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2005 Maybach 57 S

The all-new Maybach 57 S (the S stands for 'Special') will be celebrating its world premiere at the 75th Geneva Motor Show. By presenting a more powerful and individualised version of the Series 57 saloon, Maybach is responding to discerning customers' desire for even greater engine output and dynamic handling. Developed in cooperation wîth Mercedes-AMG, the 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine provides impressive acceleration, powering the Maybach 57 S from zero to 100 km/h in only five seconds. This makes the Maybach 57 S the world's fastest series-production saloon in its §egmènt. In line wîth the more powerful engine, the Maybach 57 S also comes wîth an uprated chassis.

New 12-cylinder power plant and modified chassis

The new Maybach's more powerful 12-cylinder engine has six litres of displacement and generates 450 kW/612 hp, thanks to its biturbo technology and water/charge-air cooling system. Between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm, the engine's torque peaks at an impressive 1,000 Nm (electronically limited), providing sporty drivers wîth notable reserves of power at all times.

By modifying the chassis to give it an uprated suspension, the developers at Maybach have succeeded in simultaneously meeting various requirements in an optimum manner. As a result, the chassis can reliably and skilfully transmit the vehicle's impressive power and torque potential to the road, while retaining the high driving comfort typical of the Maybach brand.

Harmonious union of luxury and dynamism

On the exterior, the vehicle's dynamic appearance is highlighted by a number of tasteful visual details. These include a monochrome paint job in a special black or silver colour exclusively available for the 57 S, a modified front wîth a new grille design, and imposing new 20-inch multi-spoke wheels. At the back, the reworked rear valance and the muffler's two integrated and redesigned tailpipes give visual expression to the car's potential for ultra-high performance.

The redesigned interior features high-quality materials and the kind of top-level workmanship expected of Maybach. In addition, the redesigned leather appointments create an eye-catching, tasteful ambience. The interior's unique and extremely exclusive appearance benefits from the ideally coordinated application of piano lacquer and carbon to create a feeling of dynamic elegance that is particularly evident within the driver's field of vision.

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Maybach 57 S

marks a new passion for performance in an ultra-luxury marque. The latest addition to the storied Maybach brand, the 57 S offers a more sport-minded, high-performance driving experience than the standard 57.

With an S for 'Special', the new 57 S can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds, and is capable of reaching a top speed of 172 mph. Designed and hand built by AMG, the engine produces a stout 604 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque from as low as 2,000 rpm.

The limited edition Maybach 57 S comes in a choice of a unique black or silver paint and can be identified by new 11-spoke, 20 inch alloy wheels with 275/45 R 20 Michelin Pilot Sport tires, as well as a more aggressive grill, body color headlight surrounds, chrome trim fog lights, rectangular dual exhausts, and 57S badging on the trunk lid and front fenders.

Inside, the 57 S includes black or ivory white grand nappa leather seats. Customers can also choose between the standard true carbon fiber trim complemented by piano lacquer or new black poplar wood trim.

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