Published on September 29th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
“Edition 100” S-Class And GLS Commemorate Maybach’s 100th Anniversary
Maybach has been around for 100 years. To celebrate, they’re releasing 100 units each of “Edition 100” S-Class and GLS models.
When it comes to ultra-luxury, British brands have long held dominance. Nowadays, it’s through German ownership. BMW Group has Rolls Royce while VW Group has Bentley. Daimler has been trying to chip away at this dominance for many years with the Maybach brand, which has sadly become more of a sub-brand of Mercedes than its own distinct marque over the years. Still, the brand itself has a storied history and this year, it turns 100 years old.
What’s special about Maybach Edition 100 Vehicles?
To be fair, these aren’t complete overhauls of the Maybach S-Class or GLS. Both cars now have “Edition 100” emblem on the radiator grille, on hubcaps, and on the rearmost pillars where the Maybach logo is laid. This logo is also found inside the vehicles’ various storage compartments and on illuminated panels.
Another special feature is that both vehicles will be hand-painted in the same dual tone look of high-tech silver and nautical blue. Inside, they both get an interior upholstered in design crystal white and silver grey pearl. The wheels have also been given a new grey finish.
A bunch of accessories have also been made for these cars:
- a car cover with the Maybach logo
- a white or black file sized handmade case
- a diamond-studded fountain pen from the Maybach the Peak collection
- a Robbe & Berking champagne flute with special engraving
Wilhelm Maybach was a close companion of Gottlieb Daimler. He helped develop the first Mercedes, which dominated the Nice Race Week 1901 and earned him the “King of Constructors” moniker. Maybach Motorenbau GmbH presented the first German production car with four-wheel brakes, epicyclic gear system, and luxurious interior appointments.
Throughout the early 20th century, Maybach solidified its status in the custom-made luxury car scene. Everyone at the top of the world, from Indian maharajahs to industrialists, had a custom Maybach.
Daimler-Benz AG took over the Maybach brand in 2002 and it was revived around the time German rivals were buying up and reviving Rolls Royce and Bentley. However, the independent Maybach brand was loss-making. Mercedes-Benz restructured it again to become a sub-brand of Mercedes.
Nowadays, you get Mercedes-Maybach vehicles that build on the solid foundations of Benz vehicles and give customers more high-quality materials, equipment and custom finishes.
“It’s about the passionate combination of every detail, no matter how small, that makes a luxury car a Maybach – all in combination with state-of-the-art technology from Mercedes-Benz. Every Mercedes-Maybach stands for Sophisticated Luxury in all its facets – for our customers who are looking for something very special,” says Philipp Schiemer, Head of Top End Vehicle Group Mercedes-Benz AG and CEO Mercedes-AMG GmbH.