• May 20, 2010
Maybach 57S Coupe by Xenatech – Click above for image gallery

Daimler's ultra-premium brand Maybach may be able to compete with the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce when it comes to sedans. But with the menacing Exelero concept remaining exactly that, the Double-M marque has nothing to rival the Bentley Brooklands and Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe. Enter Xenatech with the solution you see here.

The German engineering firm is committing to produce a short run of coupes based on the Maybach 57S. The two-door retains the sedan's 5.7-meter length, but the track has been widened and the roof chopped down, moving the B and C pillars aft to accommodate longer doors. Power comes from the same 612-horsepower, 6-liter twin-turbo V12 as the sedan, estimated to propel the coupe to 62 mph in five seconds flat.

Word has it Xenatech has Daimler's blessing on the endeavor, and may even have received cooperation on the adaptation. Only 100 examples are slated for production – each with a price tag of €650,000 ($800k) – from the firm's factory in Weinsberg, near Maybach's own facility in Sindelfingen. Given how slowly 'ordinary' four-door Maybachs have been to move beyond the factory gates, that volume target seems quite optimistic, but the Xenatech renderings shown here at least hold promise. Have a closer look in the gallery below. Thanks to everyone for the tips!



[Sources: Autocar and Auto Motor und Sport]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybach sales were 600 when the brand started in 2002.

      Last year they were under 100 for all models.

      I have a hard time believing 10 of these will be sold let alone 100..............
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think 100 might be wishful thinking especially given that the brand is being discontinued. Of course at this price point and being such a low volume, anything is possible. Perhaps some multi-billionaire will decide to buy all 100 to give out as party favors! :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      this looks suspiciously like a cl65...
      • 4 Years Ago
      What happened to that Maybach Excelero!?!

      I say, good bye Maybach...
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only part of a Maybach that ever held any attraction for me was the back seat. A two-door Maybach seems completely pointless to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Xenatechs volume per car is usually about five to ten. Even just one is not unusual.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome, just in time for those rich European bankers, who now have their hands in the $1 Trillion pot of money from their bailout.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If Maybach actually commissioned more designs like this, they might not have been such a catastrophic failure.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree, they need more bespoke coach work
      • 4 Years Ago
      i love the CL and i like this one a lot.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy super huge coupe!

      I think I'd be more willing to give Maybach my support if they made a station wagon or shooting brake instead of this. As it rolls (on paper at least) it is a poor alternative to netjet shares or a 43' Sport Yacht.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they could shorten it... it would look a lot better! ...And dropping the price $400K-$600K wouldn't hurt either...
      • 4 Years Ago
      IMO, the CL looks better than this bloated, overpriced, and outdated S-Class
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