The post was not intended for the newsgroup...
But ok, it of course is due to lack of sales,
sales being almost not existent anymore.
Figures are even worse than the extremely bad
official figures - in reality sales came nearly
to stillstand. Billions sunk in the brand.
No light to be seen at the end of the tunnel.
Absolutely none - totally dark. Even darker...
That's of course no official info. Decision
still reversible until 2010, but only in case
world economy will get much - much! - better
until then. So chance is - well, I leave that
to one's imagination, 2009 will be bad...
Oh, and don't get fooled by the fact the Maybach
57 and 62 will have a face-lift for 2010, that
doesn't have anything to do with the 2013 end.
And two additional remarks: Internally it is
clear it was a big mistake to name these beasts
Maybach, and not Mercedes Maybach as initially
And it is also clear a smaller Maybach would have
had to be on the road since at least two years,
this would have given the chance to save the
Maybach brand. But buyers in the 150.000 to
200.000/250.000 range in numbers bought Bentley -
every Bentley Continental sold is big $$$ in
Volkswagen's pockets (a derivate of the VW
Phaeton platform), but on the other hand is
missing in Mercedes'.
For other than the "See How Rich I Am" factor I never did see the point.
And many rich people are not that stupid
A top-of-the-line S Class cost a fraction.
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