Fancy a bargain banger? How about the Maybach 62 S?
Fancy a bargain banger? How about the Maybach 62 S? This sleek saloon only costs £367,490, which is the least one can spend and still have a reasonable run-around. There is only one problem. Most people have never heard of Maybach – so who are they? The company is, in fact, a sibling of Mercedes-Benz and has a rich heritage to inspire budget conscious buyers. Between 1921 and 1941, a few hand-crafted cars were produced for an elite group. The marque was reborn in 2002 for those who find Rolls-Royce 'too common'.The Maybach 62 S is the top-of-the-range version of this cost effective plaything. It has a 6.0-litre V12 engine that produces 630bhp - and propels it to 62mph in 5.1 seconds. Maximum speed is an attention grabbing 155mph. As the Maybach 62 S is a budget vehicle it also has excellent fuel economy. So, this lifestyle statement averages 17.9mpg and manages 12mpg in town. When we say 'excellent', please remember that everything is comparative. It is more fuel efficient than the Space Shuttle, for example. It is kinder to the environment too, as its emissions are 368g/km. That parks it in road tax band M/£460. The Maybach 62 S sits 15mm closer to the ground than its cheaper siblings, so it feels surprisingly agile for such a large car. It also has supreme ride quality, top-spec reclining leather seats, and more gadgets than a computer store. Equipment includes the: television, DVD player, voice activation system, garage door opener, electric everything, and key-less ignition. What a fantastic vehicle. How is this possible for such little money?