After the end of the First World War the company, now trading as Maybach-Motorenbau, launched into automotive engineering. The vehicles were designed by Karl Maybach. The first series-production car, the Maybach 22/70 PS (W 3), was presented in 1921 and remained in production until 1928.
By producing this car and the other Maybach cars, that were built until 1941, the company was in direct competition with the then Daimler-Benz AG. With such models as the Mercedes-Benz “Nürburg”, the model 770 “Grand Mercedes” or the 500 K/540 K models, for example, that company in turn set standards during this period. But there was one common factor that united both companies, and that was the aim of satisfying the wishes of the most demanding customers with highly exclusive vehicles that were outstanding in terms of technology, design, equipment and quality.