We test the Bose in-car system in a £308,000 Maybach!

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Maybach 57S

But we're looking at the latest in in-car entertainment systems, and thought it would be fun to check out the Bose system in a £308,000 Maybach 57S.

Now sadly the very nice chaps at Maybach wouldn't actually lend us a car to drive, but they did send one of their drivers down to our offices to give our man Andy Kerr, Editor of the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Ultimate Guides, a whizz round the block.

Andy has reviewed the Maybach's in-car system for the Ultimate Guide to High-End Entertainment, on sale from July 31st, so we won't give too much away at this stage.

But here's a little taste of what your £308,000 buys you: a Bose in-car hi-fi and home cinema system with tilting LCD screens in each seat-back for rear passengers (and if you own a Maybach, you'll almost certainly be sitting in the back); two 5.1 decoders; a three-way speaker arrangement in each front door, and a similar arrangement in the rear doors but without the midrange drivers – instead, there are four of them in the rear parcel shelf. Oh, and there's a huge 25cm subwoofer in its own enclosure.

Naturally, rear seat passengers get their own controls and headphone sockets, although the system doesn't offer iPod connectivity or DAB radio, which seems a shame.

So how does it all sound? Well, you'll have to wait for the publication of the next Ultimate Guide to find out. There's a full review on pages 128-129.