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Cleaner, more powerful and a new look - but do they mark the end of the line?

This is the facelifted Maybach range - and could be the last ever Maybachs as parent company Daimler continues to refuse to sign off development of all-new models.

Power has been increased on the top Maybach 57S and 62S models, so the 12-cylinder engine emits 18bhp more, at 457bhp. However average fuel economy improves from 17.22mpg to 17.88mpg and CO2 emissions drop from 390g/km to 368g/km.

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The standard 57 and 62 models are still powered by a 542bhp motor, but average fuel economy drops from 18.83mpg to 17.77mpg and CO2 emissions fall from 350g/km to 383g/km.

Styling changes include a new chrome radiator grille, which varies in look between the standard 57 and 62 models and the S variants, plus a redesigned bonnet, a reshaped front bumper, modified door mirrors and a new rear light design. The changes add 11mm to the car's length and 17mm to its width.

The standard cars get new-look 21-spoke, 19-inch wheels, while the S models get 12-spoke, 20-inch wheels. Maybach says the new-look car is more aerodynamic, reducing interior wind noise.

Interior options include hand-braided or crystal-encrusted seat piping, a 19-inch rear screen, a perfume atomiser and a wireless internet function. Long-wheelbase models get a electrotransparent panoramic glass sunroof ,which has a liquid crystal membrane that makes the glass transparent or opaque at the push of a button.

A camera can also broadcast an all-round view from the car to rear seat screens, showing passengers what's happening around the car without them having to look through the centre of the vehicle (so occupants can avoid being seen), or lower a privacy screen between them and the driver.

In addition, the reclining rear seat previously available only in the Maybach 62 will be available in the 57 range.

The cars will be formally unveiled at the Beijing motor show on Friday.

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Peter Cavellini 30 April 2010

Re: Revised Maybach range revealed

I bet the Chinese love them and hopefully that's where all these monstrosities will be sold!

Harris the Yaris 30 April 2010

Re: Revised Maybach range revealed

Funny... I get that effect from the BMW X6

Jon Hardcastle 22 April 2010

Re: Revised Maybach range revealed

Harry_Boy wrote:
That is one hell of a rear compartment... Sadly, the car just reminds me of Theo Paphitis...

And Peter Jones, although he possibly has an excuse in that there cannot be many cars that would fit his frame, Theo on the otherhand could stretch out in the back of a Fourtwo!

I wonder if Pimp my Ride could make it look tastefull?