Mercedes-Benz to launch limited-edition Maybach Zeppelin

For a mere Rs 3 crore (plus import duties), you can have the world’s most ostentatious luxury car – the Maybach Zeppelin 62

According to the sales and marketing wizards at Mercedes-Benz, this is apparently the right time to announce a limited-edition variant of the world’s most ostentatious luxury car. Hence, the German carmaker has announced the Maybach Zeppelin, which will make its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show this year.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the new Maybach Zeppelin will be a worthy successor to the 1930s car of the same name, which was the company’s top-end luxury model at that time. The new car would, of course, feature the highest quality paint and the best materials, and only 100 cars will be built for worldwide distribution.

The Maybach Zeppelin will be fitted with Mercedes-Benz’s 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12, which produces 640 horsepower and 1,000Nm of torque – perfect for trundling down to the supermarket to buy some bread and cheese, we suppose.

Actually, forget the badges, the high-gloss piano lacquer trim, the California beige leather and the genuine lambskin carpets. What you really need to know abut the Zeppo is that it costs US$600,000 – that’s about Rs 3 crore at today’s exchange rates. Factor in the import duties this car would attract in India and you’re looking at a sum that would buy you a sea-view apartment on Marine Drive, in Mumbai, with enough change still left over for a Mercedes-Benz S-class…

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