2011 Maybach Type 57

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Maybach Type 57. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Sedan
  • Combined MPG:
    13 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    543-hp, 5.5-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Exclusivity
  • Performance
  • Posh amenities
  • Passenger space

The Bad

  • Price
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features of the 2011 Maybach Type 57

  • 550 hp (Type 57)
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Reclining rear seats
  • 10 airbags

2011 Maybach Type 57 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Usually custom-built to a buyer's specifications, Maybachs are for car buyers who think six-figure Mercedes-Benz S-Classes are for commoners. The Maybach Type 57 is a high-end luxury car designed to compete with the Bentley Arnage and Rolls-Royce Phantom VI.

New for 2011
The exterior gets a minor styling refresh, and the interior receives minor trim changes. The exclusive Zeppelin model does not return.

Exterior
According to the manufacturer, Maybach styling balances classic and avant-garde features. The doors, hood and fenders are made of aluminum.

Seventeen body colors are available, and two-tone paint schemes can be specified. The Type 57 is around the size of an Arnage or Phantom. A standard power-closing feature pulls the doors shut from the first detent position; a fully closing version is optional. The optional rear sunroof has integrated solar cells to keep the car cool while parked in the sun.

The Type 57 S gets a modified front end, 20-inch wheels and an exclusive black, silver or white paint job. Exterior features include:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Optional 20-inch wheels
  • Dual chrome tailpipes
  • Auto-dimming heated side mirrors
  • Front-row sunroof
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with automatic low/high beams
  • Heated washer fluid
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional electronic rear-door closer
  • Optional rear sunroof with integrated solar cells

Interior
The Type 57 comes standard in a four-occupant configuration, though the car can be built to hold five. The Type 57 is offered ...

Vehicle Overview

Usually custom-built to a buyer's specifications, Maybachs are for car buyers who think six-figure Mercedes-Benz S-Classes are for commoners. The Maybach Type 57 is a high-end luxury car designed to compete with the Bentley Arnage and Rolls-Royce Phantom VI.

New for 2011
The exterior gets a minor styling refresh, and the interior receives minor trim changes. The exclusive Zeppelin model does not return.

Exterior
According to the manufacturer, Maybach styling balances classic and avant-garde features. The doors, hood and fenders are made of aluminum.

Seventeen body colors are available, and two-tone paint schemes can be specified. The Type 57 is around the size of an Arnage or Phantom. A standard power-closing feature pulls the doors shut from the first detent position; a fully closing version is optional. The optional rear sunroof has integrated solar cells to keep the car cool while parked in the sun.

The Type 57 S gets a modified front end, 20-inch wheels and an exclusive black, silver or white paint job. Exterior features include:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Optional 20-inch wheels
  • Dual chrome tailpipes
  • Auto-dimming heated side mirrors
  • Front-row sunroof
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with automatic low/high beams
  • Heated washer fluid
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional electronic rear-door closer
  • Optional rear sunroof with integrated solar cells

Interior
The Type 57 comes standard in a four-occupant configuration, though the car can be built to hold five. The Type 57 is offered in a wide variety of interior trims: wood, stone or gold, with various leather upholsteries and exterior colors available.

Piano lacquer finish and carbon fiber elements decorate the interior of the Type 57 S sedan. An available Business Package adds wireless internet and other corner-office features. Interior features include:

  • Leather seats
  • Alcantara simulated suede headliner
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Automatic quad-zone climate control
  • 21-speaker, 600-watt Bose audio system
  • Rear refrigerator
  • TV/DVD entertainment system with remote control
  • Massaging front/rear seats
  • Navigation system
  • Optional picnic table
  • Optional cooled front/rear seats

Under the Hood
Equipped with twin turbochargers, the Type 57's 5.5-liter V-12 produces power ratings worthy of a Lamborghini or Ferrari. It teams with a five-speed automatic transmission. Maybach says the Type 57 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.68 seconds. The Type 57 S gets a firmer suspension and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.21 seconds. Mechanical features include:

  • 543-horsepower, 5.5-liter V-12 with 664 pounds-feet of torque (Type 57)
  • 620-hp, 6.0-liter V-12 with 738 pounds-feet of torque (Type 57 S)
  • Five-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual controls
  • Speed-sensitive steering
  • Adaptive air suspension

Safety
The Type 57 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 rear parking camera



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Consumer Reviews

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Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Expensive

by Trini BOi from chesapeake, Va on September 15, 2011

Its an expensive car. Nice interior and exterior. Beautiful engine. I would reccomend it to bill gates because it seems like he is the only one capable to purchase this car and not have to worry about ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

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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 Type 57 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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