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    Report: Mercedes-Benz killing Maybach in 2013, replacing with S600 Pullman
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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Report: Bryan "Birdman" Williams buys Maybach Exelero for $8 million
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    Maybach Exelero – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Maybach 62 Guard keeps the rich coddled from harm's way
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    2011 Maybach 62 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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    Xenatec reveals Maybach Cruiserio Coupe ahead of Geneva debut
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    Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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, ...

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    Daimler CEO: Maybach on the bubble in 2012
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    2011 Maybach 62 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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    Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio coupe enters production with Saudi investment
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    Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio coupe – Click above for image gallery
    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 ...

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    Report: Aston Martin to build Maybachs?
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    2011 Maybach range – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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    Maybach turns Patron of the Arts with Julian Schnabel and the Louvre
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    "Queequeq – The Maybach Sculpture" by Julian Schnabel – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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