Maybach Motorenbau began as a German automobile company. Wilhelm Maybach and his son created the firm in 1909, and it was bought by Daimler-Benz in 1960. Maybach Auto became synonymous with the affluent and famous during the next decade, with enormous cars designed to be chauffeured vehicles. Maybach began to dominate the high-end market with over 2 million combinations and choices. Mercedes-Maybach is now an unmistakable icon of luxury all over the world.
Let’s look at some interesting facts about the symbol of luxury ;
1)Wilhelm Maybach was a member of the team that built the first Mercedes car in 1900. He resigned in 1907 to start his own company, and the first Maybach rolled off the assembly line in 1921.
2)Maybach autos produced engines for the Nazi army’s panther and tiger armored tanks during WWII.
3)Maybach is the most luxurious member of the Daimler-Benz family; whereas Benz competes with BMW and Audi, Maybach competes with Rolls Royce. This places it in a completely different category of the competition.
4)The most expensive car at the time was the Maybach Exelero ($8m=#2.9billion), but today it’s the Rolls Royce Sweptail ($13m=#4.7billion). The Exelero was equivalent to four Bugatti Veyrons or eight Ferrari Enzos.
5)Maybach manufactures the heaviest and longest cars, with weights over 2800kg and lengths exceeding 6 meters.
6)Each Maybach engine is handcrafted by just a single technician and signed at the AMG work showroom.
7)Maybach is the first automobile manufacturer to use solar cells on its roof. The Maybach 57s and 62 models have 30 solar cells that create 63 watts, which is used to power the AC when the car isn’t turned on or driven, and thus cools the car by 15 degrees Celsius on hot sunny days…isn’t that a luxury feature that all cars in the tropics need?
8)The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is the quietest luxury sedan ever produced. It has hundreds and tons of sound-deadening materials placed around the car’s doors and joints.