Zetsche: Daimler won’t kill Maybach, brand not losing money

Remember Maybach? Yeah, that uber-luxury Mercedes-Benz brand that sells only 2 cars based on the S-Class. Earlier this year, Daimler was considering selling the brand after it sold only 146 cars last year. According to Automotive News, the brand that is supposed to compete with the Bentleys and the Rolls-Royces is going to stick around.

Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, says that Daimler won’t kill Maybach because it is not losing money.

A handful of 62S Landaulet, a ‘convertible’ Maybach, will go on sale in December with prices starting at $1.35 million. We’re pretty sure some rich-folks in Dubai will buy them.

However the future of Maybach still seems shaky as competitors like Rolls-Royce gear up for cheaper and smaller models. Maybach, so far, has nothing planned after the 62S Landaulet.

 

Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

2 thoughts on “Zetsche: Daimler won’t kill Maybach, brand not losing money

  • October 9, 2008 at 4:28 pm
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    The S class is based off the Maybach, not the other way around, get it right.

    Ps. Maybach is better then rolls royce and bentley put together

  • October 9, 2008 at 11:28 pm
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    The S class is based off the Maybach, not the other way around, get it right.

    Ps. Maybach is better then rolls royce and bentley put together

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