#50 – Maybach 57/62
The ultimate in luxury, the Maybach 57 and 62 were introduced in 2002 as DaimlerChrysler’s introduction into the Maybach brand. Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, the Maybach offered an endless list of upgrades and features from a lush interior featuring plenty of storage and modern technology (like front and rear dashboards) to a backseat refrigerator. However, the interior amenities failed to make up for what the Maybach lacked in driving experience despite its twin turbo-V12 engine. As a result, DaimlerChrysler found their newest line to be exceptionally disappointing and vastly unaffordable with prices starting at $366,934 in 2002.
Although Maybach took first place in luxury ahead of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley models, the 57 and 62 failed to move and led DaimlerChrysler to stop production in 2012 with over 3,000 models produced. Today, there are plenty new and pre-owned left on the market with current sticker prices at $76,000 and higher! This translates to a 54.5% depreciation value with some used models even going for around $50,000, which isn’t a bad price to pay for one of the most luxurious cars in the world!