Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > General Forums > Car Chat
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Mercedes-Benz killing Maybach in 2013, replaced by S600 Pullman

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-25-11, 12:08 PM   #1
Hoovey2411
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 28,809
Default Mercedes-Benz killing Maybach in 2013, replaced by S600 Pullman

Mercedes-Benz killing Maybach in 2013, replaced by S600 Pullman


Click the image to open in full size.

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 solidifying its fate, a deal for Aston Martin to aid in the development of future Maybachs fell through earlier this year.

According to the Autoweek's insider, the plan is to continue to sell both Maybach models through the end of 2013, after which the fifth-generation S-Class will go on sale. When that happens, three new variants of the S-Class will be available, including an all-new, range-topping S600 that brings back the Pullman moniker and may be better suited to competing with the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/25/m...s-600-pullman/
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic95774_1.gif
|Version 3.5 |TLN #918|
GIANTS|NINERS|SHARKS|WARRIORS
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-11, 02:13 PM   #2
RXSF
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
RXSF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 9,909
Default

The Maybach hasnt received any attention from mercedes in a long time. Stale styling, its like they dont even care about the brand. I say let it go.
__________________
2011 RX450h, 2002 IS300, 2009 C350
Retired- 2004 RX330, 1999 RX300
RXSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-11, 03:47 PM   #3
JessePS
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
JessePS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Quebec / Hawaii
Posts: 7,697
yishai_ettebe jesteraver
Default

Funny thing I had a dream about the Maybach last night. I can't remember why, but it was for sure before reading this article.
JessePS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-11, 06:23 PM   #4
Kaydee
Hacked CL to become a Mod
Trader Score: (0)
 
Kaydee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vancouver >> Hong Kong
Posts: 6,479
Default

meh...I'm sure they are going to resurrect it again 20 years down the line
__________________
Website / 500px / Flickr
Buyer/Seller Feedback

Android, Nikon & Rice powered
Kaydee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-11, 02:37 AM   #5
T0ked
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (2)
 
T0ked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 2,371
Default

They didn't design it exclusively enough. For the price people will get a RR. Can't wait to see the S600 Pullman.
__________________
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser, TRD exhaust and intake, Rock sliders, A-Track, Rear Lockers,
2007 Mercedes Benz S550, PPackage II, AMG Sport Package, 19" staggered AMG 5-spoke


"Psychology is just meta-hacking an OS that was randomly bashed out by a million monkeys on typewriters over a few billion years and runs on constantly changing, badly shielded hardware with a lot of legacy design issues. I think."
T0ked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-11, 10:29 AM   #6
I8ABMR
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
I8ABMR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Somewhere far far away
Posts: 18,995
Default

So they are killing the old and well known brand for a pullman benz. I guess it works. The pullman was the ultimate back in the day. Now it will be the ultimate today. In the end the Maybach looked like a pullman. Good business decision
__________________

2010 LEXUS ISF
FEATURES:
2007 GS350

Readers Rides of the month Modified Magazine December 2009
Readers Rides Super Street Magazine June 2010

2003 INFINITI G35 Rearders Rides Super Street Magazine 7/05
2007 Lexus GS350 / 2007 Lexus LS460 / 2010 Lexus ISF
I8ABMR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-11, 04:48 PM   #7
daelo74
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 167
Default

They should sell off the Maybach brand and let someone do something interesting with it instead of a lightly modifies S class. Maybe Cadillac can buy it and make all those cool concepts and name them Maybachs.
daelo74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-11, 05:59 PM   #8
I8ABMR
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
I8ABMR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Somewhere far far away
Posts: 18,995
Default

I think killing maybach and producing super S class sedans is not going to help them compete with Rolls Royce and Bentley.
I8ABMR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-11, 07:25 PM   #9
bad co
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Ridge IL
Posts: 2,493
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daelo74 View Post
They should sell off the Maybach brand and let someone do something interesting with it instead of a lightly modifies S class. Maybe Cadillac can buy it and make all those cool concepts and name them Maybachs.
Are you 12? Have you ever had the privilege to be driven in a Maybach? If not you have nothing to say. The Maybach easily out performed (in every aspect) than what ever RR and Bentley have. From the engines to the ride to the sophistication of the Vehicle.
bad co is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-11, 09:09 PM   #10
T0ked
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (2)
 
T0ked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 2,371
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by I8ABMR View Post
I think killing maybach and producing super S class sedans is not going to help them compete with Rolls Royce and Bentley.
The Pullman, back in the day, was THE ride. More expensive and more exclusive than any RR at the time. Every single head of state around the world was driven around in those (outside the US and UK), I personally can't wait to see what they do. I do hope they produce something spectacular. I'm pretty sure the S Pullman moniker is more well known around the world than the Maybach name was known at the time of its reintroduction.
__________________
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser, TRD exhaust and intake, Rock sliders, A-Track, Rear Lockers,
2007 Mercedes Benz S550, PPackage II, AMG Sport Package, 19" staggered AMG 5-spoke


"Psychology is just meta-hacking an OS that was randomly bashed out by a million monkeys on typewriters over a few billion years and runs on constantly changing, badly shielded hardware with a lot of legacy design issues. I think."
T0ked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-11, 09:20 PM   #11
projectdna
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (54)
 
projectdna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: California
Posts: 7,197
Default

i heard they were coming out with a jay-z/kanye west edition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEKWtgJQAU&ob=av3e

(sorry, couldn't resist)
__________________
2010 USE20.077
2006 GSE21.1G1 (04.20.06 - 10.30.12)
TLN security/TLN #i

your interpretation is not my problem / illegitimus non carborundum.
projectdna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-11, 04:08 AM   #12
daelo74
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 167
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bad co View Post
Are you 12? Have you ever had the privilege to be driven in a Maybach? If not you have nothing to say. The Maybach easily out performed (in every aspect) than what ever RR and Bentley have. From the engines to the ride to the sophistication of the Vehicle.
Are you 13? Have you been driven in one? I have sat in one and also sat in a Phantom and the new Mulsanne. The Maybach's rear seatsmight be nice, but looking into the front area looks just like a S Class,and the styling is just plain, that was my argument. People dont buy these cars to drive 100 miles a hour anyways.
daelo74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-11, 11:38 AM   #13
02SDGS
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
02SDGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ny
Posts: 4,616
Default

I wonder if Jay z and Kanye saw this news then regretted destroying one haha
02SDGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-11, 11:44 AM   #14
UberNoob
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
UberNoob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles/Vancouver
Posts: 6,208
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gray_es300 View Post
I wonder if Jay z and Kanye saw this news then regretted destroying one haha
i think Benz is killing Maybach because Jay Z and Kayne destroyed the brand image with that music video
lol jk


it doesnt matter what the front area of the maybach looks like, it is driven by the chauffer, not yourself
__________________


01 GS300 Stock Navigation + back-up camera tapped into NAV brain
10" ADS Subwoofer (sealed setup) + Alpine 250W Amp (old alpine)
Odometer: 88,120 miles
UberNoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-11, 11:44 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
20002008, 20122013, 2013, 600, 62, benz, generation, latest, maybach, mercedes, mercedesbenz, mercedez, pullman, ratings, s600, sale

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:17 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info