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The Maybach Type 62 S (Credit: Mercedes-Benz).
Maybach, the ultra-luxe branch of Mercedes-Benz coveted by the business elite and rap stars alike, has been officially discontinued. Mercedes recently released the price list for the 2013 models of these limo-like sedans, with the price column simply stating "Discontinued" for each one of them.

No one is overly surprised to see the brand go. Shockingly, sales of the car, which goes for $376,300 all the way up to $1,380,000 for the Landulet edition, were very, very slow. The brand simply wasn't making any money. In fact, it had been reported that the company had been losing a staggering $500,000 on each model that was sold.

Sedans from the 2012 model year will still be sold, though they'll maintain the increased MSRPs slapped on by Daimler after it was known Maybach was going kaput.

Maybach had recently been giving out a $100,000 rebate to buyers in an effort to move the last ones off of dealer lots, but even such a tantalizing (and crazy) deal hasn't been enough to move them.

Maybach sedans come in 3 variations: The Type 57, the bigger Type 62 and the ultra-exclusive Landulet. Both the Type 57 and Type 62 come with a 5.5L V-12, which creates 543 hp. Essentially, the only difference between the two is that the Type 62 has a longer wheelbase.

The Landulet comes with a 6.0L V12, producing 620 hp. The rear passenger area has a convertible roof and is separated from the driver by a glass partition.

Naturally, all of these vehicles come with tons top of the line luxury features, which you can explore here.

The Maybach sedans will be replaced by the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman, which will be used to combat cars from Bentley and Rolls-Royce. This vehicle will resurrect the Pullman moniker and will likely be shown to the world with the next-gen S-Class.

There are rumors aplenty about the S600, but we'll have to wait and see what comes of it. The most interesting thing we've heard is that the car will come with all engine variants, including the four-cylinder diesel.




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      potmind
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pimps and drug dealers will be very unhappy.
        sydneycmotley
        • 2 Years Ago
        @potmind
        Our Board of Director's own 4 Maybach's and they're as White as snowflakes. So your ignorance is truly showing. Also, I've seen plenty of Wallstreet executives with those silly cars...there's only one color for money, GREEN!
        Tom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @potmind
        How about pro athletes and rap "stars"? Oh, I guess that's the same folks.
        hcwhy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @potmind
        Doesn't the Donald have one?
      John Hutchinson
      • 2 Years Ago
      another first world country problem
      jurmik
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only the Arabs have the money...
      Bobby
      • 2 Years Ago
      GOOD NEWS FOR KIA!!!
      Ronald Malozi
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wall Streeters and all the banksters can afford that with their fat salaries and bonuses they got from billions in bailout money-- really tax payers money!
      ammermp
      • 2 Years Ago
      man.... thats too bad....... Im sure many Republicans who use tax holes and off-shore accounts will REALLY be upset with this.. after all... to think they MAY have to chose another form of transportation... lke an AMERICAN made car... ??? Oh how outragous.. !!! you poor darlings...... or even worse....... dare I say.... "public transportation":.... oh I know it makes you shudder with fear and embarrasment within your own sick little civil snobbery sects and whatnot.. but It will get better... but your November dreams wont happen either... but you have money.. what do you care... ??
        csmjwoody
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ammermp
        Boy do you have this one wrong. Ask Pelosi and her husband what their chauffeuer drives them around in. Why do you think she has a Limo at her disposal in Washington D. C. ? You poor Democrats at home may be driving around in a Ford but not those in Washington with the Bucks. Which by the way the Rich Democrats in Washington outnumber the Repubs 3 to 1. You don't your own party do you?
      cozzod
      • 2 Years Ago
      there isnt a new car around that is worth these amounts. your are not buying the physical car your buying a name to a lot of people spending a lot of money on a car makes them feel superior to others but the vehicle itself isn't worth it.
      klavezo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Darn just when I was gonna but one. I hate when that happens.
      dfilson1004
      • 2 Years Ago
      So now what? Where or when will we be able to find an automoblie so overpriced and so unnattractive? (that leaves the door wide open!!!)
      Ed Baggett
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another Edsel ?
      stevef1fan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad the sluggish economy has killed this prestigious brand of ultra exclusive cars.
      hcwhy
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only we could get certified bank account documentation posted prominently on our cars, automobiles like this would never be produced.
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