Maybach-Manufaktur is the German luxury car manufacturer. The corporation was founded in 1909 by the Wilhelm Maybach and his son, at first a subsidiary of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH and was itself known as Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH until 1912. The group originally developed and manufactured diesel and petrol engines for Zeppelins and then rail cars. It is the Maybach Company Mb.IVa was used in aircraft and airships of World War 1.
The group first built a trial car in 1919, introduced as a production model 2-year later at the Berlin Motor Show. Between 1921 & 1940, the group produced a variety of opulent vehicles, now regarded as classics. The Maybach also continued to build heavy-duty diesel engines for marine and rail purposes. The Daimler presented a luxury concept car at the 1997 the Tokyo Motor show. A making model based on it was introduced in 2-sizes –Maybach 57 & Maybach 62, reflecting the lengths of automobiles in decimetres. In 2005 the 57S was added, the powered by a 6.0L V12 bi-turbo engine producing 450 kW (603 hp) and 1,000 N·m (738 lbf·ft) of torque, and the featuring various cosmetic touches.
Today, the ultra-luxury car brand Maybach is owned by Daimler AG (1998) and based in the Stuttgart. Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG based in the Friedrich used to manufacture the commercial the Maybach diesel engines under the MTU brand through it is subsidiary MTU the Friedrichshafen GmbH. The Daimler announced in Nov-2011 that Maybach would cease to be a brand by 2013 and manufactured the last the Maybach vehicle in December 2012. This was due to the poor sales, with only 3,000 cars sold since the brand’s revival in 2002.
In November 2014, the Daimler confirmed the revival of Maybach brand as an ultra-luxury sub brand of Mercedes-Benz S Class. The new flagship model the Mercedes-Maybach S600 was unveiled at car shows in the Los Angeles, California and the Guangzhou, China.
In April of 2015, the Mercedes-Benz would release the Mercedes-Maybach S600; it’s to be 8-inches longer than Mercedes S-Class sedan. It’s to be a 2016 model. The car model will be priced from $190,000. The Bloomberg TV and the Bloomberg Businessweek called it “The Most Exciting Car”.
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