Beijing Auto Show: Maybach’s Face-lifted Offerings

2011 Maybach 0001 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings
Maybach, Daimler’s Bentley/Roller division, is debuting the face-lifted versions of its 57 and 62 models in Beijing (now “with added sparkle”!). What can we expect from the little mega-luxury brand that couldn’t?

2011 Maybach 001 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted OfferingsFirst off, the body gets a few pinches here and there: a redesigned front bumper gets some extra trim, the new arrow-shaped hood gets snazzy edges and bigger, aerodynamic mirrors improve merging and now reduce driving noise.

Outside, the newish models will also feature more bling in the form of “a large new chrome radiator grille”, LED daytime running lights, “high-quality dark red taillights”, and “stylish wheels”.

The grilles are unique to the two model lines (standard and “S”). Regular models will have 20 thin bars and S models get 12 thicker ones; the good news is, S grilles get a “shadow strut” to “flag up the vehicle’s tremendous power.” That’s really what they wrote in the press release…

Inside, buyers will have access to wireless internet and a few new options including a perfume atomizer brought down from the Zeppelin model. What will they think of next?

For the short-wheelbase model, buyers can now request a reclining rear seat behind the front passenger. They can also order Swarovski crystal elements on the seat piping and some sterling silver “Maybach” compensation badges on the seats. You know, in case their old S-Class just isn’t shiny enough.

Ballers going for the long-wheelbase 62 can also request a 19-inch screen to be installed in compartment partition, should they be riding in a chauffeured model.

Lastly, output increases to 630 horsepower in the S models (up 18; standard models’ output remains the same), and emissions drop to 368 g/km (350 g/km in non-S guise).

Fuel economy should be right around 15.8 liters/100km (14.9 mpg) in the S, while people not needing a sporty limousine can expect 15.0 liters/100km (15.7 mpg) in standard form.

With these new models, Daimler is simply drawing out the agonizing death of a brand that is the Joan Rivers of luxury cars: it just won’t die and face lifts can only do so much. Time to pull the plug and let it go, guys.

By Phil Alex

2011 Maybach 36 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 35 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 34 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 33 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 32 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 31 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 30 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 29 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 28 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 27 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 26 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 25 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 24 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 23 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 22 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 21 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 20 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 19 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 18 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 17 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 16 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 15 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 14 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 13 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 12 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 11 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 10 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 9 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 8 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 7 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 6 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 5 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 4 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 3 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 2 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings2011 Maybach 1 Beijing Auto Show: Maybachs Face lifted Offerings

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Powered by Zetra Technologies Pvt Ltd