Maybach Xenatec 57S Coupe - start, rev, drive [video]

The company Xenatec, maker of the Maybach 57S Coupe conversion called Cruisero, might be bankrupt according to reports, but that's not to stop us from appreciating their creation. Thanks to Marchettino we have this close-up look of the ultra luxury coupe cruising the famous F1 race circuit streets of Monaco.

Based on the Maybach 57S sedan, Xenatec has produced 8 of the 100 units planned according to reports. Pricing started at €675,000 ($928,732) and had the blessing of Maybach as they honored the model's original warranty.

In converting the sedan to a coupe, Xenatec pushed the B-pillar back 508mm (20 inches) and increased the curvature of the roof by installing more rakish A- and C-pillars (sail panel into quarter panel). In doing so, the doors, side sills, front fender and rear quarter panels were re-fabricated. The result is a sleeker and sportier vehicle. At the same time, the interior has been upgraded even beyond Maybach's high standard, but without sacrificing the quiet, conservative nature of the vehicle.

We're still not sure if reports of the company's demise are true. When the story broke last month we received correspondence from a source connected to the company that the reports were false. Furthermore, Xenatec has reportedly received €70 million in funding from Saudi Arabia's Auto Kingdom late last year with plans to carry the company through for the next three years.

We await an official response from the company.

In another related topic, we received this wonderful Christmas card from one of our media associates Atelier Valdeig. It shows a nice photoshop of a Maybach Coupe Convertible. Please see first image in the attached photo gallery.

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4everRS 4everRS
I hope they didn't make the ride to harsh. I really need to be able to spread my Grey Poupon without being jolted too much.
Dec 21st, 2011 4:33pm
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edd_lg edd_lg
I love this car, i'd like to see a version with suicide doors, like the RX8. I'd like to see these guys make a Panamera coupe.
Dec 21st, 2011 2:09pm
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Even if its based on an older S class but still looks great. I have many on the road and they really do look massive and very beautiful. even the interior is nuce and this Xanatic is a beautiful looking car
Dec 21st, 2011 10:50am
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Okay, so where do you guys figure out that this is based on an old Mercedes CL? Because that is clearly wrong! It is, as mentioned on the data sheet in the video based on the Maybach 57 S. This car has nothing to do with a CL! And yes, the instrumentcluster does come from the W220/W215 models, because the Maybach is technically based on the W220 S-class. Do you really think that you will get the same interior space by "modyfying" an ordinary CL coupé? And also, do you think that people will buy a CL with Maybach badges?? This is based on the Maybach, NOT CL. Anyway it looks great! I really hoped that Xenatec would help boost the sales, so Maybach could continue building the worlds finest automobiles.
Dec 21st, 2011 10:08am
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Yes I do think they will use the same interior space and yes they will buy the bagde. Perfect example Bently GT = Audi A5. Bently Muslane = Audi A8, Skoda Superb = Bentley Flyingspur, Audi R8 = Lambo gardo. Come on, Its much easier to use a chassis rather than build a whole new one+ its cheeper! You have got one this correct. The car look great!
Jan 14th, 2012 12:05am
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
You do know the 5 door maybach is the current S -class dont you
Jan 14th, 2012 12:08am
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schizo schizo
There's nothing wrong with a CL63... If you need more flash than a standard CL6 then goto an AMG performance studio in your market and get some Designo options... Either way it will be better than this car that sounds like it was named after a indigestion pill...
Dec 21st, 2011 9:44am
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Thats bull, They used a newer Mercades CL chassis to create this car. And if am wrong, Why didnt they do as Id said ?? Much easyer, cl-class is based on the s-class, Maybach is based on the s-class hence the Maybach couple should be based on the Cl-class.
Dec 21st, 2011 2:12am
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norther norther
...not only that. but it still has the "old" merc dials/display. it doesnt have the new 3 dial setup. not to mention....CL seats, seatbelts, armrests.. i can go on, and on. before i get shot down, i am not a hater of the brand/brands. but im simply not surprised that maybach failed (especially under mercedes), so bad, to keep up with rolls or bentley. they said they were going to build smthing one of a kind to compete with rolls and bentley. those were big words taking in consideration they were slapping parts form Merc on Mercs platforms, and then changing the badge to "M" (maybach). and no guys, i am not overseeing the BMW or VW parts on the rolls and betleys...but at least they arent sooo, "obvious". merc was so lazy and cheap, they werent even trying. pity
Dec 21st, 2011 5:02am
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
bang on. Totally agree!!!! Someone who knows
Jan 14th, 2012 12:11am
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uzzie uzzie
now if you don't like this, you aint a true petrol head lol =-D
Dec 21st, 2011 12:09am
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