About Maybach

The Maybach brand is more than a century old, but it disappeared in 1945 and was revived after the turn of the century by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, as a name for ultraluxury cars priced higher than anything Mercedes produced. The first models hit the U.S. market in 2003, intended to compete with Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

Maybach's three related models are the 57, the 62 and the Landaulet. The 57 is an ultraluxury sedan, and the 62 is simply a longer version. The model designations stand for 5.7 and 6.2, the length of each car. The Landaulet, which is based on the 62, has a peculiar convertible soft-top that covers only the passenger compartment. A partition separates the driver from the rear of the cabin. The Landaulet retails for more than $1 million. All Maybachs are powered by V-12 engines.

Maybach is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, along with Mercedes-Benz.