Sunday, May 11, 2008

Maybach 57s in Macau

Hey, what is Shang pointing at!? WOW! Incredible wealth in Macau's casinos ...

The Maybach 57 (chassis no. W240) and 62 (chassis no. V240) were the first automobile models of the Maybach brand since the brand's revival by DaimlerChrysler AG (now Daimler AG). They are derived from the Mercedes-Benz Maybach concept car presented at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept car was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan.

DaimlerChrysler AG attempted to buy the Rolls-Royce/Bentley marque when Vickers offered the company up for sale. When this attempt failed (they were outbid by Volkswagen, and BMW later exercised an option to acquire the Rolls-Royce car brand) they introduced the Maybach as a direct challenger in 2002.

Both models are variants of the same ultra-luxurious automobile. The model numbers reflect the respective lengths of the automobiles in decimetres; the 57 is more likely to be owner-driven while the longer 62 is designed with a chauffeur in mind.

DaimlerChrysler revealed the Maybach 57 S at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It uses a 6.0 L version of the V12 engine manufactured by Mercedes-AMG. Power output is 450 kilowatts (611.8 PS/603.5 hp) and 738 ft·lbf (1000 N·m), providing a sub-5 second sprint to 60 mph (97 km/h). It also rides 0.5 in (13 mm) lower on 20 inch (508 mm) wheels. The North American unveiling was at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. The S stands for "special" and not for "sport".

Maybach automobiles are priced to directly compete with Rolls-Royce. As of early 2008, prices were as follows:
Maybach 57 - € 366,934[4] / $ 341,750
Maybach 57 S - € 417,402 / $ 381,250
Maybach 62 - € 431,055 / $ 392,750
Maybach 62 S - € 492,602 / $ 432,250
Maybach Landaulet - € 900,000 / $ 1,350,000

1 comment:

Wei Li said...

I was told there are 6 Maybach in Macau (back in 2008). Maybe now got more.