I promise this is the last Maybach for a while. I also promise this one is worth it. This the 57 S. The standard wheelbase car, if you could call this thing standard, but with a 6.0-liter M285 twin-turbo V12 in place of the same M285 as we get on the 57, but with an extra half a liter. It also rides a half inch lower and was standard on 20″ wheels. Maybach says the S stands for Special, I always looked at it as Sport, but you can make your own call. Of course it was ungodly expensive at over $370,000, and now it is literally worth a fraction of that. However, if you were expecting the normal Maybach interior of boring beige leather and a bunch of fake wood, you would be wrong. Very wrong.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2006 Maybach 57 S on eBay
Model: 57 S
Engine: 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 33,754 mi
Location: Valley Stream, New York
Price: $67,995 Buy It Now
2006 MAYBACH 57 S Bi-Turbocharged 6.0-Litre ///AMG V12: Practically, the closest personal aircraft encounter in automotive guise. With an exalted and palatial presence and brimming with incredible craftsmanship, luxury in abundance, and prodigious performance figures, the factory rated 604-hp with 738 ft-lb of torque ‘S’ variant allows for the massive Maybach to go from stunningly subdued to a sovereign supercar in a matter of seconds — all without compromising its roadability status as it meticulously merges understated opulence, unparalleled comfort, and inimitable power in conjunction with splendid handling, eloquently.
Shown in the shimmering and exclusive Maybach hue of Nevada Silver with an interior besuited in Vesuvius Black Leather and accentuated by seat piping finished in a light shade, while Carbon-Fiber trim can be seen on select areas in the cabin, this majestic 57 S’ odometer shows a low 33,XXX miles from new, has a Clean CARFAX Report and comes equipped with the following features: a Solar Module ($2,150 – solar energy powers the cabin’s front ventilation fan, to allow for cooling of the cabin during warm weather); Active Ventilated Front and Rear Seats ($3,100); DISTRONIC cruise control; KEYLESS-GO; integrated (seatback) screens; heated steering wheel; soft-close doors; as well as additional comfort and convenience features!
When entering its immensely spacious, luxurious, and acoustically-optimized cabin, front occupants are embraced by a sunroof and the heated with cooled and massaging seats with memory, while rear occupants are also enclasped by individual rear heated and cooled seats with entertainment and convenience being provided by tilting 9.5-inch LCD screens integrated into the front seatbacks, an overhead binnacle featuring a clock, speedometer, and outside temperature gauge, and a center console that hosts the refrigerator and notable equipment.
That’s more like it. Take all that old man tan and glossy wood and throw it out the window, bring in the black leather, carbon fiber, and piano black trim. Someone knew what they were doing when they optioned this one. I know it is still a big boat of a Maybach, but this is a much more reasonable place to be instead of the horribly dated interior like on the 62 I looked at two weeks ago. In the rear, not nearly as many amenities compared to the 62, but certainly more than your average S-Class.
The way I look at this car is that it is a W220 S65 AMG with some Maybach bodywork and a few more gadgets. One of those with 34,000 miles in really nice condition is probably in the low-$20,000 ballpark, so figure another $45,000 to get into the Maybach. Worth it? Nearly $70,000 is still a lot of money, even with this being a $370,000 when new. Still, if you told me to pick a Maybach, this would be it.