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By Cars.com Staff
February 28, 2012
The Maybach brand is made up of three closely related ultraluxury sedans: the regular Type 57 and the extended-length Type 62 and Landaulet.
The Landaulet uses a rare vehicle body style in which the back half of the car can act as a convertible. Landaulets are supposed to be chauffeur-driven and have enclosed areas for the driver.
It takes nearly five months to construct and deliver Maybachs, which are sold through Mercedes-Benz dealerships.New for 2012 There are no significant changes for 2012.
Exterior The Landaulet's exterior size and sporty look are based on the Type 62 S. Landaulet buyers can customize the exterior paint job to anything they can think of.
The Landaulet features reinforced D-pillars that protect rear passengers when the roof is down. The black soft-top can open and close in less than 20 seconds. The top doesn't inhibit cargo space when down. A slim wind deflector automatically rises at speeds above 40 mph. Exterior features include:
Bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps with headlight washer jets
Front and rear fog lamps with chrome surrounds
Automatic windshield wipers
Power-closing and power-opening rear roof
Auto-dimming, power, heated side-view mirrors
Interior The Landaulet seats four. Trunk space is 21.4 cubic feet. Ten hidden storage compartments are placed throughout the interior.
The Landaulet differs from its siblings in that it has a partition between the passenger and driver compartments. An intercom system allows passengers to communicate with the driver. Rear interior appointments are more luxurious than the driver's compartment. Rear head restraints are also slightly larger in the Landaulet to reduce wind noise when the top is open.
Many custom options are available, including replacing the wood trim with granite. Gold is also an interior trim option. Interior features include:
Available Grand Nappa leather upholstery
Wood, aluminum, carbon fiber, stone or gold-plated trim
Heated seats in front and rear
Two dual-zone automatic climate-control systems
21-speaker, 600-watt Bose surround-sound system
Two 9.5-inch TVs with DVD entertainment system
Powered, fully reclining rear seats
Optional ventilated front and rear seats
Under the Hood The Landaulet gets a firmer suspension and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.21 seconds. Special technical features include an electronic braking system and an Airmatic Dual Control air suspension. Mechanical features include:
620-hp, 6.0-liter V-12
Five-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual controls