The Maybach brand was founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach, former technical director of Daimler, and his son Karl. Maybach originally developed and manufactured engines for zeppelins, rail cars, and aircrafts. Automobile production began in 1921 and lasted until 1940, a period that saw the Germans launch a variety of luxury vehicles. During World War II, Maybach produced engines for Nazi Germany’s military vehicles, including tanks. Automobile production was never restarted after the war, although one final model was produced in 1945.
The company was purchased by Daimler-Benz in 1960 but the brand remained dormant save for a few coach-building projects made for Mercedes-Benz. Maybach was revived in 2002 with the 57 and 62, two sedans based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Maybach also built the Exelero concept, which gained international fame after being shown at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor show. Due to slow sales, the brand was discontinued in 2013. Maybach was again revived in 2015, but this time around as a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz. Now marketed as Maybach-Mercedes, it offers Mercedes-Benz S-Class models with extra luxury features. Mercedes also built a more luxurious G-Class SUV under the Maybach brand. As of 2019, Maybach-Mercedes offers only two vehicles based on the S-Class sedan.
2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
If we’re being honest here, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class was just a matter of when not if. So here it is in all its chrome-y flashiness, coming to satisfy the needs and desires of those who believe the regular S-Class simply won’t cut it.
2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS
The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS is the range-topping version of the third-generation SUV, launched in 2019 for the 2020 model year. It’s the second Maybach SUV ever built after the 2018 G650 Landaulet, but the first one that’s not a limited-edition vehicle. Inspired by the Maybach S-Class,, the 2021 Maybach GLS is a fancied up GLS with extra luxury features, exclusive appointments, and a unique drivetrain. Performance-wise, it slots between the GLS 580 and the AMG GLS 63 S., And just like the rest of the lineup, its gasoline engine works in conjunction with a 48-volt EQ Boost system. Let’s find out more about this luxurious hauler in the review below.
2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS Picture Gallery
The Mercedes GLS now has a hotter, sexier sister that wears a Maybach badge and a whole lot of model-exclusive features. Naturally, the interior is the epitome of luxury, ranking up there with the best of the best, but the exterior has been updated to make it stand out in the GLS lineup as well. This includes the two-tone exterior finish, the massive chrome grille, and the cheese grater-like insert in the front fascia. That part we can’t really get onboard with but the rest of it looks amazing.
The 2018 Vision Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept Could Lend DNA to One of Mercedes’ Latest SUVs
Arguably, the most crucial launch event at the 2019 New York Auto Show was that of the third-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS. The flagship luxury SUV from Mercedes will take on the BMW X7 soon, but Mercedes could actually be cooking up a version that would aim straight at the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Insane? Not for those who saw the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept up close and personal.
Custom Mercedes-Maybach V-Class – an Exceptional Coach – Exclusive Images and Video
What you are seeing on these photos is a specially prepared Mercedes-Benz V-Class rigged out with Maybach gear. Of course, it is not a stock production model, but a finely customized V-Class probably produced for the French coach-limousine service – CLS Paris – where it is currently in service. This particular Maybach V-Class was filmed some time ago on the streets of Paris, and within the CLS Paris coach service, it complements the fleet with a couple of other high-end cars – including the equally black Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
New Mercedes-Maybach GLS Spotted Before Los Angeles Motor Show Debut
The first prototype of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS has been spotted testing in Germany prior to its debut at the Los Angeles motor show. This is the top-of-the-line Maybach model. Mercedes is planning to expand the Maybach line-up with lavish models, and what better way to do that than to add the GLS to a portfolio known mainly for stretched limos!
Mercedes Want’s Maybach to Build Standalone Models but We’re Skeptical
Mercedes is looking to capture as much market share possible with the Maybach brand. While AMG is doing well on its own with performance cars, Maybach is still relying on Mercedes and building high-end versions of the S-Class sedan. However, Autocar reports that Maybach could soon revive itself as an independent brand that builds its own standalone vehicles – Much like AMG has gone with the GT lineup.
Pops’ Rants: And the Award for the Worst Car Design of 2018 Goes to Mercedes-Maybach
I know we usually hand out awards for the best and worst of the auto industry at the end of the year, but I’m going to start early in 2018 and give Mercedes-Maybach a medal for the worst car design of the year. And the award goes to the Vision Ultimate Luxury, which made its debut among a handful of China-exclusive vehicles at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. Yes, it’s that ugly!
Peisert Design Rendered the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury SUV as it was Meant to Be
Okay, I don’t know what the guys over at Mercedes were smoking when the greenlit the design of the Maybach Ultimate Luxury SUV (Not that it’s an SUV, really) but just like everyone else in the world we’re not to keen on the overall design. In fairness, the front end isn’t bad, but the overall shape is about as ugly as they come. Well, Peisert design was a bit disappointed too, and that’s exactly why you’re looking at the rendering here. Peisert Design too the new Maybach and reshaped the rear end to make it look like a true-to-life SUV. And, it looks amazing.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury
Revived in 1997 after more than 50 years of absence, the Maybach brand didn’t make much of an impact on the luxury market, with its
Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Comes with a Teapot, Quirky Design
Mercedes’ highly-anticipated Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept just made its debut ahead of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, and it looks, well… weird. Believed to preview the Maybach version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Ultimate Luxury concept combines the styling features of an SUV with those of a notchback sedan. Mercedes says that it combines the most successful body styles in China, but it’s definitely not the best design exercise out there.
You’ve Already Seen the Leaked Images but Here’s Another Teaser of the Hideous Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury
Leaked photos of the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury SUV spoiled the surprise for a lot of us. But in some ways, we’re actually glad those photos leaked because they would’ve spared us from catastrophic disappointment. The Ultimate Luxury SUV is a sight for sore eyes, and that’s maybe putting it lightly. That hasn’t stopped Mercedes-Maybach, though, from rolling out another teaser of the luxury SUV. Guess it didn’t get the memo that the photos have already been leaked.
The Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury SUV Is So Ugly It Actually Hurts
We’ve seen some pretty slick-looking concepts from Mercedes-Maybach in the past – the Vision 6 and Vision 6 Cabriolet certainly come to mind quite easily. However, this latest creation, dubbed the Ultimate Luxury concept and leaked prior to a full debut at the Beijing Motor Show, is making our collective stomachs churn.
The Mercedes-Maybach Concept SUV Will Be Able to Offer You Some Tea
Mercedes-Maybach isn’t messing around in teasing the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury. For the second day in a row, we’re getting a good look at the Auto-Show-bound SUV concept and, while the teaser itself is short — it lasts all of 11 seconds — we get a clearer picture of the concept’s interior, including a tea set that can be accessed through a compartment on the center tunnel.
Official Sketch Is an Interior Preview of the Beijing-Bound SUV from Mercedes-Maybach
Bentley and Rolls-Royce better start looking over their shoulders. Another luxury brand is looking to get a piece of the super luxury SUV market. That brand would be Mercedes-Maybach, Daimler’s high-class sub-brand. In a surprising move, Mercedes-Maybach is bringing a concept SUV to the Beijing Auto Show later this month. We don’t know much about it, but a new teaser sketch of the concept’s interior has been released, and it looks fancy.
Mercedes Let Us Down with the Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet
Now that we’ve seen Mercedes’ “latest” concept, I have to say that I’m not impressed in the least bit. When we first saw the teaser video back at the beginning of August,(art177208) I thought for sure we would get the “big surprise” that Chief Designer Gorgon Wagener promised us. This concept was supposed to be an “icon for the brand,” but all I see is a lazy concept that was thrown together just a few weeks before it was set to debut… Did you forget there was a concept lawn at Pebble Beach, Mr. Wagener? Now I’m wondering if that teaser video from within the bowels of the Advance Design Center was actually the very first meeting to discuss the new concept.
If You’re Not A “Top Customer” Of Mercedes, Don’t Expect To Get Your Hands On The Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet
The math involving the production of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is tricky when you consider that the German automaker is only building 300 units of the luxury convertible and that of those 300 units, only 75 will go to the U.S. market. That’s not a lot of models to offer, so in lieu of making the S650 Cabriolet available to everyone, Mercedes is instead going to its VIP customers first and giving them, in the words of Mercedes-Benz USA Dietmar Exler, “the right of first refusal.”
2016 Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6
The 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was packed with numerous new products from various automakers, mostly in concept form. Among them is Mercedes-Benz, which showcased a brand-new concept car wearing the “Maybach” badge. It goes by the name Vision 6 and it’s the wildest vehicle to feature the Maybach name in the modern era. Not only spectacular on the outside, the German coupe sports the latest technology Mercedes-Benz has to brag about. It’s also pretty massive for a two-door coupe. And by “massive” we mean it’s nearly six meters (18.5 feet) long, or about as long as the extended wheelbase version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. For reference, the Mercedes-Maybach S500/S600 is “only” 5.5 meters (18 feet).
Mercedes Brings Maybach SUV Back On The Table
You know the SUV market is alive and healthy when a company that was axed just three years ago and revived last year could now get its own (luxury) family hauler. I am, of course, talking about Maybach and the possibility that Mercedes could finally green light an über luxurious SUV for its premium brand.
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 – Driven
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2016 Mercedes-Maybach 900 By Brabus
The 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 is already one of the most powerful, luxurious and exclusive production sedans on the planet, so what is a customer to do if he wants even more power, luxury and exclusivity? Send it to Brabus. Introduced earlier this year, the Brabus 900 shows the tuning potential of Mercedes’ flagship luxury sedan, and the world got its first live look at the high-powered Maybach limousine at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Bentley Mulsanne Speed Vs. Mercedes Maybach: Video
Have you ever had a difficult time deciding whether to buy a Bentley Mulsanne or a Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Of course you have, it’s something we all struggle with almost daily. Motor Trend did a video comparison of the Mulsanne and the S65 AMG a while back, but now there is an S600 Maybach and a Mulsanne Speed, making the previous video worthless as a means of easing our anxiety over the decision of which car to buy. But just in time to keep us from spiraling into a serious depression over it, Motor Trend has released a new video.
Daimler CEO Confirms Maybach SUV; Dismisses Audi Q1 Competitor
SUVs are the talk of the automotive world these days, with offerings ranging from massive people haulers like the Escalade to jacked-up hatchbacks that offer little more than a little extra ground clearance and all-wheel drive. Regardless of how irritating they are to some purists, these are what buyers want, and manufacturers can’t build them fast enough. Recent rumors have been circulating around Mercedes possibly planning a
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The new-generation Mercedes S-Class made its world debut on May 15th, in Hamburg, Germany and it comes with lots of good news. Along with the new S-Class, Mercedes is using this new sedan to revive the old Maybach brand. The new model and sub-brand, now known as the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, promises to be one of the most luxurious machines ever created.
Maybach Lineup Could Expand if the S-Class is Successful
The revival of the Maybach name is happening under different circumstances than its last incarnation. According to Mercedes S-Class’ Development Director Dr. Hermann-Joseph Strop, the German automaker wants to turn Maybach into an entire range of sub-branded models, provided that the new 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is a sales hit.
Mercedes-Maybach Will Also Offer S500 And S400 4MATIC Models
It’s no longer a mystery the Maybach name will be revived as the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand for the 2016 model year, but it’s already obvious this second comeback is taking place under different circumstances. For instance, there will be no Maybach emblems and redesigned fascias, but only reworked interiors and additional badges on the trunk lid. In short, Maybach has been shifted from a stand-alone brand to a special-edition, luxury nameplate. The revival is already underway with the Mercedes-Maybach S600, but, according to Auto News, Mercedes-Benz doesn’t want to roll out more than just one model under the new moniker.
Video: Mercedes-Benz S-Class “Maybach” Caught Testing at Nurburgring
The Maybach brand may no longer exist, but Daimler is not willing to let it die altogether. Although it has yet to be officially confirmed, the moniker is set to make a comeback on an ultra-luxurious version of the brand-new S-Class. Specifically, the S-Class Pullman won’t be the only special-edition limousine, as an extended-wheelbase version of the S600 — the Maybach — is set to sit below the 250-inch-long Pullman beginning in 2015.
Daimler Planning to Revive Maybach Brand and Pullman Expected Later This Year
With the long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class already underway, it appears that Daimler is set to revive the Maybach nameplate for an even longer version of the luxury-packed limousine.
2014 Maybach 57S By Knight Luxury
Even thought Daimler decided to drop the unsuccessful Maybach brand, tuners still show interest in the luxury limousine. Florida-based tuner Knight Luxury came up with a very cool “Sir Maybach 57S” tuning kit that shows that even now, the 57S still has strong potential.
Report: Daimler Pulls the Plug on 2013 Maybach Models
When Daimler started offering $100,000 rebates on new Maybach models, the writing was on the wall that the failing ultra-luxury car company was about to be taken off of life support. About four months have past since the rebates began and it is official now, as Daimler has eliminated all plans for 2013 Maybach models.
Bargain Basement Luxury: Maybach begins giving the largest rebates in history
A little while ago we reported that Daimler – former owner of Chrysler – was about to give up on yet another one of its brands. This time it is not the middle-class Chrysler lineup, but instead it is the extremely expensive Maybach lineup. Daimler’s not even making an attempt to sell it, it’s just axing the failing company altogether.
Bentley plans for the future with hybrid models and hopes to snag Maybach customers
Bentley is extensively prepping for their future with a couple of new paths to higher sales. Just recently, the company has downsized from a W12 to a V8 engine and their next course of action is to offer a plug-in hybrid model. In an interview with Car and Driver, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer reported that the hybrid system could be based on Volkswagen technology and that it could combine either a W12 engine or a V8 engine with an electric motor placed between the engine and transmission. This system will allow an electric-only range of 16 to 19 miles – a relatively good range considering we are talking about very heavy vehicles.
Mercedes officially drops the knife on Maybach
We knew that the time was coming eventually, and according to a source who spoke to Autoweek, the end has finally come to pass for Maybach.
What is the Cheapest Maybach?
is the cheapest of the two available vehicles. The sedan starts from $170,750, so “cheap” isn’t the best word to use here, but it’s not as expensive as the S650 model. The Maybach S560 4Matic is $66,000 more than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class it is based on.
What is the Sportiest Maybach?
Sporty isn’t the best word to describe a Maybach. Although both of the company’s models are very powerful, they’re also heavy and weren’t design for track use. Thus they don’t have a sporty chassis setup or race-derived technology. In this case, the sportiest Maybach is actually the quickest, a title that goes to the Mercedes-Maybach S650. This model is only a tenth-second quicker than the S560 4Matic, but it has a RWD setup, which should translate into a sportier feeling when driven hard.
What is the Most Popular Maybach?
Mercedes-Benz doesn’t publish specific Maybach sales so we don’t know for sure which of the two models is more popular. However, it’s safe to assume that the Maybach S560 4Matic moves more units because it’s more affordable, but also because it comes with an all-wheel-drive system, a popular choice among luxury car owners.
What is the Most Expensive Maybach?
The Mercedes-Maybach S650 is the most expensive model offered by the luxury division. This sedan retails from $199,900, some $29,000 more than the Maybach S560 4Matic version. This Maybach is surpassed only by AMG S65 versions of the S-Class sedan, coupé, and convertible in the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup as of 2019.
What is the Fastest Maybach?
The range-topping Mercedes-Maybach S650 is the fastest Maybach you can buy. Powered by a twin-turbo, 6.0-liter V-12, this sedan hits the pavement with 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. This is enough to push the massive four-door from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. That’s a half-second quicker than the Maybach S560, which is less powerful but comes with all-wheel drive. When it comes to top speed, both sedans are electronically limited to 155 mph.
Are Maybach Cars Reliable?
Due to Maybach’s low production volume, the company’s models are rarely included in reliability surveys. However, since Maybach’s current models are actually Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans with extra comfort features, they should be as reliable as their least expensive sibling. Mercedes-Benz isn’t as reliable as it used to be, but it scores better than their closest rivals, BMW and Audi. The company’s engines are still considered very reliable if maintained properly, while interior materials are known to last. On the flipside, Mercedes isn’t as reliable when it comes to technology. The German firm is quick to adopt new, state-of-the-art technology, but it relies on suppliers to implement it. Sometimes, these technologies come with faults that generate issues with the electrical and the entertainment systems.