Daimler recently debuted its face-lifted Maybach 57 and 62 models at the Beijing Auto Show. The changes include a redesigned front bumper, some touches to the edges of the new arrow-shaped hood and new aerodynamic mirrors to reduce wind noise. Also featured are a new more in-your-face chrome radiator grille, LED daytime running lights, high-quality dark red taillights and some new rims.
Changes on the inside include wireless internet and a perfume atomizer (Geez, these buyers are spoiled). Those going for the short-wheelbase model can now request a reclining rear seat behind the front passenger. They can also order Swarovski crystal elements on the seat piping and some sterling silver “Maybach” badges on the seats. For the long-wheelbase 62 model, buyers can opt for a 19-inch screen in the compartment partition.
Under the hood, the engine has been improved to produce 630 horsepower in the S models, up by 18HP. Output on the standard model remains the same. Fuel economy should be right around 15.8 liters/100km (14.9 mpg) in the S, while the standard model is expected to get 15.0 liters/100km (15.7 mpg). But do people buying such a car really care about fuel-economy?
As a reminder, these updates are likely to be the last ones Mayback will recieve before its eventual termination. That’s right, Mayback is going to be killed…again.