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According to an unnamed Mercedes-Benz source speaking with AutoWeek, the German automaker is killing off its Maybach line in 2013.

The unsurprising news comes after the brand was resurrected in 2002, but failed to meet sales expectations with its two core models, the Maybach 57 and 62. Further solidifying its fate, a deal with Aston Martin to aid in the development of future Maybachs fell through earlier this year.

According to the AutoWeek insider, the plan is to continue to sell both Maybach models through the end of 2013, after which the fifth-generation S-Class will go on sale. When that happens, three new variants of the S-Class will be available, including an all-new, range-topping S600 that brings back the Pullman moniker and may be better suited to competing with the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce.


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      ICantDrive88
      • 3 Years Ago
      You mean even rich people weren't dumb enough to buy a $350,000+ luxed out 1998 S-Class? The shock!
        Greg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ICantDrive88
        Wasn't it based on the 2000 - 2006 S-Class?
      Love Great Danes
      • 3 Years Ago
      Only question is, who will Daimler suck money out of to build this Pullman? Oh that's right, Daimler and Nissan will be developing cars together. Get ready Nissan to lose any money you have!!
      Lamborrari
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like Jay-Z will have to find a new favorite ride. As for Maybach, good riddance to bad rubbish. Those things had the worst resale value this side of a yacht.
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mercedes really screwed this one up. They basically had just one model this entire time, and the latest "refresh" is a joke. Times have changed, cars can't have 11 year life spans...look at Rolls Royce and Bentley now, they are constantly looking to update and expand their line-up. Maybach will be missed, I really liked them when they came out. An S600 pullman will never be as special...
      Jeeho
      • 3 Years Ago
      too bad they couldnt save the brand identity. yeah honestly it wasnt really strong design as RR.
      DanDaMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rick Ross must be in a panic right now.
      Easy_Eight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Surely the Arab spring will have cleared out a lot of potential 600 customers.
      Carzzz
      • 3 Years Ago
      tight pants kayne, and the big boss rick ross are not going to be happy. jigga what?
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good call, Mercedes - this consolidation should allow both to be better. The S class has always looked better anyways. Why get a Maybach when you can get a better looking, faster, more flexible S600 for half the price, (spend the money you save on bullet proofing or something if you need it.) People that want a Rolls are going to buy a Rolls anyways.
      Peter Green
      • 3 Years Ago
      AMAZING! What do you expect when building most f***ng ugliest cars around and selling them at this price
      theblackemblem
      • 3 Years Ago
      Aaaawww, what will Rick Ross drive now?? I guess he has to change the name of his label, Maybach Music.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        Jim
        • 3 Years Ago
        not that I can speak for the kind of person who would buy a car this expensive, but I don't see that succeeding either. The Maybach cars just looked too much like dressed-up Benzes. For better or worse, a Rolls or Bentley isn't a tarted-up *anything,* and neither look like it.
        Aussie Aspie
        • 3 Years Ago
        Not a bad idea...a few years ago Porsche USA tried dropping the prices of its 911's to increase sales, and sales actually went down. Then they upped the prices, higher than they were to begin with, and sales increased on the original figure! What a stupid world we live in...
          Kevin W
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Aussie Aspie
          I read a comment last week somewhere about the similar mentality of people who pay tens of thousands of dollars for audio cables and speaker wires.. "with high end items, people pay for the price."
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