Talks on the proposed partnership between Maybach and Aston Martin have apparently been halted due to unreasonable demands from one of the parties. You may recall that Daimler and Aston Martin have been in talks for several months now to build the next range of models for the struggling Maybach brand. Aston Martin would have gotten access to several technologies from the German manufacturer, notably the M- and S-Class platforms plus the 4.6-liter biturbo V8. These would have provided a big boost to Aston Martin’s development of the Lagonda. Instead, Daimler has announced the cessation of the talks because of Aston Martin’s demands for money. While this development is not… Continue Reading »
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If you have begun to notice that Mercedes-Benz seems to have a penchant for the number 125 these days, it’s because it’s celebrating that anniversary this year. And through the decades, Mercedes-Benz has established itself as the premier purveyor of luxury automobiles with unequalled engineering excellence. And in celebrating its 125th, what better way would there be to remind people of the company’s luxury heritage than to present an Edition 125 from Maybach? Produced to showcase the individualization options available to Maybach customers, the Edition 125 can be ordered with reclining seats in the rear, Swarovski accents, a front/rear partition and, in a nod to modernity, a 19-inch high-res screen… Continue Reading »
At first, you won’t believe your eyes at the treatment this Maybach receives in the video, as it’s hacked and chopped til it looks like Batman’s convertible. When you see a Maybach, its usual backdrop is against a gleaming tower or else you see it with some executive type getting in. Maybachs are the epitome of luxury in the 4-wheeled domain and it would be unthinkable to some to get even a scratch on its flawless paint. The fact that there are so few in the world makes it all the more seemingly untouchable. But touched it is in Jay-Z’s and Kanye’s video, where the message these rappers seem to… Continue Reading »
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.
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 »