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By Cars.com Staff
March 3, 2011
Maybach sells two versions of its extended-length Type 62 model: the Type 62 and a quicker Type 62 S.. The Type 62 competes with the extended-length Rolls-Royce Phantom VI and Bentley Arnage RL. Most Type 62s are custom-built to buyers' specifications. It takes nearly five months to build and deliver Maybachs, which are sold through Mercedes-Benz dealerships.
New for 2011 For 2011, the Type 62 gets new wheels and an optional 19-inch TV screen for the partition wall. The Type 62 S gains 77 more horsepower.
Exterior Many body colors are available, and two-tone paint schemes can be specified. The Type 62 S gets a modified front end, 20-inch wheels and exclusive paint jobs. An optional panoramic glass rear roof is electrotransparent and can change the amount of light that enters the cabin. Exterior features include:
Optional 20-inch wheels
Power rear panoramic sunroof
Bi-xenon headlamps that swivel during turns
Power-closing rear doors and trunk
Auto-dimming heated side mirrors
Automatic rain-sensing wipers
Heated washer fluid
Interior The Type 62 comes standard in a four-occupant configuration, though the car can be built to hold five. Buyers can mix options with an immense standard-equipment list in numerous combinations to suit specific tastes. Buyers can choose from six Grand Nappa leather colors and three types of wood. Many custom options are available, including replacing the wood trim with granite. Gold — real gold — is also available as an interior trim. The Type 62 S offers piano lacquer and carbon fiber trim with exclusive black or white leather. Integrated leather piping comes in black or silver. Interior features include:
Wood, aluminum, carbon fiber, stone or gold-plated trim
Alcantara simulated suede headliner
Heated front and rear seats
Quad-zone automatic climate control
21-speaker Bose surround-sound stereo
TV/DVD player and remote control
Rear refrigerator and rear folding tables
Optional cooled front and rear seats
Under the Hood Special technical features include an electronic braking system and an Airmatic Dual Control air suspension. Mechanical features include:
543-horsepower, 5.5-liter V-12 with 664 pounds-feet of torque (Type 62)
620-hp, 6.0-liter V-12 with 738 pounds-feet of torque (Type 62 S)
Five-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual controls
Adaptive air suspension
Safety The Type 62 comes standard with Mercedes' Tele Aid emergency communication system, which includes features like remote vehicle recovery, route assistance and emergency services. Safety features include:
Front and rear side-impact airbags
Side curtain airbags
Daytime running lights
Four-wheel antilock brakes with traction control
Electronic stability system
Front and rear parking sensors with backup camera
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