliver an "entirely new definition of
Twelve body colors are available, and two-tone paint schemes may be
specified. Bi-xenon headlights are standard. The regular-size Type 57 is
225.3 inches long overall, uses a 133.5-inch wheelbase and rides on 19-inch
tires. A standard power-closing feature pulls the door shut from the first
As many as 100 items inside the Maybach are trimmed with exotic woods.
Buyers can mix options with the immense standard-equipment list in numerous
combinations. Available accessories include a luggage set, a sterling
silver champagne goblet, a humidor, a golf bag and a fluffy travel rug.
Buyers may choose from six Grand Nappa leather colors and three types of
wood. All four standard seats are heated, and active seat ventilation is
Occupants can luxuriate in reclining rear seats. A television with a
9.5-inch TFT flat screen includes a DVD player. Interior features also
include four-zone climate control with two air-conditioning units, a
refrigerated compartment, a cordless phone with two handsets and a
21-speaker Bose Dolby sound system. Each sedan also has the Tele Aid
emergency communication system and the Comand integrated control system,
which are available for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Under the Hood
Breathing with the assistance of twin turbochargers, the 5.5-liter V-12 produces 550 horsepower and 663
pounds-feet of torque. It teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission.
Maybach claims the Type 57 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.2
Ten airbags, including two adaptive front airbags, four side-impact
airbags, and front and rear side curtain-type airbags, are installed.
Fluid MotorUnion C5 RS6 Acceleration/Two-Step
What has been one of the longest FMU builds is finally out on the streets
with the break-in tune, and it's performing fantastically. To show that,
we made this video!
The car in question is a Audi C5 RS6, featuring the following
034-Sourced Blueprinted Race Short Block
Forged Pistons + Rods
TiAL 770 turbos
Rennen Wheels + Custom Center Caps
FMU Custom Full Exhaust
FMU Custom 1600 hp Fuel System
Electronic Boost Controller
FMU Custom Tune
Okada Projects Ignition Coils
Ported Intake Manifold
Intake Manifold + SwainTech Thermal Coating
FMU Custom Phenolic Spacer
Exhaust Manifold + SwainTech Thermal
FMU Custom Intake
Powdercoated Valve Covers
FMU Custom Catch Can + Crankcase Vacuum Venturi
FMU Custom Oil + Transmission Coolers
FMU Custom Intercooler
You can tell it's a lot! With the current break-in tune (which we've set
at a lower power level in order to keep the stock transmission protected
for the time being as the owner gets comfortable with the new power), we're
putting down about 600 bhp and 600 lb.ft of torque, which is enough to
start altering the rotation of the earth. Don't forget it's putting power
down to all four wheels, as well.
Enjoy the video, which we've spiced up with a bit of two-stepping at the
beginning and end of the video. Wait for the end; you won't be let down.
We'll have Dyno graphs
and professional photos shot by Matt Magnino coming soon!
And now, the disclaimers!
Disclaimer: This video was filmed on a movie set in international waters.
On top of automotive fabrication, we build VERY lifelike movie sets.
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that our salesman was completely misinformed about why it is called the
IPL, discovering only in the end that he has completely embarrassed
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