"Present the best of the best". That was the ideology of the company created by Karl Maybach and his father Wilhelm on the release date of Maybach 22/70 HP W 3 a century ago. This premiere was the seed of a tradition that culminates in Mercedes-Maybach, one of the most unique and exclusive car brands of our day.
The philosophy expressed by that motto in the Berlin Motor Show has remained the core of the brand to this day. Over many decades, royalty, world leaders, sports and movie stars have traveled aboard Mercedes-Maybach vehicles, and the Double m of its emblem has become synonymous with technical innovation and sophisticated luxury taken to the extreme.
The presentation of the W 3, the first car produced in series by the company Maybach Motorenbau GmbH, in September 1921 marked, at the same time, the birth of a legend.
The car, a work of art on wheels, immediately wowed audiences. However, longevity requires permanent evolution due to its advancements and luxury. From the four-wheel braking system (it was the first German car equipped with this function), the planetary transmission without gear lever and six cylinder engine that allowed to cover the entire speed range with a single gear, up to the sumptuous wood and leather finishes.
Daimler acquired the Maybach Motorenbau GmbH in 1961 and ushered in a new era in 2002 with the introduction of the Maybach 62. Coinciding with the celebration of the brand's first centenary, Mercedes-Maybach has introduced two new models.
This is the Lessons, more than ever an exponent of automotive luxury thanks to its many digital innovations and technical specifications, and the GLS SUV, which defines a new standard of quality and advanced design in the SUV sector.
During the design of each vehicle of this brand nothing is left to chance. Today, Mercedes-Maybach is in an advanced stage of developing the following unique driving experience, unmatched on the market: its first vehicle with exclusively electric propulsionThe details of which will be revealed over the next few months. Without a doubt, a great way to celebrate your centenary.