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Segment: Luxury

In 2002, the brand Maybach returned to the car industry.

The former ultra-luxury vehicle was back on the market aiming directly to Rolls-Royce and Bentley, but with more technology displayed.

In 2009, the German car-maker introduced a new version for its already known Maybach 57 model: the 57 Zeppelin. It was a tribute for the former air-ship glory that traveled across the Atlantic Ocean, equipped with Maybach engines. It was the most luxurious way to travel in the world.

Traditionally, most of the Maybach vehicles were built by independent coachbuilders based on a Maybach chassis. 80% of the pre-WWII Maybach cars didn't feature a Maybach bodywork. But the economy had changed and the Maybach 57 was built by Mercedes-Benz. From the outside, the 2009 57 Zeppelin model featured a two-tone paint. The beltline was painted right through to the background of the headlamp assemblies in the Rocky Mountains light brown, in contrast to the Taiga black finish used for the rest of the vehicle body. By special order, the customers could choose whatever color they wished.

Inside, the Maybach 57 featured the most luxurious cabin offered in a passenger car. For the arrangement of the interior, Maybach customers could choose between six grand Nappa leather colors and piano-black wood trim. The door panels were engraved with the “ZEPPELIN” word. A special fragrance was designed for the interior, which was sent through the ventilation system.

The engine was a 6.0-liter V12 with three valves per cylinder and bi-turbocharged was a carryover from the Maybach 57S. It delivered 640 hp to the rear wheels via a 5-speed automatic transmission.

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MAYBACH 57 Zeppelin 2009 - 2012
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  • 6.0 V12 Biturbo 5AT (640 HP)

MAYBACH 57 Zeppelin 6.0 V12 Biturbo 5AT (640 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.0 V12 Biturbo 5AT (640 HP)
Cylinders
V12
Displacement
5980 cm3
Power
471 KW @ 4800-5100 RPM
640 HP @ 4800-5100 RPM
632 BHP @ 4800-5100 RPM
Torque
738 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 RPM
1001 Nm @ 2000-4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
172 mph (277 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/45 R20
DIMENSIONS
Length
225.5 in (5728 mm)
Width
77.9 in (1979 mm)
Height
61.9 in (1572 mm)
Front/rear Track
65.9/66.7 in (1,674/1,694 mm)
Wheelbase
133.4 in (3388 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.3 cuFT (603 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
6029 lbs (2735 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
7187 lbs (3260 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.5 mpg US (24.8 L/100Km)
Highway
19.9 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Combined
14.3 mpg US (16.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
390 g/km
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