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Maybachs On The Threshold As Daimler Debates Division’s Future

The future of the Maybach line is uncertain as Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show this week. Concerning Maybach, Zetsche has said that “Everything is on the table”. Daimler is looking at all options for the super-luxury Maybach division at a time when it has seen its business falter as a result of the economic crisis. Meant to compete with Bentley, Rolls-Royce and other luxury marques, the Maybach division sold just 63 cars in the U.S. last year. Says Zetsche, “The success or failure of Maybach hardly shows up on our results, but it is something I want to have a decision on by year-end…. Continue Reading »

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Xenatech Maybach 57S Coupe Makes Appearance

A new ultraluxury player is in town and AutoKingdom, a dealer in Saudi Arabia is the first to offer the Xenatech Maybach 57S Coupe to buyers who have the means to fork out the $943,000 for such a car. Designed by Burch Fred Hardt, the new coupe, called the Cruiserio, “demonstrates a vision for design and production which AutoKingdom shares with the two German companies. This vision is the result of intellectual cooperation,” said Waleed Abdullah Al-Hokair, Chariman of AutoKingdom. The Coupe shares the same platform as the sedan, but it is wider and lower. Depending on the customer, the car is shod with 20- or 21-inch rims and benefits… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin To Build Maybachs?

Rumors are circulating that Aston Martin may build Maybachs for Daimler AG. The possible partnership between the two luxury carmakers would have Aston Martin contribute to the design of the ultraluxury sedan currently being offered by Daimler AG. As part of the potential agreement, Aston Martin may be allowed acces and use of engine technology from Daimler. The ailing Maybach brand would benefit from the partnership with Aston Martin, who could give a cheaper solution for Daimler. Options are still being evaluated and no decision is immediately forthcoming, says Daimler about the rumored partnership. Although Aston Martin has made no comment, Daimler says that “there is no cooperation deal with… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sets Its Goal On Going “Green”

During last week’s press conference by Mercedes-Benz at the Paris Auto Show, the German carmaker presented its CLS, which was the showcase of the event. During this time, Dieter Zetsche, Mercedes CEO and Annette Winkler, Smart Head, gave a thirty minute talk with regards to the consumer and environmental offerings of the company. But before rolling out the CLS, Mercedes first featured the Smart Ad Lib, Smart scooter, Smart bicycle, Mercedes A-Class E-Cell, and the 2.2 liter four cylinder diesel S-Class. Though there is no certain time limit on this project, it is guaranteed that if the company is going to compete with BMW and Audi in the emissions and… Continue Reading »

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Maybach 57S-based Xenatec Coupe Revealed

A German engineering firm has presented to the public this £586,000 Maybach 57S-based Xenatec Coupe. Seen only in several official sketches in the past, the automobile has been manufactured for those who chooses to enjoy the Maybach experience from the driver’s seat. The Xenatec coupe, created with the approval of Daimler, will be limited to only 100 hand-built vehicles. Its foundation are similar as the 57S, as is its twin-turbocharged 6.0 V12 engine, but important modifications have been done to its bodywork, design and engineering. Its doors have been altered for convenient access for rear passengers, while the front and rear screens have also been redesigned to allow the coupe… Continue Reading »

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Maybach 57 and 62 now available in South Korea

South Korea is one of Daimler AG’s booming markets, and that’s why effective immediately they have introduced their latest Maybach sedan models to the Korean crowd. The lineup consists of the Maybach 57 and the Maybach 62 whose 5.5-liter engine come alive peaking at 551hp. This is a V12 engine, folks, so it’s no pussy on the highway. With just 5.4 seconds, it can bring you from a full stop to 60 miles per hour. If you’re wondering what the price tags are on these exquisite German premiums, the Mayback 57 will fetch you around 570 million won (roughly US$496,000). With that amount comes a hefty reclining back seat, which… Continue Reading »

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The Maybach Returns With a New Vehicle Lineup

Even though the Maybach brand is still up and running, it has sort of laid low from the automotive world with regards to releasing of new models. Other than minor modifications to its line at the start of 2010, Maybach is slowly becoming, for a corporate standpoint, what resulted to Mercury in time for Ford: a slowly dissipating brand, one which provides almost identical features as another, more noteworthy and lower priced model. This will probably change. Based on the news, Mercedes-Benz is gearing up for a latest lineup of Maybach models, which will be presented to the market by 2013. Part of the showcase are 20 new Mercedes automobiles… Continue Reading »

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