Maybach Logo – Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH was founded by Wilhelm Maybach and his son Karl Maybach in 1909, was a firm German dedicated to manufacture engines for zeppelins and later large luxury cars. The company has historical roots with the involvement of its founder who was the technical director of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (Daimler). Today, based in Stuttgart, the company is owned by Daimler AG, along with the brands Mercedes Benz and Smart. Between 1921 and 1940, the company built several opulent vehicles.
The company also built strong and heavy diesel engines for use by the infantry and the railroad. Among the famous locomotives with Maybach engines include the German V200 and British Rail Class 52. In 1960, Daimler-Benz acquired a majority of the shares of Maybach. Six years later, Maybach-Motorenbau branch was merged with the heavy engine Daimler-Benz to form a new company, Maybach Mercedes-Benz Motorenbau GmbH. In 1969 he became MTU Friedrichshafen.
Maybach was restored as a firm in early 2000 under the direction of Mercedes-Benz with the idea to release a super luxury model range above the S-series Mercedes Benz. After 69 years, the name Maybach returned to decorate a car with the production of a new model with two variations – the Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 (these numbers represent the length of the car in decimeters ). Prices for these models range from 400,000 euros to 600,000 euros for his craftsmanship, his numerous customization options, its luxurious finish and price compete directly with selected models of Bentley and Rolls-Royce.
In 2005, the Model 57S was added, which has a more powerful engine and small cosmetic changes to enhance the sporty than the model 57. In 2007 was also the most powerful model 62, the Maybach 62S. In 2008 Maybach 62S Landaulet premiered an exclusive limousine rear seat convertibles. Its predecessor, the Maybach 62, 2003; one of them acquired the singer Madonna. There was not a new model before the Second World War. In March 2009 came to light limited editions of 57 and 62 models: the Zeppelin, another revival of the golden era of the legendary German brand.
In November 2011 the then president of the multinational Daimler, Dieter Zetsche announced the end of commercialization of the Maybach brand in 2013. Thus, the mark disappears for the second time in its history.