Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The driver’s seat is perhaps not the optimum position from which to enjoy the Maybach, but front-seat occupants are very well catered for. All the seats (plus the steering column) are electrically adjustable, so finding a comfortable driving position should be easy. The white-on-black instruments are easy to read and although the instrument layout will appear familiar in style to owners of large Mercedes-Benz models, the Maybach has its own unique type-face for the figures on the dials.

The dashboard’s centre panel includes a screen to view the DVD satellite navigation system and displays various audio, communication and media functions. Other switches appear on the centre console for the adaptive damping system, parking sensor deactivation and Distronic cruise control (where chosen).

Maybachs are designed to take up to two passengers in individual seats in the rear, but customers can choose a three-seat bench if the car needs to carry five people. All seats are electrically adjustable and the front and back compartments have their own air conditioning units with different interior temperatures available for each passenger if necessary.

Higher grade leather than that used in typical luxury saloons is used for the seats and customers can choose upgraded seats with perforated leather. Folding rear tables (made from aluminium) can be chosen as an option for those who need to work while travelling along with dark tinted rear glass. For privacy there is an electric rear curtain as standard and side curtains can also be chosen as an option.