Friday, November 25, 2011
After years of poor sales, everyone was wondering how long the brand would last.
Now we know.
Mercedes will kill it of in a bout a year.
Just by the time the new S Class comes out.
A super fancy/expensive version of the redesigned large sedan is supposed to replace the Maybach.
Which it wont really.
The Maybach was pretty much the price of a Rolls, starting at around $380 000.
A loaded S Class is still "only" about $170 000.
It was one of the biggest mistake I have seen in years.
It just looked like a big S Class to begin with. If you're going to charge that much cash for a car, it better not look like anything else costing less than half the price.
Plus there was no name recognition whatsoever. In a market where it was competing with legends like Rolls Royce and Bentley.
A big mistake doomed from the beginning.
But. Still very nice cars, and maybe quite a good deal on the used car market now....
Posted by Vince Burlapp at Friday, November 25, 2011