Maybach Range Facelifted for the Beijing Auto Show
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Though small, the modifications involve styling and performance too. Power has been increased on the Maybach 57S and 62S models, so the 12-cylinder engine puts out 18 more horsepower, for a total of 630 horsepower. However, average fuel economy improves (by a tiny fraction) from 17.22mpg to 17.88mpg and CO2 emissions drop from 390g/km to 368g/km.
The standard 57 and 62 models are still powered by a 551 horsepower unit, but average fuel economy drops from 18.83mpg to 17.77mpg and CO2 emissions fall from 383g/km to 350g/km. Styling changes include a new, enlarged chrome radiator grille, which varies in look between the standard 57 and 62 models and the S variants, a redesigned bonnet, a restyled front bumper, modified door mirrors and a new rear light design. Maybach claims the new car is more aerodynamic, interior wind noise being reduced.
On the inside, new additions include a 19-inch rear screen, a perfume atomiser and a wireless Internet function. Long-wheelbase models receive a panoramic glass sunroof that has a liquid crystal membrane making the glass transparent or opaque at the push of a button.
A camera system can also broadcast an all-round view from the car to rear seat screens, showing passengers what's happening around the car. In addition, the reclining rear seat previously available only in the Maybach 62 will be available in the 57 range also.
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