Maybach


Volkswagen’s super luxury car maker, producing some of the most expensive vehicles ever sold. Maybach has ceased producing cars because the company was not sustainable.


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14 Cars Axed in 2012

14 Cars Axed in 2012

As 2012 winds to an end, AutoGuide looks back at all the vehicles that received the axe this year, some that will be missed, while others surely won’t be. Starting it off is the Acura ZDX, a crossover that had a very tough time breaking into the market. Priced at around $51,815 including delivery, the…

10 Concept Cars That Didn’t Go Anywhere

10 Concept Cars That Didn’t Go Anywhere

Every new auto show brings another exciting round of wild concept cars. But do these ideas ever make it to reality? Some do, but many don’t – or they’re so “evolved” that you wouldn’t recognize them. As a result, it’s often tough to get excited about these often far-flung concepts. Originally slated to hit dealerships,…

Maybach Officially Dead

Maybach Officially Dead

Last year in November, Mercedes made the decision to give its ultra-luxury Maybach brand the axe. That day has finally come, as the German automaker confirmed that all Maybach models will be discontinued for the 2013 model year.

Maybach Dealers Granted $100,000 in Cash Rebates

Maybach Dealers Granted $100,000 in Cash Rebates

With Daimler losing almost $500,000 for each Maybach sold, it’s no surprise that the luxury brand has been laid to rest . And now to help move the remaining inventory of 23 models, Maybach dealers have been granted an astonishing $100,000 cash in direct-to-dealer discounts. As with most direct-to-dealer discounts however, the dealership aren’t required…

Jay-Z and Kanye West ‘Otis’ Maybach Raises Disappointing $60,000

Car enthusiasts probably cringed during Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis” video as the duo mangled a Maybach 57, but the joke seems to be on them now. The irreverently-altered Maybach was supposed to bring between and estimated $100,000 and $150,000 at auction. That money was meant to go, at least in part, to the Save the…

Daimler Lost $500,000 For Each Maybach Sold

Daimler Lost $500,000 For Each Maybach Sold

When Mercedes-Benz announced the termination of its superluxury Maybach brand, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said succinctly, “It would not be sensible to develop a successor model for the current Maybach.” Now we know why. After a seven year stint of Maybach production, the marque has only sold approximately 3,000 units. What’s more, CAR had calculated that…

Maybach Xenatec Coupe on Sale in Dubai

Maybach Xenatec Coupe on Sale in Dubai

This year, Mercedes-Benz‘s uber-luxury brand Maybach will go extinct, as the German brand could not see the potential for making a profit in the ultra high-end luxury car segment. However, that does not mean the brand will vanish off the face of the Earth, thanks to a coach-building company called Xenatec. They take a four-door…

Maybach Announces Price Hike For 2012 Line-Up

Maybach Announces Price Hike For 2012 Line-Up

In Maybach‘s last full year of sales before the hyper-luxury brand will be shuttered for 2013, Daimler has increased the MSRP of Maybach’s 2012 line-up. According to the latest pricing updates released by Mercedes-Benz USA, the 2012 Maybach 57 will begin at $379,050, an extra $3,080 over the 2011 model year. The 2012 Maybach 57…

Top 10 Most Expensive Cars of 2012

Top 10 Most Expensive Cars of 2012

The list of the Top 10 most expensive new cars is even more shocking that you might expect. Released by Forbes, you can forget the Ferrari 458 or the $300,000 Lamborghini Aventador because even at the low end of the scale these models start at right around the one million mark. In 10th place, at…

Maybach Killed By Mercedes-Benz; Pour Out A Bottle Of Moet For The Homie

Maybach Killed By Mercedes-Benz; Pour Out A Bottle Of Moet For The Homie

Mercedes-Benz‘s Maybach luxury brand will be axed, much to the consternation of rappers (pictured above), athletes and insipid nouveau riche types everywhere. While Mercedes had high hopes for the brand, Maybach’s sales have slumped to around 200 units annually, whereas targets called for sales of 1,000 cars per year. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche told German…

Aston Martin and Maybach To Break Their Engagement

Aston Martin and Maybach To Break Their Engagement

It was only a few months ago, when talks of an engagement between Aston Martin and Maybach was making headlines. This partnership would have seen the two uber-luxury brands sharing technology and platforms. Now according to sources, the union has broken before it even started, citing money issues. If the deal had stayed intact, Aston…

Rapper Birdman Allegedly Defaults On Payment For Maybach Exelero

Rapper Birdman Allegedly Defaults On Payment For Maybach Exelero

Despite being the only example in the world, the Maybach Exelero has been around the block a few times. First concieved as a concept car for Fulda Tires (who wanted to use the vehicle for tire testing), the Exelero then appeared in a Jay-Z video. Since then, it has fallen into the hands of a…

Kim Kardashian’s Extravagant Wedding To Provide A Fleet Of Rolls-Royces, Maybachs

Kim Kardashian’s Extravagant Wedding To Provide A Fleet Of Rolls-Royces, Maybachs

  Kim Kardashian’s star-studded wedding will feature a fleet of white Rolls-Royce Phantom and Maybach 62 limousines, as befitting a celebrity wedding. The Kardashians worked out a deal with Platinum Motorsports (which customizes vehicles for athletes and celebrities like David Beckham) to provide this sterling example of conspicuous consumption, which the company said was not…

Maybach Could Live On As Mercedes Sub-Brand

Maybach Could Live On As Mercedes Sub-Brand

Remember Maybach? Of course not, we’re in a recession. But back in the day, when the grass was green and birds sang sweetly in the forests, Mercedes’ experiment with ultra-luxury was quietly shuttered after people decided that two-tone paint wasn’t compelling enough a reason to buy what looked like a melted S-Class owned by Simon…

Maybach May Die Or Be Reborn, British Style, With Help from Aston Martin

Maybach May Die Or Be Reborn, British Style, With Help from Aston Martin

The slow-selling luxurious Maybach may be in trouble and we will find out by July 1. Mercedes parent company Daimler AG is trying to decide what to do with the Maybach company after slumping sale issues. Daimler will either axe the car or possibly partner with British car-maker Aston Martin for a second-generation car. According to CEO Dieter…

Rapper Birdman Pays $8 Million For Maybach Exelero

Rapper Birdman Pays $8 Million For Maybach Exelero

Rapper Birdman (Bryan Williams), also co-founder of Cash Money Records, has apparently spent $8,000,000 on the 700-hp Maybach Exelero. The above pic was taken and tweeted by Birdman on his Twitter account along with the $8 million claim a couple of weeks after he was quoted with saying “They got this new Maybach that I…

Aston Martin Tie-Up With Mercedes to Give Lagonda a Rolls-Royce Rival

Aston Martin Tie-Up With Mercedes to Give Lagonda a Rolls-Royce Rival

Rumors of a partnership between Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz surfaced quite some time ago, but according to a new report a deal between has been stuck between the two luxury marques – one that will benefit plans both firms have for their boutique luxury brands. The terms of the tie-up will see Aston Martin get…

Maybach Adding 62 Guard Model to Protect Those That Need Protection

Maybach Adding 62 Guard Model to Protect Those That Need Protection

When some other manufacturers announce armored variants of their vehicles, we sometimes wonder why. When Maybach announces an armored variant of their 62 luxury sedan, we wonder what took them so long. The engineers over at Sindelfingen, Germany, equipped Maybach’s 62 with integrated safety systems to suit all the very important people that need protection…