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Maybach at the 2008 Paris Show


Stuttgart, Germany, Oct 02, 2008

The new Landaulet – only the sky is the limit

* of the first Maybach Landaulet in 2008 – the world’s most open-top luxury saloon

* reinvigorates the legend of the landaulet

* Folding roof for pampered passengers

* Majestic open-air with the ultimate in luxury and

* Based on the world’s most series-produced chauffeured saloon

* Maybach team of engineers implements customer requirements

The Maybach luxury brand is a fifth model to its line-up in the of the Maybach Landaulet. The Maybach resurrects the legend of the classic landaulets, a feature of which is only the chauffeur’s area is An extra-large folding roof up over the pampered rear-seat when required, leaving no between them and the blue sky The Maybach Landaulet thus a majestic open-air experience unrivalled by any other automobile. a certain romantic quality and its passengers the opportunity to savour to nature, this exceptional also features the ultimate in and technological sophistication and as such the new standard for the world’s luxury

In November 2007, Maybach had the aura of the grand carriages of gone by with its Landaulet Maybach will be presenting to the this sparkling white study at the Paris Motor 2008. Even beforehand, the response from the public to masterpiece has been overwhelming, so so that Maybach decided to the hand-built Landaulet based on the customer’s own specifications.

A limited of vehicles will be built in the workshops in Sindelfingenover a restricted The finest materials are painstakingly by select specialists to meet the exacting requirements – just as the Maybach clientele would According to Luxury Brand Index (LBSI), a survey of 531 recently voted Maybach the prestigious luxury automobile

The Maybach Landaulet was the response to requests

The Maybach name high-end luxury motoring. It for effortlessly superior automotive at the very highest level, and stylish elegance, and precision Since approximately two-thirds of customers wish to tailor cars exactly to their own and ideas, Maybach is constantly its exclusive range of customisation

The Maybach Landaulet was prompted by the of Maybach. Experts understand the to be an automobile whose front has a fixed roof, but whose has a folding top to allow the passengers to the sunshine and fresh air. were formerly often as parade cars in which the could present themselves to the at the roadside. However, security have largely relieved the of this function today.

Of this has not detracted from the which surround landaulet Chauffeur-driven cars by nature, today they still are among the top products of the carmaker’s This applies to a particular to the Maybach Landaulet: innovative, engineering, exceptional comfort and a ambience clearly place Landaulet a cut above even the car segment. This is down in to select, high-quality materials, amounts of which specialists into the Maybach Landaulet meticulous attention to detail and skill. The vehicle displayed in with white Grand leather of highest quality and black granite as well as piano lacquer for trim The Maybach Landaulet might be compared to luxurious super-yachts – beautiful and valuable masterpieces combine sophisticated technology and materials with a close-to of nature, which addresses all the and take their owners far from the conventional.

Large roof for the passengers in the rear

In terms the Maybach Landaulet is on the Maybach 62 S – which can claim to be the most powerful series-produced saloon. Maybach technicians removed the rear roof in order to afford passengers an view of the sky above. The side have been invisibly with an integral tubular structure. As these measures not altered the silhouette of the luxury the generously dimensioned doors and the interior with reclining remain unchanged.

When the black soft-top of the Maybach rests on the roof frame and is and weather-proof. When requested by the the chauffeur operates a switch in the console. Fully automatically, motors then open the two which fasten the folding top to the frame; the top is folded and gently onto the parcel shelf in the together with its integral windscreen made of single-layer glass. One hydraulic cylinder on the left and right side and close the top virtually noiselessly. The driving power is furnished by an motor hidden away in the of the boot. The opening and closing of the are choreographed to take place in than 20 seconds. Of course, with the top down the luggage is always fully accessible.

The chauffeur is able to enclose the roof with a fine tonneau cover, which conceals the roof mechanism view and completes the overall of outstanding elegance. The tonneau comes in the same colour as the of the rear compartment, thereby a harmonious, organic link the exterior. A logo reading Landaulet in the colour specified by the is embroidered onto the cover, it is visible to following traffic. The on show sports an elegant and white-on-white logo: after Maybach saloons do not wish to their effect with stylistic features, but rather the distinguished air of a first-class butler.

workplace for the chauffeur, exquisite for passengers

The Maybach Landaulet is a of automotive engineering and comes its very own exciting, yet distinguished, style. The interior colour of the model shown in Parisis point, which illustrates the Maybach Landaulet is conceived as a car. The passenger compartment in the rear of the vehicle is styled a white, whereas the chauffeur’s is entirely in black. Though does make the respective quite clear, the seat the steering wheel of the Maybach should certainly be one of the most workplaces for a chauffeur. For here, only exceptionally high-grade are used.

The chauffeur’s area is on the successful Maybach 62 S, but has been in a number of important ways. The console and all trim elements black piano lacquer And for the extensive leather appointments uses an exclusive, smooth leather.

Generous spaciousness and comfort

The passengers in the rear its optional contrasting colour enjoy their place in the They travel on opulent seats upholstered in exquisite Nappa leather in an environment of luxury and exquisite style. The for outstanding comfort is the generous of the rear passenger compartment, the Maybach Landaulet has adopted from the Maybach 62 S. Two superbly individual seats positively the rear passengers to sit back and As a highlight, the elegant individual seats allow even passengers to enjoy a comfortable position, which travellers normally expect to find in the first-class sections of modern jets.

Rear passengers can call up a reclined position at the push of a whereupon the backrest smoothly backwards by up to 47 degrees whilst, a lower-leg support and footrest forwards. This means occupants can enjoy the ride in an relaxed reclined position. Of the seat can easily be adjusted to passenger’s own particular comfort

Seat comfort is further by pneumatically adjustable air cushions in the and a program-controlled massage function. the Pulse button inflates and the central air cushion in the lumbar at precisely defined intervals and varying intensity. As confirmed by experts, this pulsating relieves stress in the back and boosts the metabolism of the intervertebral Each relaxing back lasts for five minutes and can be as often as required.


Highly skilled craftsmanship, taste, the use of unique materials the very highest standards of played a decisive role in the of the rear, and have produced an result. The Maybach Manufaktur has out the passenger compartment of the vehicle on almost completely in exquisite White Nappa leather.

A is provided in the vehicle on show by and decorative trim in black. But and black is not the only theme: and cool contrasts also to create atmosphere. Some in the rear passenger compartment glossy black piano while several elements are of Star Galaxy granite India. This rare is deep black in colour, numerous warm, gold The standard specification of the new Maybach comes with a choice of leather appointment options, and a of two trim element finishes – piano lacquer combined carbon-fibre trim or fine poplar.

Designed specifically for motoring

Maybach has adapted the rear compartment to the requirements of motoring. For instance, the rear restraints are slightly larger on the saloon and effectively help wind turbulence. Another wind deflector is automatically at speeds above 70 km/h to reduce the risk of any uncomfortable The deflector, which measures five centimetres, can be activated at any time. The switch is conveniently for rear passengers in the centre

The intercom in the passenger compartment is with an additional handset in the console, allowing passengers to with the driver while the is down.

Sophisticated integral with crash-responsive backrests for safety

As well as being comfortable, the reclining seats in the Landaulet offer an outstanding of safety – in any position. The restraint incorporating the belt tensioner, limiter and sidebag is integrated in the meaning that the rear can enjoy optimal protection when the seats are fully Further safety features a crash-responsive backrest which is into an upright position in the of a frontal impact and the tensioners on the buckles which also the lap belt in the event of an accident.

with electric transparency

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Designed from the outset as a limousine, the Maybach Landaulet is with a partition. The lower of the partition consists of an aluminium structure. The upper section an electro-transparent laminated glass that can be lowered by electric

Two separate systems for a perfect all round

Driving enjoyment of the calibre is further enhanced by the comfort afforded by the Maybach To provide effective climate in the spacious interior, Maybach the vehicle with two of the most automatic climate control currently available — one for the compartment and one specially for the rear Thanks to its high performance and intelligent control set-up, the allows the occupants in the front as as the passengers in the rear to adjust and the climate control system The parameters of the climate control have been adapted to the in the Maybach Landaulet and ensure open-air travel remains a even under adverse conditions.

State-of-the-art entertainment and

The rear console is the centrepiece for communications and travelling pleasure in the Landaulet. Numerous stowage enable the rear passengers to away both large and items conveniently. The exquisitely interior door panels house ten stowage compartments lids open at the push of a

However, it is the multifunctional centre between the seats that the heart of the stowage concept in the of the Maybach cars. This is Maybach engineers have everything relating to the entertainment and of the rear-seat passengers: a DVD player, CD changer, a cooler compartment its own electric compressor and an intelligent which holds silver and champagne bottle safely in The champagne flutes — designed for the Maybach in high-grade silver – are held by clips automatically grip them the base when they are put The clips are released as soon as the passenger picks up the flute

Top-quality fine paintwork

The Landaulet on show in Pariscomes exclusive paintwork in Antigua This gleaming white finish is built up by specialists by layer – almost twice as layers as normally found on high-quality automobiles. The new Maybach is painted in Baltic Black or Silver in a sophisticated process ensures the highest standards of

Visual highlights are provided by aluminium wheels, also as an option at no extra charge in the vehicle colour or burnished to a sheen in a special finishing These are shod in Michelin Sport high-performance size R 20 tyres manufactured specifically for

Individual appointments at no extra

As testimony to its exceptional customer Maybach also meets special Landaulet requirements at no charge for the customer. For instance, Landaulet clients can choose the appointments for their vehicle the entire Maybach paint leather and trim element at no extra charge. An extra only applies to highly requirements such as special finishes based on the customer’s own select leather colours, elements in natural stone or the partition.

Engine and suspension

The Landaulet is powered by an uprated V12 which Maybach engineers developed further for the Maybach 57 S and 62 S together with the specialists at Thanks to twin turbochargers and intercooling, the V12 develops a maximum of 450 kW/612 hp from a displacement of cubic centimetres. This is available between 4800 and rpm, and the engine also an impressive maximum torque of newton metres between and 4000 rpm.

In line with the Maybach the twelve-cylinder biturbo engine is in the Mercedes-AMGengine workshops, or the Manufaktur. The One one engine philosophy is reflected by the of the technician responsible on the characteristic plate, which is attached to the cover of the V12 biturbo — a of the greatest care and highest

Equipped with the AIRMATIC DC Control) electronically controlled air system and the Adaptive Damping (ADS II), the Maybach achieves an outstanding level of comfort whilst at the same proving that even a automobile can display excellent and handling qualities.

In addition to internally ventilated brake – with twin callipers at the – both the Maybach Landaulet and the 62 S are equipped with two electro-hydraulic Brake Control (SBC™) systems working in tandem. with ESP®, ASR, Brake Assist, this the Maybach Landaulet with the latest in effective, high-tech control systems.

Innovative from sister-brand Mercedes-Benz

all Maybach saloons, the Maybach also benefits from the experience of sister brand in the development and production of high-quality in the luxury segment. Important from Mercedes-Benz, successfully further for the Maybach saloons, are equipment in every Maybach and are of also on board the Maybach – examples include the AIRMATIC DC Control) electronically controlled air LINGUATRONIC voice control and the COMAND APScontrol and display

First deliveries in autumn

The new Maybach Landaulet will EUR 900,000 (or US$ 1.38 million). The customer vehicle will the Maybach Manufaktur in autumn

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