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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 Accessories Celebrates 10th Birthday

This year, Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary, a milestone for the fully-owned Daimler subsidiary specializing in aftermarket custom parts and add-ons for Benz, Maybach and smart vehicles. Since it was founded back in 2000, the brand has supplied a wide array of parts, from floor mats and floor cradles to telematics such as iPod interface kits and the InCar Hotspot that allows in-vehicle internet access. These top-of-the-line accessories provide added functionality and allow owners to make their rides their own, thanks to a variety of customization options. There are even collection items made for commercial vehicles, along with authentic accessories made for vans. The MBA’s most… Continue Reading »

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The Maybach DRS

Next up on our three-part Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge series is the Maybach DRS. If you’re wondering what DRS stands for, well then so did we. Apparently, it’s short for “Den-Riki-Sha”, which means electric powered rickshaw. If you’re new to that term, rickshaws are ancient forms of public transportation back in Japan in 1870 where instead of horses pulling carriages, a person ferries you around instead, supporting the rickshaw’s front frame on his shoulders. Now, if you look at the gallery below, and assuming you’ve Googled ‘rickshaw’ for images, you’ll recognize a striking semblance. Well, maybe ‘some’ is a better word for it. Simply put, imagine a horse… 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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Maybach on full support for star photographer David LaChapelle

Things couldn’t get any better for star photographer David LaChapelle, as he has got the backing of German luxury car manufacturer Maybach in his mentorship of another talented photographer, Garret Suhrie, whose international career is now taking off. Suhrie’s job as LaChapelle’s apprentice? To re-interpret the “Exposure of Luxury”, one of LaChapelle’s famous pieces. The project is also part of LaChapelle’s partnership with Maybach, which started in 2009 and bore fruit in the form of the “Exposure to Luxury” and “Berlin Stories”, works the artist created to showcase Mayback’s luxury saloons. LaChapelle’s task as Suhrie’s mentor is to expose him to the daily grind of working with Maybach, helping him create… Continue Reading »

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Maybach Releases Eyewear Collection

Luxury carmaker Maybach is now offering lifestyle accessories for its clients. Presently, the company has ventured in an eyewear collection, produced together with German specialist IVKO. In addition to the top of the line accessories range by Maybach, the glasses are described by one of the following “expensive” sounding words: leather, fine wood, natural horn, titaniun, 18-carat white, yellow and rose gold and Zeiss lenses. To provide the glasses an automotive touch, Maybach stated that is has instructed IVKO to take motivation from the luxury cars it has released to the public. Based on the carmaker, one example is the “leather-trimmed arms that features an artistically inset Maybach logo, metal… Continue Reading »

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