Maybach unveils three new Mercedes-Benz car models

DUBAI — DaimlerChrysler's Maybach has launched three new Mercedes-Benz models for the Middle East market at the ongoing ninth edition of the Middle East International Motor Show.

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Published: Fri 16 Nov 2007, 9:23 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 11:17 PM

It also made the world-premiere of the new Maybach, an open-top landaulet which it described as having enlivened the art of creating majestic automobiles.

"The sky is the limit," said Maybach head Klaus Nesser referring to product innovation. "The roof of this sparkling white one-off study can be opened fully at the rear while the chauffeur's compartment remains enclosed."

The three Benz models unveiled at the five-day exhibition include the SLR McLaren Roadster, CLK 63 AMG Black Series and the C 63 AMG, a company statement said.

It added that the Landaulet study was based on Maybach 62 S, the world's most powerful series-produced chauffeured saloon.

It stressed that the rear roof module had been removed in order to afford passengers a wider view of the sky while the sidewalls were reinforced with an integral tubular steel structure.

It said that the C 63 AMG, powered by a 6.3-litre V8 engine, will be available in the Middle East and the Levant countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Syria by early next year.

It added that the CLK 63 AMG Black Series is a supercar based on the official Formula One safety car, showing that Mercedes-AMG leads the high-performance cars with thoroughbred racing technology.

It said earlier that Mercedes-Benz sold 15,675 vehicles in the Middle East and Levant for 2006, a 13 per cent increase from 2005.



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