• Feb 13th 2009 at 4:33PM
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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again .As if it knows already that slapping the Zeppelin name on its slow-selling flagship limo wouldn't do the trick, Daimler is back at it with a very mild facelift to its Maybach line.
It's so mild, in fact, that the test mule was able to circulate undisguised, as we really had to compare side by side to see what had been changed. But if you squint your eyes and tilt your head just so, you can see that the Maybach in the spy shots has a slightly different bumper and grille, and is said to be carrying LED headlamps, with similar mods to the rear. Maybach may be giving the interior a slight refresh, too, but they can't expect the almost indiscernible facelift to help it gain any territory on arch-rival Rolls-Royce and Bentley, can they?

[Source: EVO]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I look at this, then a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, then a Bentley Arnage, then this agazzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You've got Sketch written all over that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Maybach is plain. It is the Ford Five Hundred of the uber sedan crowd. Until Mercedes admits this, and completely redesigns the thing, as Ford is finally doing with the 2010 Taurus, it will remain an also-ran, no matter how good the mechanicals.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Archaic V-8? Good one!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a Chinese car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My wife's fellow Doctor at her dental practice has a 57S in blue. It really is quite stunning without giving you all the undesired attention as driving a RR Phantom
      • 6 Years Ago
      Still not very attractive. Are people still buying these things? It seems like there would be better ways to spend almost half a million bucks, even if you have millions to spend.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm glad he didn't say S550... :P
        • 6 Years Ago
        looks like the evolution of the XG350

        go look that one up
        • 6 Years Ago
        Maybachs are purchased mostly by rappers or ball players but in the regular world, they find use as limousines. These are cars you are meant to "be driven in" not to drive.

        If you had millions and didn't feel like driving, you go out and get one of these plus a chauffer.

        The 62 is designed as a Limo.
        The 57 is designed as a personal car but its still huge.

        the best choice if you want a great luxury car and have endless cash flow, is the S600 Benz.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybach's an archrival of RR and Bentley the way that I'm an archrival to Phil Mickelson on the links.
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