Unbelievably luxurious cabin, smooth ride, handles and accelerates well for a 6,000-pound vehicle.
Costs more than twice as much as an S600, too many controls pulled from Mercedes' parts bin, feels cumbersome in heavy traffic, bland styling.
This marks the debut year for the Maybach 57.
This German take on the handcrafted British super-luxury saloon satisfies in most every way but can't match the conspicuous splendor of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 2004 Maybach 57 4dr Sedan (5.5L 12cyl Turbo 5A) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.92 per gallon for premium unleaded in Virginia.