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.
S600 0-180 mph (290 km/h) Mercedes W220 V12 biturbo acceleration
If you buy a normal S600 and add an off-the-shelf remap (software update),
it will be beating the acceleration of the Ferrari F599 GTB (see
youtube.com/watch?v=w8eE5o5NaVU at 43 seconds). Top speed estimated around
200mph, but not yet able to find a completely empty road. I do not take
This is a 2004 S600, software tuned by DMS. Except for the software the
rest of the car is 100% stock. The brakes are AMG 360mm, but these are aIl
S600 stock items. I am surprised how this luxury car handles in Sports ABC
mode. Raw torque before the remap was 800 Nm; now unknown. Anything above
1100 would rip the gearbox apart, which is why the S65 is torque limited to
1000 Nm and can therefore be the victim of an S600. An S65 is
electronically limited to 250 km/h; AMG will raise the limit to 300 km/h if
you pay them handsomely and pass a practical AMG high speed driving test.
A stock S600 would run 305 km/h without a limiter, according to Mercedes
internal documents. It runs over 320 km/h with a remap, if your Tuner and
registration documents allow this ... and if you mount high speed tyres
beyond the 300 km/h allowed for Y specs.
I had faster acceleration in
another run (http://youtu.be/Y2qXFusKmik - due to less wheel spin) but in
this run the road allowed accelerating to about 180 mph.
The stock speedometer maxed out at 160 mph but watch the rev meter go
higher. You will see that the car shifts into 5th gear at slightly above
170 mph. Traffic ahead prevented a faster run.
The wind noise at high speed is quite considerable even with the double
glazing. No radio playing on purpose. With the radio playing the wind noise
would not appear that loud. The adrenalin drowns out noise and tunnel
0-300 Km/h CL55 AMG
Beschleunigung 0 auf 300 Km/h auf deutscher Autobahn mit einem CL 55 AMG.
Acceleration from 0 to 300 Km/h on german autobahn with a CL 55 AMG.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo Gemballa vs Land Rover RRS vs Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
Следующий этап состоится 19 и 20 мая 2012.
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Next Event, May 19-20, 2012
The Car Crash: Truck Collides with a Mercedes Benz in a Tunnel
Both truck and a Mercedes go for the middle lane. No one thinks the other
is doing the same. Suddenly truck crashes into the Benz making it drag in
front of of the truck.
Driver of the Mercedes is the luckiest driver in Australia. No doubt
satisfied with his choice of car.
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