The 57 is the small Maybach, absurd though that statement may be. Everything is relative in the spheres in which the Maybach travels, and the 57 does, technically, have a shorter wheel base. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but with this even more austere hood ornament and a price north of $300k, it has become a competitor to the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The big difference between the two is that the Phantom is entirely bespoke, with no part of it being inherited from its lowly BMW corporate cousins. The Maybach does have an amazing interior, but the inside of the Phantom doesn’t exactly resemble the free clinic’s waiting room either.