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Maybach is a high-end luxury automotive brand that competes with the likes of Rolls-Royce and Bentley. Founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach, the company quit producing vehicles in 1945 until the brand name was revived in 2002 by Daimler-Benz. Its parent company announced in 2011 that Maybach will cease operations in 2013.

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    Report: Maybach Cruiserio Coupe bites the dust as Xenatec declares bankruptcy
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    You just can't catch a break in this world if your name is Maybach. The superlux Daimler division has had trouble selling enough vehicles to seriously challenge the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce – divisions of arch-rivals Volkswagen and BMW, respectively. It can't seem to broker a viable deal with Aston Martin to produce a new range. Even that ...

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    Report: Maybach and Aston Martin alliance talks fall apart
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    If you have, like us, been salivating at the notion of a new generation of Maybach and Lagonda ultra-luxury crafts built by Aston Martin, we've got some bad news: According to reports emanating from Germany, talks between AML and Daimler have broken down. The proposal under negotiation would have seen Daimler outsourcing production of the next family of ...

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    Official: Maybach celebrates Daimler's 125th with special edition 57 S
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    Daimler may not be able to sell very many Maybachs, but there's a flip-side to that equation: Rarity. Exclusivity. Qualities which a Maybach has in spades. But if every tycoon and magnate in your elite neighborhood already has one, and you want to stand out a bit (but not too much) from the crowd, you're going to want something even more exclusive. Like ...

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    Report: Birdman can't pay for his new $8 million Maybach Exelero
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    What kind of person would order an $8 million Maybach? The same sort who'd take another Maybach and hack it up with a saw and blowtorch. That's right, a hip-hop mega star. Long before Jay-Z and Kanye West shot the music video for "Otis", Bryan "Birdman" Williams had placed his order for his very own Maybach Exelero. The price tag: a whopping $8 million. ...

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    Video: Jay-Z and Kanye go all Mad Max on a Maybach
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    If you've got money and taste, you might choose a new Bentley or Rolls-Royce. But if you've only got the former, you might be more inclined to go with a Maybach. In fact, as often as Phantoms show up in hip-hop videos, we're pretty sure the only people buying Maybachs are Daimler executives and rap stars. Case in point, the latest music video from Jay-Z ...

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    Report: Maybach could become Mercedes-Benz sub-brand
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    When you're arriving in a twin-turbocharged, twelve-cylinder Maybach limo, there's no reason you should ever have to be late. Except, maybe, to make a fashionable entrance. But up at the corporate level, the entire Maybach brand is being slowed down as critical decisions about its future are being undertaken. Last week, we reported that a decision on ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #234
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    Ford Cancels 7-Seat C-Max, 2012 VW Beetle Pricing, Maybach's Fate, Ford Ordered To Pay $2B To Dealers Episode #234 of the Autoblog Podcast was our second live go-round, and we hope it was as much fun for our listeners as it was for us. We're working hard on refining the experience as we move forward, so please chime in with your feedback about how we ...

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    Report: Aston or Bust? Maybach's fate to be decided next month
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    What will become of Maybach? That question has been rattling around the halls of Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart for some time now. But all questions will be answered, and answered soon: according to reports, the German automaker is currently evaluating prototypes and propositions for its top-end marque, and will make its decision next month. So, what ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz working on Bentley Continental rival?
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    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 ...

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    Maybach and de Grisogono team up to offer diamond-studded limousines
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    Schmuck. It's the German word for jewelry. It's also the kind of customer who would be interested in buying a Maybach paved in diamonds. But that doesn't appear to be deterring the top-of-the-line Daimler brand from icing out its limousines like a rapper with a new record contract. Back in 2006, Maybach teamed up with Wellendorf jewelers to offer ...

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    Report: Bryan "Birdman" Williams buys Maybach Exelero for $8 million
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    Back in 2008, we reported that the Maybach Exelero was available for custom order for chump change just under $8 million. The original prototype was developed by Daimler's ultra-high-end division as a high-speed test vehicle for Fulda Tires, and packed a 700-horsepower version of Maybach's twin-turbo V12 to drive it to speeds in excess of 350 km/h (217 ...

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    Project Kahn customizes Maybach to commemorate William and Kate's royal wedding
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    Perhaps you've heard: two young Britons are getting hitched on Friday, April 29th, 2011. To mark the occasion, the groom, one William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor, better known as Prince William of Wales, and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, have been "honored" by exotic car customizer, Project Kahn. The Project Kahn Wedding Commemorative ...

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    Report: Aston Martin, Daimler gearing up to take on Bentley, Rolls-Royce together
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    Entering the very top of the luxury saloon market is no easy task. Even a company like Daimler has had trouble positioning its Maybach program against the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce – owned by its archrivals at Volkswagen and BMW, respectively. Aston Martin is looking at taking a bite out of the hyper-exclusive market with the impending ...

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    Maybach 62 Guard keeps the rich coddled from harm's way
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    Typically, when an automaker develops an armored version of one of their sedans or SUVs, the added weight taken as inherent has an adverse effect on the car's performance. But with the new Maybach Guard, the top-of-the-line Daimler division says it has whittled this down to a minimum. The negligible effect of the added protection on the Maybach 62 comes ...

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    Xenatec reveals Maybach Cruiserio Coupe ahead of Geneva debut
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    Xenatec is using the Geneva Motor Show to unveil its one-off Cruiserio Coupe, a customer-ordered hyper-luxury car based on the Maybach 57S. The coupe was designed by Fredrik Burchhardt to a customer's exact specs, then hand-built by the Xenatec team. Outside, the Xenatec Cruiserio Coupe is swathed in a two-tone matte finish that's designed to give a ...

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    Daimler CEO: Maybach on the bubble in 2012
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    Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said this week at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that the German automaker will decide by year-end whether or not to shutter its super-luxury Maybach division. The line of cars, meant to compete against the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce, has seen its business wither during the economic downturn. "The success or failure of ...

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    Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio coupe enters production with Saudi investment
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    Want to get your hands on a Maybach coupe? You've got two options. First would be to commission a replica of the Exelero concept car on the chassis of a Dodge Viper. That'll set you back €550,000, or about $730k at today's conversion rates. Your other choice is to have Xenatec convert a Maybach 57 S limo into a coupe for €675,000 ($894k). We ...

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    Report: Aston Martin to build Maybachs?
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    Aston Martin and Daimler are apparently becoming chummy right now. According to The Financial Times, the two automakers are chatting about a possible relationship centered around Daimler's super-luxe Maybach sedan. Aston Martin is reportedly looking to glean some powertrain knowledge from the German automaker (for a possible Lagonda revival?) and Daimler ...

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    Maybach turns Patron of the Arts with Julian Schnabel and the Louvre
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    There's no lack of automobiles created to date that you might categorize as rolling sculptures. Maybach's limousines may not be one of them, but the top-tier Daimler marque would like that to change, and to that end has sponsored a cooperative sculpture initiative. The program revolves around the work of one Julian Schnabel, an American artist and ...

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    LA 2010: Mercedes-Benz shows off Biome concept for LA Design Challenge
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    Each year the LA Auto Show plays host to the Los Angeles Design Challenge, where aspiring designers partner with automakers to envision the future of mobility. This year's theme was to create the 1,000-pound car, and Mercedes-Benz' three designs – one from the U.S., another from Germany and yet another from Japan – are predictably out ...

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