Maybach offering buyers a $100,000 rebate - report

Maybach Edition 125! 14.09.2011
Maybach Edition 125! 14.09.2011

Still costs $119,550 more than an S600

The Maybach saga is coming to a close, but it's still a tad surprising the company is reportedly offering a $100,000 (€76,250 / £62,775) rebate to anyone who buys one of their wildly unpopular vehicles.

While the discount is certainly impressive, it only lowers the base price of an entry-level Maybach 57 to $279,050 (€212,660 / £175,170). This makes it $5,950 (€4,535 / £3,735) cheaper than a Bentley Mulsanne but still $119,550 (€90,980 / £75,050)  more expensive than a Mercedes S600.

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automobile007 automobile007
Shame this didn't work! Can't help but think it should've been this price all along, but probably still wouldn't have worked
Apr 18th, 2012 5:24pm
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benz_man benz_man
Sad day. V240 is STILL one of the most advanced platforms in the world. If you dont believe it, try putting brakes on one...
Apr 18th, 2012 4:54pm
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electricque electricque
If you currently own a Maybach please don't try to trade one in anytime soon. Thanks to this rebate you are $100k in negative equity + the previous amount of negative equity = Buried
Apr 18th, 2012 4:46pm
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nahidrahman nahidrahman
convert them all to two doors
Apr 18th, 2012 3:15pm
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
What a waste of a perfectly good marketable name. After 57 and 62`s not so much anymore. Fortunately Audi did not scramble after them with a "Horsch" from that same period. So THERE`s still a brand name to look forward to for a revival, slotted maybe above a Bently and slightly below a Bugatti......
Apr 18th, 2012 1:31pm
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bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors
Shame they are stopping production.... But. This discount makes it a very good deal
Apr 18th, 2012 1:08pm
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WCF\'S President (neva.mynd) WCF'S President (neva.mynd)
It just wont die or rather last kicks of a dying tiger?
Apr 18th, 2012 12:24pm
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taliz taliz
It looks old, in a bad way. It looks expensive, in a bad way. It looks big, in a bad way. The Rolls also looks old, expensive and big, but in a good way. Mercedes made a terrible mistake basing the Maybach on the old S-class. It even looks a bit like an old S-class that got fat and bought new glasses. They should've built a completely new car that looked nothing like their other modells, then they'd be much more likely to succeed.
Apr 18th, 2012 11:37am
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WCF\'S President (neva.mynd) WCF'S President (neva.mynd)
" like "
Apr 18th, 2012 12:25pm
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bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors
I like the maybach, but you are right
Apr 18th, 2012 1:09pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
Well said...the looks killed it...Maybe it would have done better, if they were to tone down the extreme looks and kept to the conventional looks of an expensive Luxury Limo...cool and calm looking type of headlights (like half eyelid closed look), classic lines, long bonnet, huge well built exterior and jawdropping wood trim interior.
Apr 19th, 2012 6:31am
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ifudge ifudge
Epic fail.
Apr 18th, 2012 10:33am
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adz911 adz911
Even Jay Z and Kanye did better with their ruined Maybach in the video for Otis after donating it to charity. lol. No but seriously, why spend £250k on what is essentially a jumped up S Class, when all you had to do was order an S600 LWB or an SL65 LWB for a fraction of the price. The problem I suspect as well lies with the fact that this car was conceived during Mercedes' "quality issue" era, which let's face it, was a bad move. They spent all their money developing the Maybach and forgot about the styling, while the Mercs of that era, while pretty, suffered badly in the engineering stakes. Mercedes' biggest problem was marketing though. They launched 2 brands, and damn near axed both of them. Smart should've done incredibly well, considering their roadster, was one of the best handling little cars out there (even with the lame gearbox), their Fourtwo is a funky looking machine and very innovative (handles like a runaway shopping trolley but still like it), and Maybach, really and truly, had a few simple things been altered, deserved to do a lot better. Unfortunately for them, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin et al, have all studied the market properly and are now enjoying enormous success. Bad luck Mercedes. Sincerely hope you can build back your previous reputation as 'The best cars in the world'
Apr 18th, 2012 10:19am
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
OH!!! Maybach 62 Zeppelin costs 12,980,000 yuan (over $2,000,000 ) in China. Even the 57 base model costs more than $850,000. PS: Virtually no one would buy a Maybach 57 in China, almost all Maybachs in our city are 62/62S models.
Apr 18th, 2012 6:57am
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IhateAudi IhateAudi
why don't they just scrap the stocks?
Apr 18th, 2012 5:39am
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vilivo vilivo
Hmm, this is how thy got it soooo wrong. Yes, this car is perfect for what i is supposed to do, but merc missed 1 important mark, which happens to be something that they would have done better, if this cra wasn't properly marketed. The problem is the following- this is a car to have if you have a chaffeur. o be honest, I have no idea what its like to rdive a Mulsanne, even though our company has 2- because the excutives woul never drive them. Therein lies he main problem wth this car- it does not lie. The Rolls and the Bentley ceate an image that makes their owners think that they would enjoy diving them, even though doing so will make you seem like a complete arse. This car makes no such claims and that is why it did so badly. People who buy cars like this like to think that they could or would- that is what you pay for. How many do you think can pilot their own planes, drive their own cars, sail their own yachts AND operate their own fancy tehnologies? NONE- many can do several of those things, but NO ONE can do all of the above, but its nice to think they can. Its why the wealthy buy cars that they can never drive at the limit and have girlfriends which- well, the same thing can be said about them "at the limit". I personally spend fortunes to be made to feel like im better than a normal person, even though we all know thats just a BS sense of superiority. The bulk of the money is spent on making that BS sense of superiority feel convincing. In closing, nice car merc, you just never realized how daft your target market really is.
Apr 18th, 2012 4:26am
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autoficianado autoficianado
well said @ vilivo
Apr 18th, 2012 5:26pm
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Can you tell us on what did you spend fortunes ?
Apr 18th, 2012 11:37pm
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vilivo vilivo
Buying cars most cannot, buying houses most cannot, in locations most cannot, eating at places most cannot and holidaying in places most can only dream of. In the process I also raised 2 kids, giving them things most parents cannot afford. Beause this is a car forum, let me put it to you in a way that is easy to grasp, here is our daily driver list- my Babysitter / kids' minder drives a GL, I get carted in a VW Mulsanne, wifey drives an M5 and my eldest daughter drives a VW R8, I have far moreexciting cars than these too, but they are just one of those "pay to feel like you are better than normal people" things that one oes, when you run out of nonsense to buy. As I said- spend a fortune paying to be made to feel like you are better that everyone else. There is a trick to it, though- the day you figure out that you dont care who thinks what, only your kids' opinion really ever counts. ;) Edit- I know I said they are VWs, but trust me- once you have spent enough on their models, VW will certainly be happy to deal with you on any of their vehicles. I have a VW rep that comes to collect all their products 4 services, etc. At that point, Audi, VW, all of them- are VWs, life made simpler, by paying for it- kind of what my point was in the 1st place, do you know how it feels for VW to send someone to make sure your VW A6 is serviced? Perhaps working harder can fix that...
Apr 19th, 2012 1:46am
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Han Solo Han Solo
Well I'm pretty impressed by your honesty dear vilivo...and I believe your point is as close to the truth as it gets. But even if what you have said is true and applicable to most rich people (I dont really know the actual percentage), I think there are still some rich people out there who actually buy expensive cars, be it Supercars or Luxury Limos to actually drive them to their limits and savour the actual adrenaline rush or endorphine rush for that matter. You see, I am close to the other extreme of the Social structure, the Lower Middle Income class. I have to work 10 to 12 hours a day on a desk job in order to survive. But If I was rich and by saying rich as in not required to work to sustain my life...I would rather spend my time exploring the wonders of nature (sun, sand, women, beaches, trekking, snorkeling, scuba diving, shark watching, paragliding, helping the needy and the occassional b..ooty call again) besides spending time with my family of course...but amidst all this busy schedule of mine, I would still find time to drive my exotic supercars at dangerously high speeds from time to time...because I am just as crazy about hot curvaceous sportscars as I am about hot curvaceous women...which I think are wonders of both nature and technology...No offence, just expressing my opinion dear friend.
Apr 19th, 2012 4:50am
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vilivo vilivo
That really depends,though. I have and still do explore the world and enjoy its many stunning wonders. The supercars you would buy today, will be wonderful to drive, for now. The real question is, when you are knocking on the door of 60, what will you do? I have not sold any of my cars over the years, I have kept them all. I still have my 1st Countach- but I would not even try to drive it right now.
Apr 19th, 2012 12:53pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
You wanna know why it failed??? Coz it's damn ugly thats why...just look at those headlights and those stupid Front Fenders...what were they thinking??? If I had that much of money and If I wanted to waste it on an extragavant luxury car...I would rather buy the Aston Martin One-77 or the Rolls Royce or the Bentley or the Mercedes S 600 Pullman or the Mercedes CL 55/65 AMG/ or the Brabus Versions or the BMW Gran Coupe M or the Mercedes SLS Gullwing AMG. People are not stupid anymore...if it's expensive it has to be good looking.
Apr 18th, 2012 3:34am
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International International
Aston Martin Rapide ;-) would be better then the Zaggatoa one off-77
Apr 18th, 2012 3:45am
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International International
If considering a 4-door
Apr 18th, 2012 3:47am
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