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Maybach Vs Rolls-Royce No Comparison is

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Maybach exactly how it feels to be the second in a one-horse race. It’s a of ‘trying too hard’, ‘me too’ Phantom that declines to elegant despite being coiffed, and which has failed to up to its masters’ sales expectations and right around the world.

South Korean-styled S-Class?

A of historical cachet, at least Germany, has led to nouveaux riche rappers like Jay-Z, West and The Birdman becoming the de facto ambassadors. (This of young blood in the segment is to rattle BMW-owned Rolls-Royce, routinely sees Elizabeth emerging for jaunts from Palace in its finely crafted

Above: Rapper Birdman net worth US$100 million) dropped US$8 million on the Maybach Exelero  and became a de facto brand Mr Birdman plans to paint the red…

According to the Wall Journal . even parent Daimler, has started admitting the marque has faltered since the and is in urgent need of a strategic – not to mention different hair and – if it is to succeed.

Above: Rolls-Royce to appeal to more conservative, money

The luxury Maybach was resurrected back in early against then-conservative sales of 1000 units annually. It happened. Last year, sales were fewer 200 units. Here in Australia, sold – wait for it – zero last year, and is well on to back up for a repeat performance year.

Above: All of Maybach’s Australian for 2010 (and 2011 to would fit in this picture – and seats would still vacant

In fact, since the launch Down Under years ago, just 13 have been sold in The problem is, of course, Rolls-Royce – has sold an incredible 109 of its million-dollar-plus here in the same period.

Elegance quiz – the …-doored Phantom Coupe (above) or the (below)?

In 2007 – another of zero Australian sales for – only 401 Maybach cars sold globally, compared 1010 Rolls-Royce Phantoms. The year saw just 156 Maybach in the USA (I’m guessing mostly in and Beverley Hills) and a consequential on US Maybach dealers, during one in three were axed, 72 to 48 in total. We’ll never which group felt the cheated by the cull; the 24 who were or the extant 48…

Former Mercedes-Benz boss Ernst Lieb, who on to become CEO of M-B in North America, is on the stating global recognition of the name is low, compared both the S-Class Benz which the Maybach shares its and Rolls-Royce. Lieb is quoted as incredibly: “[Rolls-Royce] is positioned an S-Class and a Maybach. The Maybach, you drive it, is different. It cannot be Meanwhile, back on Earth…

Not perhaps the Maybach’s most pose

Rolls-Royce owners in all probability repudiate Mr Lieb’s but he is, of course, correct – to an extent. The is peerless, and the Drophead Coupe in is impossibly elegant, with road presence. And then are the – love it – … doors. however, would never use word. In Rolls-speak they are doors.) The Maybach, however, is that even a bottomless pit of doesn’t necessarily beget taste. It’s gauche, and (especially from the front) like an S-Class with a bad styling makeover. In marketing-speak probably also say it’s differentiated from the S-Class spawned it. As Mr Lieb alleges, the two cannot be compared to one another.

In 2010, in an effort to boost its sales, Daimler added new paint and grille – among tweaks – to the Maybach. Beauty is in the eye of … and all … but to many the visual result was an tackier ‘South Korean’ Its build quality remained to none, but some of the new Maybach blew former definitions of right out of every known

Above: $5000 perfume anyone? With your own fragrance?

The truly megalomaniacal now have the privacy screen with their own name unlikely, someone else’s). crystal inserts were plus WiFi, a 19-inch TV and – wait for it – a perfume dispenser. For an fee, naturally, your Maybach retailer would arrange the formulation of your own fragrance by respected pong Givaudan. The perfume dispenser was a $5k; the custom smell,

Above: Zeppelin variant optional champagne fridge and two 925 Sterling silver flutes…

In case you forget, ‘Zeppelin’ is printed inside, on the centre

Earlier on, at the unveiling of the Maybach (so named after the V12 engines powered the famous German Daimler even developed a method of trimming the interiors in (In case leather, wood, and carbon fibre lacked This is possibly approximately as as the art deco design of the Empire Building, which was originally as a terminal for Zeppelins…

The Maybach’s method involved sticking sheets of Star Galaxy to an adhesive film and essentially it (with extreme uniformity) rollers, so it could then be into any complex shape. Be You’ve always wanted a car granite benchtops. We all have.

You even have the option of your own cow for upholstery. Correction: From your favourite Or, let’s be honest, your favourite

You have to remember Maybach owners are already the opportunity to trim the interior in made from their own of prized cows (or, other fauna like antelope, wildebeest or even or trim appropriate surfaces in from a tree of ‘special felled and milled on one of their property holdings.

The panoramic roof is even electrochromic on Maybachs – the flick of a switch turning the vista above on or off by of a current passed through the overhead.

Above: Landaulet variant is the most expensive off-the-rack

And then there’s the most tackiest Maybach ever the Maybach Landaulet. at US$1.37 thanks very much, can’t decide if it’s a or not – but if it is, the roof comes off only for the not the chauffer. The Landaulet struggles to put all wheels in the same postcode at any time.

Above: Some exchanges are best facilitated bulletproof glass and Kevlar

If you enemies, armoured versions of the are also available – typically (if that’s the right word) heads of state, Mexican and businessmen, and successful criminals.

Maybach 62 Zeppelin

For all of its potential, however, the Maybach in Rolls-Royce’s shadow. It’s an with the Joan Rivers at twice the price, trying too not to acknowledge the botoxed elephant in the

Above: There are similarities. it

Rolls-Royce, and even Volkswagen-owned have preserved their in part by virtue of long-held cues (despite BMW and Volkswagen respectively, just beneath the and also by maintaining their in the storied factories at Goodwood and Crewe (Bentley).

Adding to injury, today’s Maybach is not at the brand’s traditional home in Constance in southern Germany, but somewhat insensitively bolted alongside the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Sindelfingen.

Above: Best-looking ever – the Exelero. a one-off for Fulda Tires for their program. Now owned by the rapper (above), and destined for a bright red

Maybach is crying out for a new business But what’s the fix? At this we can only speculate. Daimler jump into bed with Martin, the better to learn a or three about low-volume manufacturing. (This pair has before, with the Aston Lagonda Crossover concept on a GL-Class platform.) Or Daimler decide to move Maybach the Mercedes-Benz fold, to slot in at the top of the above the S-Class. Maybach then represent the pinnacle of under the three-pointed star, the way AMG peak performance for the brand. If it that, it could at least brand awareness through the of the three-pointed star.

Both would still require better differentiation between Maybach and S-Class.

Above: seats; legroom well ‘sufficient’ – but not nearly enough back to S-Class

Daimler of course, kill the Maybach stone … and then to expel the failed experiment the annals of history. The Wall Journal speculates that probably won’t happen. is eyeing China, inside some automotive economists Maybach sales could over the next few years off a low base of just 29 last It’s the place with growth potential, where pedigree carries less than perhaps elsewhere in markets.

(Sales will, in all double in Australia this too…)

Above: What rappers do in their free Anything they want

then, it’s therapeutic and to see Jay-Z and Kayne West to a Maybach with an angle and gas axe in the film clip ‘ Otis ‘ – for This big question is: Did their make it better, or worse? they hurt or improved its value?

Speaking of which, Redbook (subject to finding one) in Australia you can pick up a three-year-old 62 240 in average nick with on the clock for a ‘mere’ $490k, New, it sold for $1.15 Let’s see: in the approximate days since it was first it has lost about $650,000 to That’s $600 a day, just to the black dog of depreciation. way of looking at this is that the value over that is more or less the cost of one Ghost. The term ‘exsanguination’ to mind.

A three-year-old Rolls Phantom 1S68 fares better: it’s down $1.1 million new to $650k today.

Above: Leave it to to build the world’s most Maybach. Better or worse the factory job?

What do you Daimler should do with Can you see any reason to buy one over a Roller?

Maybach 62 Zeppelin
Maybach 62 Zeppelin


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