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MAYBACH Typ W1, W2, W3, W5 and W5 SG Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 7
First production year: 1919
Engines: Gasoline
 

1928 - 1929

By 1928, Maybach vehicles were very known in the luxury car segment, and the customers were concerned about their safety, so the car manufacturer offered them an option: the W5 SG. The owners of the expensive cars were concerned. Some admired them, some envy them, and others just wanted to steal from them or kidnap them for a ransom. They needed protection, and Maybach didn't want to m...

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  MAYBACH Typ W5 SG 27/120 HP (Closed Body) 7.0

  MAYBACH Typ W5 SG 27/120 HP (Closed Body) 7.0 Lang

1928 - 1929

Maybach needed a new vehicle to stay ahead of its competition, and the W3 model was not exactly up to the task, so Karl Maybach introduced the W5 in 1928. When the W3 came on the market in 1921, it was an advanced car for its time, but seven years later, it was already old. Customers asked for more, and the carmaker felt obliged to deliver. Thus, Maybach introduced the W5 in 1926, followed by...

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  MAYBACH Typ W5 SG 27/120 HP (Open Body) 7.0

  MAYBACH Typ W5 SG 27/120 HP (Open Body) 7.0 Lang

1926 - 1928

Designed as a super luxurious vehicle, the Maybach W5 was the ultimate luxury vehicle built in 1926 in Germany, and it was not only elegant by those times' standards but also fast thanks to its big engine. Germany was at the forefront of technology with a booming economy, and the upper-class customers asked for more. Mercedes-Benz tried to offer them the best of what it got, but it could...

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  MAYBACH Typ W5 27/120 HP (Closed Body) 7.0

1926 - 1928

The open top body shared the same features as its closed-body sibling, with the same trade-mark styling complete with opaque steel-disc wheels that gave the car a particularly rugged look. However, the wheel-design and solid axle suspension sturdiness was counterbalanced by an almost delicate interior, equipped with a variety of comfort-enhancing utilities, such as rear folding tables, drink hol...

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1921 - 1928

Although design was not a major concern among car manufacturer's at the time with most models having shared the same box-like appearance, the open-body W3 has a sleek, stylish appearance. Mostly thanks to its manually operated retractable soft-top and variety of coachwork, this model seemed much sportier than its closed-body sibling. The car's nose had the basic rectangular shape on al...

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1921 - 1928

Two years after Karl Maybach finished his innovative W1 Testwagen, he delivered an updated version dubbed the W3 during the Berlin Motor Show in 1921. based on his initial design, the car seemed a raging road-destroyer compared to other vehicles at the time, having been fitted with a an upgraded in-line 6-cylinder 5.4 L petrol engine rated at 70 hp. The engine could propel the car to a top speed...

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1919

Carrying on his father's pioneering work, young Karl Maybach came with his first engine dubbed the W1 in 1919. Much like an artist's sketch, the design was used as a study for the later developed W3 concept, unveiled at the Berlin Motor Show in 1921. However, his W1 "Testwagen" is far from being forsaken, having been one of the most daring designs at the time thanks to its in...

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