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This is what $175,000 gets you

Many cars that come into our office are pretty mainstream. They're Chevys, Toyotas, Hyundais and such. But sometimes we get something special, such as a 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 4MATIC. Now it is the "entry-level" Maybach with just the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and the lowest Maybach base price. But, it still starts at a not unsubstantial $168,600, which also makes it the third-most expensive S-Class behind the V12 Mercedes-Maybach S650 and the most expensive V12 Mercedes-AMG S65. That V8

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Following last week's big leak, here's what more there is to say

Mercedes has officially unveiled its Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept following a leak of most of the details last week. As we learned last week, the unusual looking sedan-SUV crossbreed is fully electric with four motors producing a whopping 750 horsepower. Combined with an 80 kWh battery, Mercedes estimates it should have a range of over 200 miles on the European test cycle. It also can handle extremely fast charging from DC chargers outputting 350 kW. Mercedes claims this allows it to

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High-riding sedan has 750 hp from four electric motors

Just days ago, we posted the interior teaser image Mercedes-Maybach released of its Ultimate Luxury concept due to be presented at the Beijing Motor Show. Now photos of the entire vehicle, inside and out, have leaked online courtesy of the manufacturer.

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The sketch follows the earlier interior video

Mercedes-Maybach posted a teaser video of what it calls "the ultimate in luxury" last week, saying that the featured, yet-to-be-named vehicle would be presented in the Beijing Motor Show. Now there's a teaser sketch giving us a wider look of the concept's interior, as well as a name.

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This might be the rumored Maybach SUV

Mercedes-Maybach builds some of the most kitted out and opulent production cars in the world. Think of the Maybach S 560 and S 650 as a Mercedes S-Class taken to the next level. Today, Mercedes-Maybach revealed a new teaser for what looks like a concept for a new EV. The car is set to debut in just a few weeks at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. This might be the Maybach SUV we reported on a few weeks back.

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Then we'll see the production version late in the year in L.A.

Mercedes-Benz has toyed with the idea of a Maybach SUV for at least 11 years. According to Autocar, we'll finally see a concept with production intent at the Beijing Motor Show next month, the luxury SUV slated for market release next year. As has been the rumor for at least six years, the Maybach people carrier will be based on a stretched version of the GLS, which moves to the company's new Modular High Architecture with the 2019 model.

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Plenty of room to discuss world domination in quiet comfort

For decades, Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-Maybach cars have been the ride of choice for leaders across the globe, presidents, ambassadors, dictators and despots alike. The Pullman model — a long-wheelbase six-seat variant — has been particularly popular with this select clientele. This week, the German automaker announced the latest version of the car, the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S650.

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System project graphics onto the road to warn driver of safety issues

Mercedes reveals Digital Light, an intelligent lighting system in HD quality that can project complex patterns on the road surface.

Geneva

The fanciest big sedan gets some tweaks and a swank two-tone paint job.

More exclusive features and options to set its owner apart.

Auctions

A fittingly absurd price for a gloriously absurd vehicle.

One of the most gloriously absurd cars just sold for a fittingly absurd price.

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A Landaulet with portal axles and three locking differentials.

The most opulent off-roader around.

Los Angeles

Too many convertibles is a good problem to have, so says Mercedes.

Los Angeles

Only 75 of 300 total units are bound for the US.

A certificate signed by Daimler Chairman Dr. Dieter Zetsche confirms its authenticity.

Autoblog Minute

Automotive news recap for 8.20.16.

Volvo and Uber partner to bring autonomous tech to market, Cadillac debuts Escala concept at Monterey Car Week, and we get our best look yet at the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept. Eddie Sabatini reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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We got our best look yet at the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. The concept coupe is a two-door, two-passenger, 18 foot long electric vehicle.

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If you want to see it, you'd better head to Pebble Beach.

It's over 18 feet long and produces 738 horsepower.

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We promise there's a Maybach under there. Somewhere.

Because sometimes people don't know when to quit.

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Two teaser images, and now a video showing a whole bunch more.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 debuts Thursday during Monterey Car Week, but if Mercedes keeps up with these teasers, there won't be much new to see.

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