The updated 2011 Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 models will debut in Beijing with both good news and bad news. First the good: the refreshed Maybachs feature a revised front and rear fascia, a restyled hood, a new front bumper, new mirrors, restyled taillights and a chrome grille. Standard Maybach models receive 21 spoke, 19 inch wheels while S version Maybachs get 12 spoke, 20 inch wheels. On the inside, rear seat passengers can now enjoy wireless internet on a 19 inch screen, and even short wheelbase Maybach 57 rear passengers can enjoy reclining seats previously reserved for those buying the Maybach 62. Opt for the big ‘Bach, and you can order an electro-transparent roof panel that changes from opaque to clear at your command. With all the revisions for the new model year, your neighbors will definitely know that you ponied up for a new Maybach, and didn’t cheap out buying a used one. More pics of the restyle below.
So what’s the bad news? It’s likely that this is the last hurrah for the uber-luxury brand, as the world only has so many oil shieks and rap stars. Maybach sales have been declining since the brand’s introduction, and Daimler actually loses money on each Maybach sold. Unless the current refresh turns Maybach into a profitiable company, it’s likely your opportunity to buy a new Maybach won’t be around much longer. Better go play the Powerball.