Production of the luxury German experiment ends in 2013. The competitor brands Rolls Royce (now falling BMW) and Bentley (falling VW) built on the platform of Mercedes W220 (S-Class) is the number of sold around 3,000 units worldwide.
The manufacturer said that the Maybach customers forget. Expected compensation should be enlarged Mercedes S-Class with extra equipment.
During production, the best vehicle sold in the USA. Yet, in New York, in the State with the highest number of units sold are sold each year, only 100 copies.
The production of these cars (models 57 and 62) began in 2002 and the first year it sold 166 cars, then to 244 in 2004. Two years ago, but fell only 47 Stores pieces For comparison, the same year he sold 472 Rolls Royce and Bentley cars 1774 cars. Maybach production ends next year. It will be the completion of existing orders. We can only guess where prices will move these luxury cars, as long as their production is completed.
Were also produced special editions. There are for example two door version called Exelero.
Maybach and zeppelins
Existence Maybach brand dates back to 1912. Origin of the stock engine manufacturer zeppelin airship type. The first car from the workshop saw the light of day in 1921. In those days, as the Maybach luxury car manufacturer is responsible only for the production of engine and chassis. He was then sent to the blank body shop, which he has allocated additional rest.
Even the history of the first Maybach did not last long. In 1941 he closed the gates of the manufacturer first. Until that moment came from the workshop of 2,300 vehicles.
In 1997, Daimler at a news conference in Tokyo announced that it plans to begin production of concept then with a V12 engine, a capacity of nearly 6 liters and 550 horsepower.
He finally got into production in two variants: 57 and 62, and this figure indicated the vehicle length in decimetres. Inside, everything revolves around the rear passengers. Standard equipment as the 21 speaker audio system (if you want as well as 30), cooled seats, heated cupholders, front seats are adjustable in 18 directions. A Custom Fit possibilities are virtually endless.
At its majestic length and weight of these cars and fast. Fastest solutions can sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds.
Introductory price Maybach in 2002 was € 320,000 while.