Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach took the first step towards mobility with their single-cylinder engine in 1885.
From 1907, the “King of the Constructors” also started designing large engines together with his son, Karl. These were what made the megatrend possible that soon took the world by storm: aviation. Pioneering airship builder Count von Zeppelin became part of a joint venture that manufactured Maybach engines for Zeppelin airships from 1912 onwards. Their quietly hovering flight, providing a new perspective on the world, resulted in an exquisite way to travel: weightlessly gliding from place to place in a cosy cabin with every conceivable comfort for the passengers.
The hard-top Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 also intrigues with its flowing shape – typical of the art deco period that defined the early days of the brand.
If this transformation is as well thought-out as the latest Mercedes-Maybach models, the breaks in the brand’s evolution will appear as a decorative patina. It is exactly this vibrant history that is one of Maybach’s unique selling propositions. The perfectly interlocking components of the brand can hardly be described as anything less than legendary.