Used Maybach 57 Saloon 2003 - 2012 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: What is it like?

2003 - 2012 review
Maybach 57 Saloon
  • Maybach 57 Saloon
  • Maybach 57 Saloon
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What's the used Maybach 57 saloon like?

A Maybach offers acres of space, a beautifully refined engine and outright opulence. With 2.2 million different permutations of colour, trim and equipment available you can rest assured that if you own one there really is no other car like it.

It has everything. Ten airbags, a cabin full of wood and leather with silver goblets ready and waiting in the rear centre console.

On the 57 base model, you get a five-speed automatic gearbox complemented by a 5.5-litre V12 engine that will take you from 0.60mph in 5.4sec. It's impossibly smooth and inordinately fast for a car that weighs 2.7 tonnes, but it'll emit 363g/km of carbon dioxide.

There's a fraction of road noise on rough surfaces, but when idling the engine is virtually silent. Handling is supple and precise, but there's a little too much body roll to allow rear passengers to rest or work unhindered.