Mercedes-Maybach Coupe teased ahead of Pebble Beach

3-Series | August 12th, 2016 by 10
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Recently, Mercedes-Benz has revived its failed Maybach brand by reducing it to essentially a high-end trim level. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is essentially just a V12-powered …

Recently, Mercedes-Benz has revived its failed Maybach brand by reducing it to essentially a high-end trim level. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is essentially just a V12-powered S Class with some nice pillows in the back seat. Admittedly, it’s a wonderfully luxurious car that feels more special than the standard S Class. But it still doesn’t compare to the Rolls Royce Phantom or Bentley Mulsanne. In fact, the Maybach S600 is more competitive with the BMW M760Li V12 Excellence.

However, Mercedes seems to be planning something new for its Maybach brand, something that will debut at Pebble Beach next week. The Stuttgart-based brand has teased an image of the hood and roof line of what seems to be some sort of Maybach Coupe (show above). The teaser image is clearly of some sort of concept car, and not a finished product, but it looks massive.

At nearly six meters long (almost 20 ft), this supposed Mercedes-Maybach Coupe will be enormous. Considering that the Mercedes-Benz S Class Coupe is only about 16 ft long, this Maybach Coupe will be considerably longer. This would indicate that it isn’t based on the S Class Coupe and it’s its own car entirely. If that’s the case, then it’s possible that Mercedes-Maybach is trying to compete with the Rolls Royce Wraith.

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That would be an interesting play by Mercedes, as the Maybach brand failed quite badly the last time it attempted to tackle the two main British luxury brands, Rolls Royce and Bentley. However, that imposing length sure does make it seem like that could be the direction Mercedes is taking with Maybach.

Although, it’s also possible that this new Maybach Coupe is indeed based on the S Class Coupe. Mercedes could have just stretched out the wheelbase a bit and created something more imposing looking and more luxurious. If this is the case, and this ends up being a Mercedes-Maybach S600 Coupe, it would more likely take on the upcoming BMW 8/9 Series Coupe. We already know that BMW is working on an uber-luxurious two-door grand-touring coupe. So this could be Mercedes-Benz’s answer to such a car.

We’re not positive on what play Mercedes is attempting to make, here. It could be a Rolls Royce Wraith competitor or it could be a BMW 8/9 Series competitor. Whichever it is though, expect it to have an enormous amount of luxury, V12 power and a ton of back seat pillows. We’ll keep you updated on the Mercedes-Maybach Coupe next week at Pebble Beach.

10 responses to “Mercedes-Maybach Coupe teased ahead of Pebble Beach”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    You think it’s “possible” that they try to compete against the Wraith ?! This car will be even longer than the Phantom coupe, and by quite a lot. I’d really what to see what they want to achieve, because so far it literally looks like a million bucks…

    • Length isn’t the only metric in which a car’s competition is judged. Power, levels of luxury, equipment and price are all going to decide where this car competes.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Actually, in these kind of ultra luxury segments, length is a very good indicator of how the car is placed market-wise, if not the main/best one.

        • Pierre-Emmanuel Goffinet says:

          The past Maybach Xenatec 57SC was Bentley Brooklands Coupe and RR Phantom Fixed coupe competitor. Even if the Wraith is closer in term of powerful, it’s not really a true rival. By the way, the new Mercedes Maybach looks like more sporty than RR Phantom, but the latter will cease to be produce at the end of this year. Bentley stopped the production of the Brooklands. Then, if Mercedes-Maybach produce this kind of car, this will probably no competitor. (Sorry for my bad english).

    • Icebreakerr says:

      wont go into production just a concept car

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Yeah probably, it sure has weird proportions. It looks long for nothing lol

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      • Curtnik says:

        I don’t know about that. Mercedes Benz has a habit of putting concept cars into production lately. I can count on one hand the concepts that were clearly concepts only.

  2. TheBingoBalls says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Mercedes eventually came out with this or another car derived from it. Mercedes-Maybach will eventually have models to compete with the line up of Rolls Royce.

  3. […] recently saw a teaser for a concept car from Mercedes-Maybach. In the teaser, we see an in-profile shot of the silhouette of what seems to be a very long, very […]

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