• Dec 12th 2008 at 3:28PM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the stretched Maybach 72

As if the regular old Maybach 62 wasn't decadent enough, someone just went ahead and created a Maybach 72. Starting with a donor 2004 Maybach 62, the creator stretched it enough to add a pair of rear-facing back seats to make a true limo experience. Whereas the original model was 62 decimeters (decimeter = 1/10th meter) long, the resultant party palace is 72. The price of the vehicle is said to be double that of the original at $780,000. That's a whole lot of coin, but it does have less than 500 miles on the odometer. And this is the only Maybach we know of that goes to 11 72. It's no taxi, but it sure is novel.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      If the two new seats can't stretch out like the original two, then what's the point of paying almost double?
      For what you'd expect from a Mayb, it looks a little cramped in there now if you ask me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a ridiculous vehicle...MB needs to get its head out of its a$$ and build cars that make a difference.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "The Maybach--when you rather pay more for your S-Class. Buy it
      Today. "

      Tell me why people spend this much money on a stodgy looking car.
      It's basically an S Class benz...that offers a bigger back seat!
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Maybach has higher end leather and more expensive materials than on the S-Class.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ugly or not.... but those seats do look soooo comfortable.... I need a nap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Which is worse...A filthy rich millionaire laughing at you from his Maybach 62 ,or a group of filthy millionaires laughing at you from the inside of a Maybach 72.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweet looking ride. Slightly out of the price range unfortunately!!

      And yes, I have used and heard decimeters used in conversation. Am an Engineer in the construction industry and raising or lowering something a few "decs" is quite common.

      • 6 Years Ago
      "The Maybach has higher end leather and more expensive materials than on the S-Class. "

      How much higher materials and leather does a person need beyond the S-Class?

      There ain't enough added features on that Bach to warrant that type of money. They say the rich get a lot of freebies, but they also get taken to the cleaners because their rich...I wonder what Mercedes' profit margins are on this S clone.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. I'd rather have an S63 AMG than any Maybach. Also, prestige isn't a huge factor to me, but what non-car person has heard of Maybach.

        If I didn't know better, I might assume that Maybach is Kia's new luxury division. On the other hand, everyone knows Benz.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not going to claim to be even remotely wealthy enough to buy this kind of car, but I absolutely hate the "need" argument when talking about high-priced vehicles. What one "needs" should never be a thought when talking about luxury vehicles, as luxury vehicles are unnecessary by definition (luxury = want or indulgence, not need). The people who choose options higher than an S-Class level of comfort don't do so out of necessity, so just stop. There's nothing wrong with opting for something nicer if you want to indulge yourself.

        No car "needs" to go faster than 80mph, but doesn't mean I want automakers to stop making performance-oriented vehicles.

        @1337: Plenty of non-car people have heard of the Maybach. That might've been true, say, when the marque was reintroduced a few years back, but they've been around long enough. As for telling the difference between a Maybach and an S-Class, well...I'd bet even the most diehard petrol-heads would need a second glance to spot the differences.

        I'd argue that real "car people" wouldn't want the S63 or the Maybach - as neither of them are driver's cars (None of the AMGs, barring the Black Series vehicles, are really drivers cars IMO). This behemoth is like the Phantom: if you don't have a chauffeur, don't bother getting it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Question for our European friends: have you ever actually heard anyone use "decimeter" in conversation?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't know any where that uses the term "decimetre". Like GenoMalice said Canadians prefer to just call it a metre longer but if we made super-luxury cars we could measure it in whatever units we wanted, like bricks!
        • 6 Years Ago
        a) It's not only Europeans that use the metric system nowadays, pretty much anyone but the states uses it. From wikipedia: "As of 2007, the U.S. customary units remain the last widely used official non-metric system of measurement as besides the United States only Liberia and Myanmar have not adopted the International System of Units as their primary or sole system of measurement."

        b) No, normally "decimiter" is not used in normalspeak, 10cm is good enough.

        c) Other commonly used units of measure: mm, cm, m, km. That's about it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        We Canadians also use the term decimetre... however, we're known to use our brains and just say 6.2 metres to avoid looking like a total geek!

        .....and no, I did not spell it wrong. That's metre in Canada!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I pictured a military robot from the 24th century when I heard decimeter.
      • 6 Years Ago
      they get uglier by the second
      • 6 Years Ago
      S-class is a drivers car. Maybach isn't, in any form, I know they say the 57 is the driver oriented version but I still think its more of a chauffeur driven car than an S-class. Most of you may consider the Maybach ugly and unimaginative, but the point of the Maybach is understated elegance, not ostentatious opulence. Sure the wheels may not be the rims from the Phantom, and it may not have the sleek lines of a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, but if you don't understand the point of it then you need to understand Mercedes-Benz idea with this company more. If you don't look at it from their point of view than obviously its just going to look like an ugly more expensive S-class, but in reality it is so much more
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good luck parking one of these...
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