Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio – Click above for high-res image gallery

Last week we brought you reports of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class expanding into numerous body-styles, but the coupe, convertible and pair of sedans in two different wheelbase lengths may not be the extent of it. Reports indicate that Daimler is considering a new four-door coupe to slot in above the CLS.

The model would target the Bentley Continental in a high-end model with even more dramatic styling (for those who feel the second-generation CLS is too conservative) and a range of AMG engines to help justify the engrossed pricetag.

While the new model is being touted as a Mercedes, a potential Maybach version could also be in the cards, like the Xenatec Cruiserio coupe pictured above.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Uh... isn't it called the CL??
        • 3 Years Ago
        You should probably learn to read before you post.
          • 3 Years Ago
          No... I was right... A competitor to the Continental is the CL... The CLS doesn't currently have competition from Bentley. ...and I can read just fine! d!ck!
      • 3 Years Ago
      produce the Maybach Exelero in a slightly smaller but much lighter vesion and I will sell whatever body parts/family members needed for purchase price
      Jonathan C Baker
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm torn between M-B just letting Maybach die its natural death or revitalizing the brand with the new model as described here with (ignoring the illustration) a new and attractive design language that the sedans can soonadopt. Not that I really have a dog in this hunt, anyway.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still don't understand the logic behind Mercedes' strategy. They have a premium brand that they are letting rot on the shelf and trying to push their core brand where it doesn't belong. VW gets it: for $15k they will sell you their car. For $50k they will sell you their car, except that it's called an Audi. For $200k it's called a Bentley. For $1.6m it's called a Bugatti. You get the brand that goes with the position in the marketplace. If I have the means to write a quarter-million-dollar check then I want my hood to have a Spirit of Ecstasy, flying B, or Aston's wings, not a tri-star. I don't care how good it is or how amazing the engineering is. If they'd give Maybach the attention it deserves then they, too, could compete at the top of the food chain.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe they should take Maybach and actually make it a competitor. They can make cheaper ones that are actually attractive.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ooh...pretty Lincoln. Wait, wha??
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well it's rumored that Audi is coming out with the A9 and Bentley with a new 4 door coupe both based on the Panamera so I guess it's only natural Mercedes would try to compete.
        • 3 Years Ago
        M-B already has the CLS...which kinda started the market segment. M-B has dropped the ball with their Maybach brand in that they can't get the styling/design to be uniquely-different enough to make their asking prices acceptable. But they could have took advantage of many of their other platforms by making smaller versions of the big modern Maybachs in the coupe, sedan, and 4dr coupe guises (E-class sizing).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wouldn't the CL-Class pretty much fulfill this duty, what with the Continental moving slightly downmarket with the V-8? Sure the Benz will still cost less, but already models like the CL600/CGT and CL65/CGT Speed match up quite nicely.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Crazy bum faces,they should have had a 57S Coupe and Cabriolet YEARS ago. The coupe and especially the convertible are the car that greatly increase brand desirability's. And in the price range that a Maybach 57s Coupe/Convertible compete is pretty much Emplty only the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead and Coupe are the cars in that niche and they sell the hot cakes. I know Bentley will step their Game Up.Anyways. NEXTTTTTTTT lol.