Ownership cost

Used Maybach 57 Saloon 2003 - 2012 review

(2003 - 2012)
Maybach 57 Saloon
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What used Maybach 57 saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Maybach 57 saloon?

This car is for the super-rich. The price for a new Maybach 57S approaches £300,000, which is hardly competitive when you compare that with similar luxury offerings from Bentley and Rolls Royce.

Depreciation will make your eyes water, but Maybach has tried to limit this with a buy-back scheme. That said, expect to lose tens of thousands of pounds in the course of a 12-month ownership. We found a 12-month 62 on offer from a US dealership at £77,000 less than the original list price.

There are two ways of looking at this: you'll save thousands if you don't buy new, but you'll still lose thousands - it depends whether your silver goblet is half empty or half full.

Insurance and running costs are similarly exorbitant. The Maybach is in group 20 but fuel consumption is not as bad as you might expect, at 17mpg. Unsurprisingly, it's in the top road tax band for carbon dioxide emissions.