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2014-01-21 06:39

RETURN OF THE BACH: The Maybach badge will make a comeback after the automaker closed shop in the UK due to poor sales. It's name has been reported to first re-appear on the Mercedes-Benz S600. Image: Newspress

LONDON, England - Maybach is about to make a reappearance on showroom floors, first as the extra-long wheelbase Mercedes S-Class.

LONDON - The UK's AutoExpress reports that luxury German automaker Maybach is to be revived; it was dropped in 2013 due to poor sales. The brand is owned by Daimler and most famous for its tie-up with Mercedes and the production of high-end Rolls-Royce-rivalling cars.


AutoExpress was told the first car to employ the Maybach moniker will be the extra-long wheelbase Mercedes S-Class, which will sit above the recently introduced and current range-topping S600, and the AMG variants.

It will be fourth of a possible five-model line, AutoExpress said, which will include the standard upcoming long-wheelbase, forthcoming Coupe and perhaps Cabriolet models.

It’s likely to be available with a range of V8 and V12 engines, including the 390kW twin-turbo V12. The model is also expected to gain around 30cm in length, with rivals such as the equivalent of R4-million Bentley Mulsanne and R3.4-million long-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Ghost targeted.

The interior is likely to be garnished with all the technology and luxury synonymous with Mercedes limousines and while there is no official comment from Mercedes, an arrival has been rumoured for the end of 2014. Pricing is also expected to be the equivalent of about R3.5-million in the UK.

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