Following on the heels of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 that we saw at Pebble Beach in 2016, images of the new Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury SUV concept leaked today ahead of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. And it is large. Massive. Vast. Colossal.
Last month, I lamented about how a Mercedes-Maybach just wasn’t good enough for the idea it was supposed to bear. An insulting second-place prize for what indisputably should have been first. But I now know what first place looks like: The Mercedes-Maybach Pullman.
After a comeback as a standalone brand in the Daimler family, these days Maybach exists as a high-trim, extra-roomy version of the Mercedes S-Class. This is fine, even though it looked virtually indistinguishable from its cheaper base model at a glance. That has all changed: two-tone is back, baby.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is best known as “the best car in the world.” The Mercedes-Maybach is built off of the regular S-Class, and that presents it with the challenge of making the best car, somehow, impossibly, better. This has made the car quietly one of the most entertaining vehicles ever produced.
Buying Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Maybachs and flaunting wealth seems like a good idea until Bulgaria, one of the most impoverished members of the European Union, decides to have police stop and check expensive cars and investigate owners for tax fraud and money laundering.
There are two important things that a new Maybach will communicate to you within the first five minutes of driving it: It feels significantly different from other cars you’ve driven, and if someone else pulls up in a Lexus LS you feel instantly and palpably superior.
I just watched Baby Driver for the first time recently, and one of the problems in that movie is the cars aren’t bulletproof enough. Everyone would have had a much easier time if there were rolling around in the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard. Now there’s a real armored car.
Once the Bentley Bentayga came out, I figured a Mercedes-Maybach SUV was inevitable. But now we have confirmation that it’s happening from Mercedes chief Dieter Zetsche himself. And it’s going to be enormous.
What world do we live in where the uber-rich can’t even turn to the Mercedes S-Class cabriolet for the ultimate example of luxurious, roofless driving? A world where Maybach now makes an even better, even more luxurious version of every range-topping Mercedes, like the new S 650 Cabriolet: the most expensive way to…
If you’re like me, the regular Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet is basically indistinguishable from a Mitsubishi Mirage four-seat convertible. My levels of taste and luxury are so incredibly refined that I had an angel-meat and unicorn-egg omelette for breakfast today and it was just okay.
This is the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. It’s rather large. Mercedes says it’s both “hot” and “cool,” with a design that is “technoid and reduced.” Whatever that means. Seriously, who writes these press releases?
Nothing screams “luxury” and “I’m amazing and you are a peasant” like a gigantic two-door coupe. And at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this week, Maybach looks set to debut a coupe that will indeed make you feel like the inadequate wage-slave you are. Meet the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept, or at least, the…
Mercedes just teased a new Maybach coupe and now everyone is freaking out about the possibility of the ridiculous Exelero making a comeback.
Mercedes is reportedly planning to spin-off a new, all-electric sub-brand for its electric vehicle efforts, similar to BMW’s i-brand. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Mercedes is an automaker with a history full of great names, which is exactly why they shouldn’t try anything new.
You don’t have to speak Russian to know exactly what this poor bastard is thinking, the second he realizes he picked the worst possible time to confuse “drive” with “reverse.”
Following the introduction of Bentley’s new super-luxury Bentayga SUV at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, executives at Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz are now licking their lips at plans of pushing their SUVs into the same segment.
Somehow someone somewhere thought it was a good idea to give me a new Maybach for a few days. While I’m sitting in the back seat, running my bare feet along the inches-thick carpeted floor mats, trolling Craigslist for a chauffeur that owns the very specific orange plaid tux I demand, I’ve got time for questions.…
Heads of State, dictators, kingpins, and mafioso, Mercedes has given you the greatest gift of all. Twenty-one-and-a-half feet of hyper-extended Maybach excess packed so full of luxurious decadence it should have a dedicated harem compartment next to the nose candy dispenser. This is Pullman.