According to high ranking sources at Mercedes-Benz that spoke with Autoweek, the decision has been made to let Maybach go in 2013.
The not surprising news comes after decade of Maybach selling two models, the 57 and 62, and seeing disappointing results year after year.
“We’ve come to the conclusion that it is better to cut our losses with Maybach than to continue into an uncertain future with a brand that has failed to live up to original sales expectations," the source said.
Earlier in the year, Mercedes-Benz was in talks with Aston Martin about jointly developing the next Maybach. However in September, the deal fell through.
So, what will replace Maybach?
"Plans are already in place to fill the void left by the axing of the Maybach 57 and 62 with the next-generation S-class, which will be offered in three wheelbase variations and six different body styles, including a top-of-the-range S600 Pullman,” the source said.