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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    I didn't say Landaulet was a practical car. I'm saying that it's a very expensive car.
    No, you said it was the " most beautiful Maybach".
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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    Just like the previous Maybachs, they will be "exclusive".

    Anyway, it's nice to know the English understand how to distinguish luxury and premium.

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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    No, you said it was the " most beautiful Maybach".
    It is a beautiful Maybach.


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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    Mercedes would be better off spending money on developing a Brand below Mercedes Benz. Like Smart or something. That is where money to fight people like Toyota, Volkswagen and GM will come from.

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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    Quote Originally Posted by nruggiero View Post
    Just like the previous Maybachs, they will be "exclusive".

    Anyway, it's nice to know the English understand how to distinguish luxury and premium.
    That's easy - Jaguar is premium, Bentley is luxury.

    Maybach and Mercedes-Benz are German.

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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    You don't buy Landaulet for "daily use." You are chauffeured in it.
    of course it's an S-Class. The problem is, that it's a W140 S-Class, which in someways was a good thing, since the W220 and W221 had quality issues. But it is old. And it reflected too much Mercedes design language.
    And the technology was, for the most part dated.
    An ugly Maybach.
    An ugly Maybach people can see you in.

    The market decided against it.
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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    An ugly Maybach.
    An ugly Maybach people can see you in.

    The market decided against it.
    The Landaulet **STARTED** at $1.4M!!! That's the price of my 5 BR, 4.5 BA house!!!

    The "market decided against it" because Rolls-Royce was a far better nameplate and far more prestigious.

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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    Pullman seems like a great idea to me, but I think Maybach is only really workable if they find a way to make it more unique in terms of powertrain and the cars will have to be segment leading. Otherwise, the brand recognition just isn't there to credibly compete with Rolls Royce and Bentley. Don't misunderstand as I'm actually bullish on the possibilities with regard to Maybach, I'm just not nearly so confident that the powers that be at Daimler AG can transform opportunity into success here.

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    Re: Daimler AG to reintroduce the Maybach brand

    I don't know that it's going to be any more successful than if they address the central issues with why the last Maybach failed. Everyone's talking about the looks, and that's true. Maybe it should've been like a modern 600 in styling, with a broad upright face the way, conveniently, the Mulsanne and Phantom have. And I've said it a billion times but they sooooooo should've made the Exelero Concept. THAT is what a Maybach should've been. Big. Fast. Looks ostentatious to the highest degree. Certainly the tech and such should be as good and modern as it can be.

    There should also be a 3.0L turbodiesel option, but maybe that's just me.

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