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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