Archive for January, 2012
Maybach is the ultra-luxury division of Mercedes-Benz. Wilhelm Maybach designed the first Mercedes in 1900 while an engineer with Daimler. Maybach left Daimler and, along with his son Karl, founded an engine manufacturer that supplied motors for Zeppelin airships before World War II. Maybach also built luxury cars from 1921 to 1940. Mercedes revived the Maybach name in 2001 to attract Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom customers who might consider a Mercedes-Benz too commonplace. These large sedans use engines and other components from the Mercedes S-Class.
The 2012 Morgan 3 Wheeler revives the 3-wheel layout on which the company was founded. Morgan started building 3-wheeled cars in 1910.