How can a Throwback Thursday be celebrated better than a review on probably the noblest brand that the automotive industry has ever produced in Germany? The video, embedded above, explains about what label it is: "Presenting the best of the best". This was the claim, which Karl Maybach and his father Wilhelm expressed on the debut of the Maybach 22/70 HP W 3 a century ago and with which they laid the foundation for the development of Mercedes-Maybach into one of today's most exclusive car brands. This philosophy - formulated at the Berlin Automobile Show in 1921 - still forms the core of the brand. Of course, manufacturers of modelcars such as Autoart, for example, have also built sophisticated miniatures based on these noble models over the years.
Over the decades, in which the royals, head of states, movie stars and sport champions traveled in Mercedes-Maybach vehicles, the logo with the double M has become the epitome of technical innovation and ultimate luxury. And Maybach's words from back then not only stand for the "best" products, but also for the "best" in society. At the same moment that the W 3 - Maybach Motorenbau GmbH's first series-produced model - was unveiled in September 1921, a legend was born. From the four-wheel brakes (the W 3 was the first German car with such a function) and a planetary gearbox with a six-cylinder engine to the magnificent interior made of wood and leather, the design was groundbreaking. The audience understood the vehicle as a work of art.
In 1961, Daimler took over the Maybach Motorenbau GmbH and initiated a new era with the Maybach 62 in 2002. For the centenary, Mercedes-Maybach revealed two new models: the S-Class, which, thanks to numerous digital innovations and technical finesse, now stands for automotive luxury more than ever, and the GLS that sets new highest standards of motorization in the SUV segment. The design of these vehicles has not neglected anything. And Mercedes-Maybach is already in the middle of the preparations for the next, very special product experience with its first fully electric vehicle, about which the carmaker would like to reveal more in the coming months. Until then, the editors will be working on the modelcars that are currently waiting for enthusiasts in the web shop; especially those from Autoart.
Autoart - own spelling AUTOart - is known for its high quality miniatures which stand for first-class processing, small gaps, excellent craftsmanship of paintings as well as detailing in the interior, which justify the slightly higher price of the modelcars. The properties described here also apply to the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman from 2016, which Autoart produced in several colors. Or the black version with short wheelbase from 2015, still based on the W 222. A look at the Maybach from the AutoCult program in 1:43, such as the Maybach SW 38/42 Ponton Cabriolet 1950, gives an overview of earlier times. The Minichamps models of the Brabus 900 2016 bring us back to the present.
The brand Maybach from the perspective of the group
"Mercedes-Maybach is the embodiment of automotive excellence at Mercedes-Benz", says Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for sales: “While we are celebrating 100 years of unique history and very special luxury experiences at Maybach, we are already fully committed to promoting the brand - with the highest standards in terms of style, comfort and outstanding craftsmanship. Maybach customers are looking for something special, and our aim is to exceed their expectations. By combining our exclusive customer service program with the perfection and state-of-the-art technology from Mercedes-Benz and the exclusivity of Maybach, we invite our customers to a unique, sophisticated luxury experience.