The photos of the new Maybach 57S are out. The first ones since Daimler took over the company. The car was shown at the Geneva International Motor Show, however this new “image” of the vehicle is being marketed now. Take a look and marvel at the new shiny red Mayback 57S. Source: Mercedes Passion Blog.
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It has been reported that Daimler will be announcing their decision on Maybach on July 1st, however it seems that it will be postponed until late July. Previously, reports said that there are only two options, to axe the brand or to get a partnership with the British carmaker Aston Martin. In an article from Automotive News, a third option emerges and according to three company sources the other option is to keep Maybach as a Mercedes-Benz brand, like AMG. While AMG is the sub-brand for sports and performance vehicles, Maybach would be used for the company’s top-of-the-line models for S, CL and GL class. As of now, spokespersons of… Continue Reading »
Gary Paffett signed a new multi-year contract with Mercedes-Benz.The driver, who recorded a total of 17 wins from 73 starts, has been with Mercedes-Benz for 8 years. He won the DTM championship, Britain’s first, in 2005 while he was at the wheel of AMG Mercedes C-Klasse. In 2007, he became the first driver to win the race using a one-year old car. In a press statement, Norbert Haug, Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport said, “Gary is a vital part of our very successful history in the DTM. He is a racer in the purest form: straight and tough but always fair. On behalf of Mercedes-Benz, I would like to thank Gary… Continue Reading »
Despite the Mercedes-Benz division’s recent stellar performance, Daimler’s hyper luxury division remains in the doldrums, with the direction of the Maybach brand still uncertain. But for better or worse, it seems that the end of the month will see a definitive decision on the fate of the struggling marque. At this point, there seems to be two realistic options, if rumors are to be believed. The first option would be to kill the brand, despite its pedigree. The other option, which has been heard of for a long time, is for a proposed partnership to progress to the point where Daimler will agree to Aston Martin producing and ultimately developing… Continue Reading »
Bryan Williams, a musician and record company owner more popularly known as Birdman is known for his collection of million-dollar automobiles. Among the vehicles in his prized collection are a $1.5 million Maybach Landaulet and a red Bugatti Veyron worth $2 million. When Williams heard about the Maybach Exelero, he was quoted as saying, “They got this new Maybach that I want that costs $8 million, I gotta have it.” Mr. Williams has no qualms about spending that kind of money as Forbes magazine estimates Birdman’s net worth at $100 million, making him the fourth wealthiest rapper after P. Diddy, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre. Birdman’s Mayback Exelero is a custom… Continue Reading »
It is practically a given that individuals who have the money and status to afford a Maybach need protection in today’s climate. Recognizing this need, Daimler has announced the Maybach 62 Guard, an armored version of the ultra-luxury Maybach sedan. Part of the company’s press release states, “Comfort, individualization, luxury and a very high level of safety. These requirements are satisfied to the letter on the Maybach Guard, the luxurious armoured limousine realized with integrated safety systems by the German engineers in Sindelfingen”. Already built to cope with the heavy components of the “regular” Maybach, no changes have been made to the drivetrain or suspension and brakes of the car…. Continue Reading »
In spite of Maybach’s sales performance, or maybe because of it, Daimler has seen fit to show the Xenatech Maybach 57S Cruiserio Coupe at Geneva, coinciding with the Auto Show there which opens this week. But a showroom floor is not a fitting place to showcase the ultra-luxury, -expensive and exclusive Maybach 57S. To provide the proper atmosphere, the Maybach Cruiserio is being displayed at a special pavilion in the gardens of the “La Reserve” Hotel situated by Lake Geneva. This is the official world premier for the Xenatech-built Cruiserio, which has had its first customer delivery a few months ago to a buyer in Saudi Arabia. Since most of… Continue Reading »