May 24, 2002

Maybach starts at $437,000

Stuttgart, May 24, 2002 – DaimlerChrysler announced today that the new Mercedes-Benz designed Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 high-end luxury cars marks will go on sale May 27th at a suggested retail price of 310,000 Euros (CAN$437,000) and 360,000 Euros (CAN$507,600) respectively excluding taxes.

The model names Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 are a reference to the imposing length of the sedans, whose body lengths of 5.73 and 6.17 metres respectively translate into unrivalled interior space.

Both Maybach models come with a comprehensive warranty from DaimlerChrysler, which covers all servicing and maintenance costs incurred by the cars within a term agreed with the customer. In many countries, transportation of the Maybach free of charge from where it is kept to the nearest Service Centre is also included in the service package offered for the prestige car brand.

With a wheelbase of 3.83 metres, the Maybach 62’s rear passengers have individual seats, which they can adjust into an extremely comfortable reclining position with automatically extending leg and foot supports, all at the touch of a button. In the interests of entertainment and information, the rear compartment is also equipped with cutting-edge electronic systems such as the TV tuner, DVD player, CD changer, telephone and universal Dolby surround sound system. The powerful telecommunications system comprises a mobile phone as well as a permanently installed car phone.

The Maybach 57 also includes a TV/DVD entertainment system in the rear, Dolby surround sound system, four-zone climate control and multi-contour seats for all passengers. A refrigerated compartment in the rear, two-tone exterior paintwork and the tilting/sliding sunroof are all available for both Maybach models at no extra charge.

The Maybach’s new twelve-cylinder powerplant develops a maximum output of 550 horsepower with torque peaking at an immense 900 Newton metres; these power and torque figures are unmatched by any other series-production passenger car engine in the world.

DaimlerChrysler is currently setting up the Centre of Excellence (COE) at the Sindelfingen site, in the immediate vicinity of the Maybach Manufaktur facility in Germany. This will in future be at the heart of the Maybach brand and is where Maybach customers will be offered comprehensive help and advice. Further Maybach Centres are to be established in Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States. Here, customers will meet with their Personal Liaison Manager (PLM), who will be on hand at all times to assist them with any questions they may have about the car.

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