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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 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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