Maybach cars

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After years of intense struggling, the ultra-exclusive Maybach luxury brand which belongs to Daimler AG concern has almost got to an end. With just 146 units sold last year and apparently no plan to replace the aging Maybach, the luxury division of Mercedes Mercedes is dying slowly. Listening to Dieter Zetsche, Daimler’s affable CEO looks like neither the new variant, the Landaulet will not budge the needle on sales.

Although the Maybach has proven that it can compete with cars like Rolls Royce, Maybach did not have the desired success. According to Zetsche, Daimler has not decided yet but a decision will certainly be taken: the brand will be saved or...let once again sink into obscurity?

Maybach revealed today the 2009 Landaulet - the world’s most exclusive open-top luxury saloon. First revealed as a concept in November 2007, the new Landaulet will go on sale in autumn 2008 at a price of EUR 900,000 (or US$ 1.35 million).

The 2009 Landaulet is powered by an uprated V12 engine, developed for the Maybach 57 S and the Maybach 62 S. Thanks to twin turbochargers, the V12 engine develops 612 hp from a displacement of 5980 cc.

The Maybach Landaulet is based on the Maybach 62 S – which can claim to be the world’s most powerful series-produced chauffeured saloon. Maybach technicians have removed the rear roof module in order to afford passengers an unobstructed view of the sky above. The side walls have been invisibly reinforced with an integral tubular steel structure. As these measures have not altered the silhouette of the luxury saloon, the generously dimensioned doors and the complete interior with reclining seats remain unchanged.

Press release after the jump.

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Maybach 62 Landaulet gearing up for production

For many of us, this definitely won’t be on the shopping list for this year or the next. Maybach plans to put its 62 Landaulet into production. So how cheap is this one?

Its based on the Maybach 62 S and technically describing it, its a cross between a convertible and a sedan. It was unveiled in Dubai last November and as predicted, it was an attention-grabber as onlookers suggested that blokes at Maybach were supposedly inspired by an accident where a long wheelbase convertible rammed into one of their test mules.

Maybach elucidates the Landaulet as majestic open-air experience with the ultimate in luxury and comfort. This is another example of the old saying that reads- Accidents lead to inventions. But what unquestionably matters to us, is its price tag, as Maybach prepares this one for production sometime later this year.

Some claim strongly its US $1.19 million. Others claim it would come at around $685,000. Lets forget that and work out the premium you’ll need to pay over the Maybach 62 S.

$1.19 million would be a whopping $756k more than the 62 S. We need someone from Maybach to give us the exact details for us to finish this write-up.

And I know..this is lame.

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Though having more than a passing resemblance to an automotive Frankenstein’s monster, observers report having seen a cobbled-up Mercedes-Benz S Class on the streets in Stuttgart. Speculation centers on this being a new Maybach.

With this study of an open-top landaulet, Maybach has re-enlivened the great art of building majestic automobiles. True to the tradition of exclusive landaulets, the roof of this sparkling white one-off study can be opened fully at the rear, while the chauffeur’s compartment remains completely enclosed. The passengers are then able to enjoy the clear, blue sky above. Seated in opulent armchairs upholstered in white leather, they are treated to a majestic open-air experience currently unrivaled by any other automobile in an environment of the utmost luxury and exquisite style.

Maybach announced the MSRP for its 2008 line-up. The Maybach 57 is priced at $341,750 and its more powerful version, 57 S, at $381,250 and the 62 is priced at $392,750, while for the 62 S you will have to pay $432,250 (prices include $2,750 destination charge).

According to, Maybach will launch a new model next month at the Middle East International Motor Show (MEIMS) in Dubai. The new model will be called 62 Landaulet and will be limited to only 20 units. Coming in such a limited edition and being a Maybach, we can expect the new model to be aimed mainly at the superrich in the United Arab Emirates.

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