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Maybach celebrates 100 years

Can we talk centenary for a company has gone for nearly forty and has produced cars for about years? Mercedes and Maybach we yes. Theopportunity to immerse in the history of the brand.

Like automotive pioneers, Wilhelm (1846-1929) was a part of the heavy that fascinate for the horseless later on. Head of research at Otto-Deutz (manufacturer of gasoline for industry), he met Gottlieb Daimler. lived a stone’s throw the factory and according to legend, eldest son Carl (1879-1960) grow in the midst of Blue


In 1882, Daimler the Otto-Deutz door to work Wilhelm Maybach joined him and they build their automobile (1886.)

Very the workshop Daimler becomes SME and Maybach becomes the right We owe him the very first Daimler from 1901), as the Simplex

But the … of Gottlieb Daimler Maybach finds marginalized.

Carl studied at Lausanne, and Paris. Became an engineer, he Daimler in 1904 as a test

In 1906, the father and son leave Daimler. They are looking to a car for Opel account. But Wilhelm has a new passion: Zeppelins:

Wilhelm the Zeppelin account. In 1909, it Carl, he places at the head of GMBH, which manufactures for airships. In 1918, the company be renamed Maybach Motorenbau.

At the end of the war, the Treaty of Versailles especially the Germans produce

Maybach converted into locomotives. In parallel, under the of Carl, they design an for car, W1 (1919.) The W2 (1920) be installed in a chassis Spyker. It be produced in small series, the Dutch builder will go

With W3 (1921) Maybach the leap and became manufacturer of cars.


In 1928, design a complex gear two reports, but equipped with a planetary. Or 4 forward gears and much! It will also cars other luxury such as Mercedes or Lagonda.

Then comes the Zeppelin DS7 and DS8 (1931) with baroque Since the late ’20s, may again produce zeppelin and it is the exclusive means of transport. therefore wanted to capitalize on the

The DS8 is equipped with a 200hp V12 8l (a power for the time) and can reach / h. From 1938, it will be with a seven-speed gearbox.


In 1941, car production is

After the war, Carl and his company eke out contracts engines for and aerospace.

In 1960, Maybach merges with aviation of BMW, Mercedes and MAN, MTU to The engine produced including the CF6 by General Electric) of the first

In 1997, Mercedes (which MTU in 1989) came the Maybach closet with a concept car for the Motor Show.


2002 Maybach product new Mercedes had risen in the euphoria of the In recent years, sales down and disappearance of a new Maybach is mentioned.

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