The Maybach 57 S is expertly engineered, using German precision and the Mercedes S-class platform.
Because the center of gravity is a little lower in the 57 S, it's a livelier, more agile vehicle than the 57.
The powerful, biturbo V12 engine makes the 57 S a dynamic sedan, able to achieve impressive speeds.
Maybach's attention to detail means an exceptionally comfortable ride with many technologically advanced features.
Built on the Mercedes S-class chassis, the 57 S lacks a distinct character.
At over 3 tons, the Maybach 57 S is an extremely heavy car and makes quick handling very difficult, especially at higher speeds.
The Maybach gets an average of 12 MPG, making it one of the least fuel-efficient cars on the market.
By 2013, Daimler will discontinue the Maybach automotive line.