2012 Maybach Landaulet

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Maybach Landaulet. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Convertible
  • Engine:
    620-hp, 6.0-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Seating:
    4-5 Seats
  • Transmission:
    5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • View more specs

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance
  • Exclusivity
  • Passenger space
  • Posh amenities

The Bad

  • Price
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features of the 2012 Maybach Landaulet

  • 620-hp V-12
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Extended-length body
  • Fully reclining rear seats
  • Fully retractable rear roof

2012 Maybach Landaulet Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps with headlight washer jets
  • Auto-leveling headlamps
  • 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 co...

Vehicle Overview

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:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps with headlight washer jets
  • Auto-leveling headlamps
  • 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
  • Navigation 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
  • Adaptive air suspension

Safety
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

 


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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

This is the best car I have ever test drove.

by stryasia Joe from New Haven on September 18, 2017

This car is something that I need to rent at least for a day it is the best car that i have test drove I wish I can ride in this car again. Read full review

(5.0)

Most beautiful car

by Terry "carfad" from San jacinto califirnia on July 11, 2017

I always wanted one. It is so beautiful. It has slot to offer and love the way it has the tv already installed. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2012 Maybach Landaulet currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Landaulet received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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