Maybach, Germany's storied maker of opulent automobiles, can trace its roots to the jet engine manufacturing company founded by Wilhelm Maybach and his son Karl in 1909. While the Stuttgart-based badge eventually abandoned the aeronautical industry, the emphasis on high-powered performance engineering remained at the company's core. Revived by Daimler AG after a nearly 40 year hiatus in 1997, Maybach occupied an exclusive niche in the corporation's lineup, producing some of the most sought-after luxury sedans in the world. Discontinued in 2011 due to flagging sales, the Maybach name has been revived for the 2016 model year as an ultra-luxury spinoff of the Mercedes-Benz marque.
Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S600
A stretched, raised Mercedes-Maybach S600 aimed explicity at royalty, the Pullman comes with vis-a-vis rear passenger seats, a partition between driver and passenger compartments that can become transparent with the press of a button, and the most legroom of any vehicle in its class. While some high-end cars aim to flatter their drivers, the Maybach Pullman lives in a world where drivers are the help.
The Maybach brand returns for 2016 with this deluxe version of the Mercedes-Benz S600. Powered by a twin-turbo V12, the Maybach S600 offers standard Champagne flutes and is said to have the quietest cabin of any production car.
Maybach 57 In the 57 sedan, Maybach pairs a high-performance powertrain with an ultra-luxurious "living room," replete with Champagne flutes and a rear refrigerator, for the ultimate high-class driving experience.
Maybach Exelero Concept The Maybach Exelero is a one-off concept vehicle that showcases parent company Mercedes-Benz's ultimate high-performance technology in a stunning design.Costing an estimated $8 million to build, the Exelero looks like something driven by a superhero — and it has the engine to match.