2008 Maybach Type 62

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Key Specs

of the 2008 Maybach Type 62. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Sedan
  • Combined MPG:
    13 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    550-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 2008 Maybach Type 62

  • 550 hp (Type 62)
  • Available 604 hp (Type 62 S)
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Extended-length body
  • Fully reclining rear seats
  • 10 airbags

2008 Maybach Type 62 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Maybach has two versions of its flagship Type 62 model: the Type 62 and an even quicker Type 62 S, whose thunderous V-12 generates 604 horsepower — 54 more horses than the Type 62.

Maybach was one of the world's most exquisite nameplates in the 1920s and '30s. The original company was founded by Karl Maybach — the son of Wilhelm Maybach, who developed the first Mercedes.

The Maybach brand returned in 2003 in the form of two closely related ultraluxury sedans: the regular Type 57 and the extended-length Type 62. The 57 is covered separately in Cars.com's Research section. Each model designation indicates the car's length in meters: 5.73 for the Type 57 and 6.17 for the Type 62. Special technical features include an electronic braking system and an Airmatic Dual Control air suspension.

It takes nearly five months to construct and deliver Maybachs, which are sold through Mercedes-Benz dealerships.


Exterior
According to the manufacturer, Maybach styling balances classic and avant-garde features. The doors, hood and fenders are made of aluminum. Maybach says a primary goal was to deliver an "entirely new definition of first class." An optional panoramic glass rear roof is electrotransparent and capable of altering the amount of light that enters the cabin.

Twelve body colors are available, and two-tone paint schemes can be specified. Bi-xenon headlights are standard. The Type 62 is 242.5 inches long overall, has a 150.7-inch wheelbase an...
Vehicle Overview
Maybach has two versions of its flagship Type 62 model: the Type 62 and an even quicker Type 62 S, whose thunderous V-12 generates 604 horsepower — 54 more horses than the Type 62.

Maybach was one of the world's most exquisite nameplates in the 1920s and '30s. The original company was founded by Karl Maybach — the son of Wilhelm Maybach, who developed the first Mercedes.

The Maybach brand returned in 2003 in the form of two closely related ultraluxury sedans: the regular Type 57 and the extended-length Type 62. The 57 is covered separately in Cars.com's Research section. Each model designation indicates the car's length in meters: 5.73 for the Type 57 and 6.17 for the Type 62. Special technical features include an electronic braking system and an Airmatic Dual Control air suspension.

It takes nearly five months to construct and deliver Maybachs, which are sold through Mercedes-Benz dealerships.


Exterior
According to the manufacturer, Maybach styling balances classic and avant-garde features. The doors, hood and fenders are made of aluminum. Maybach says a primary goal was to deliver an "entirely new definition of first class." An optional panoramic glass rear roof is electrotransparent and capable of altering the amount of light that enters the cabin.

Twelve body colors are available, and two-tone paint schemes can be specified. Bi-xenon headlights are standard. The Type 62 is 242.5 inches long overall, has a 150.7-inch wheelbase and rides on 19-inch wheels. The Type 62 S sports revised exterior trimmings, a tighter suspension and 20-inch wheels.


Interior
As many as 100 items inside the Maybach are trimmed in exotic woods. Buyers can mix options with the immense standard-equipment list in numerous combinations to suit specific tastes. Available accessories include a luggage set, a sterling silver champagne goblet, a humidor and a golf bag, among other amenities. Buyers can choose from six Grand Nappa leather colors and three types of wood. An available Business Package includes wireless internet and an onboard color printer.

Occupants can luxuriate in fully reclining rear seats. A television unit with a 9.5-inch TFT flat screen includes a DVD player. Interior features also include four-zone climate control with two air-conditioning units, a refrigerated compartment, a cordless phone with two handsets, and a 21-speaker Bose Dolby audio system.

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.

Many custom options are available, including replacing the wood trim with granite. Gold — real gold, not some plastic knockoff — is also available as a interior trim option. Maybach says its facility in Sindelfingen, Germany, is able to meet almost any special request.


Under the Hood
Breathing with the assistance of twin turbochargers, the 5.5-liter V-12 produces 550 hp and 663 pounds-feet of torque. It teams with a five-speed automatic transmission. In the Type 62 S, a 6.0-liter V-12 generates 604 hp and a stupefying 738 pounds-feet of torque. It also uses a five-speed automatic.

Safety
Adaptive front airbags, four side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard. Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard.


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What Drivers Are Saying

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The Rolling Jet

by Deadringer from Great Falls, VA on July 4, 2008

Exceptional luxury without the RR price. Far much better handling than any Bentley and also more interior silence. If you live only once, this is your car! Read full review

(4.0)

nicest car ive owned

by mike from Salem, Ma on February 9, 2008

Its huge, fast, has a long list of standard features, and costs alot of money. The V-12 engine is very nice, with 550 horses. The interior is very finely crafted. I highly recommend this car. Read full review

Safety & 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 62 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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