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New Maybach Zeppelin Photos Released

Daimler revived the Zeppelin name with the introduction of the Maybach Zeppelin at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3rd earlier this year. This is also coincides with the last time WCF had anything worthy to report on Daimler's Luxury brand. Therefore an opportunity to see this batch of new photos was hardly going to be passed.

Based on the Maybach 57 S and 62 S the Zeppelin maintains the same 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine producing 640hp (471kW) and 1,000Nm of torque. This represents an power boost of 28hp compared to the regular models.

Subtle upgrades help differentiate this special model. These include a set of twenty-inch wheels finished in chrome, dark red tail lights, a special two-tone paint finish, streamlined exterior mirrors and "Zeppelin" lettering on the grille emblem and silver champaign flutes are some of the car's distinguishing features.

Production is limited to just 100 units with pricing starting at €406,000 for the 57 Zeppelin and €473,200 for the longer 62 model.

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HussainAnmar
No, thanks. I'd rather have a Phantom or Ghost.
Nov 19, 2009 12:31 pm
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Deutsch100
Looks ok, if you like the interior of an old, discontiued S-Class (2000-2005 model). I'm sorry, for the price of this car, it needs current instrumentation. Yuck!!!
Nov 18, 2009 4:54 pm
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Beybaba
new?
Nov 18, 2009 3:56 pm
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James2911
You'd think Mercedes would bother to replace the 57/62 with a new version based off the current S-Class, what with Maybachs appalling sales. I have personally seen a 62 in NZ, and I have to say, the interior was appalling for the AU$1mil price tag.
Nov 18, 2009 9:35 am
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v6s_stink
Dear MB, Very few people hold any animosity against German car companies for a war that ended nearly 65 years ago. However, the name Zeppelin evokes a lot of memories and semantics that are better left out of the marketplace. Maybe you could have a performance package called the "V1" or a designer edition called the blitzkrieg.
Nov 18, 2009 3:21 am
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AussieV8
Get your facts correct before you start on an entire nation! The Zeppelin air ships were at their height between the wars and were effectively killed off by the Heidenberg crash in 1936 in New York. I'm guessing you were one of the people who though Porsche should stop calling the 911 the 911 because of the TWC?
Nov 18, 2009 3:54 am
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scratchy996
many people all over the world refer to dirigibles as "zeppelins"
Nov 18, 2009 10:38 pm
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nendor
it is cool if u have a driver :P and you sleep in the back especially while traffic :P
Nov 18, 2009 2:28 am
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GRAVE
Maybe as you said the Phantom is better but this car looks enormous and massive and really beautiful on the road, i like it.
Nov 17, 2009 11:12 pm
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designads
I'd rather arrive in a Phantom...
Nov 17, 2009 10:58 pm
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9TNine
Think Mercedes should instead resurrect the "600 Pullman" and call it a Mercedes...! Not something named after a hot air ballon.
Nov 17, 2009 10:34 pm
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peterjames7
over priced old, ugly car, that for some reason smacks of evil dictatorship to me.......or p diddy i agree with nedrina id have any of those cars over this......cant believe they sell but then u look at who buys them and they all have a lot in common,no taste being no 1
Nov 17, 2009 10:29 pm
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EDavis
I can think of one thing these Maybachs don't have; a bullet proof lexan "privacy" panel separating the chauffeur from the rear passengers. A certain '92 Crown Vic that I remember very well had one. The chauffeur on that ride was such a prick though. He sho' didn't take me where I wanted to go. 'Least I didn't have to pay the MF. Sh*t.
Nov 17, 2009 10:19 pm
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RobERob
... but can it swim? Forget the Benz, I want whats in back of it!
Nov 17, 2009 9:09 pm
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AOS
It could do with a facelift or update, not another special edition
Nov 17, 2009 9:00 pm
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HEMI426
It's basically a s class from 2000, dashboard looks like on older s class to
Nov 17, 2009 8:48 pm
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nederina
Why anyone would want this over a Phantom, Ghost, Mulinsaine, Quattroporte, or even 760Li and the S600?
Nov 17, 2009 8:48 pm
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bakrione
because its not flashy (some people still prefer that believe it or not!) and it has a much more practical interior....
Nov 17, 2009 11:47 pm
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scratchy996
i'd get a Maybach just because it says "watch out , evil dictator incoming". and it's got all the cool gizmos , like the external speakers to shout at the peasants. this car is really cool.
Nov 18, 2009 10:40 pm
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carcrazy1234
external speakers? say what now lol? you mean a "horn" in which case every car has that hahha. but seriously... where are these external speakers? lol
Nov 20, 2009 3:15 am
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Kepe
So basically you get bigger rims, extra 28hp (like that's going to feel like anything in a car that weighs more than an elephant) and a Zeppelin badge. How much does this cost over a normal Maybach?
Nov 17, 2009 8:44 pm
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