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.
Sitting in traffic is one of America’s pastimes. Everyone has to sit in a sea of stationary cars on the highway from time to time whether it’s on I-95 going down to Florida or the I-5 at the beach in California. Luckily, some cars have ways of entertaining their occupants or at least keeping them placated until…
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.
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.
Mercedes-Maybach unveiled a cabriolet version of its Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept from last year, all there is to say about it really is that it looks like money. A lot of money.
I used to sit in my grandpa’s Mercedes, draining its battery blasting tunes while sitting static in his driveway. I never got brave enough to start it, but if I had been, and also my friends were famous athletes, I’d like to think my day could have pretty much gone down like Macklemore’s “Marmalade” video.
A lot of car buyers are willing to pony up the extra cash to get more motor. After all, gas is cheap right now, you might as well enjoy the power while you can. But sometimes the additional cost just becomes an exercise in diminishing returns. What are some factory engine upgrades that really aren’t worth it?
The Mercedes G-Wagen is a ridiculous vehicle even in its lowest, base trim. Nothing else gives you the feeling of being above everyone else like an overpowered G-Wagen, like a semi-truck, inexplicably clad in soft, supple leather. In “it’s about friggin’ time” news, here is the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, the…
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.
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.…
One of our New York City tipsters and regular friend of the site, was minding his own business, strolling down Broadway, when he came across a rather imposing Maybach surrounded by rather imposing bodyguards. Our hero was eventually shooed away by one particularly massive fellow, but not before he confirmed it was the…