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MAYBACH Typ W6, W6 DSG and DSH Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 5
First production year: 1931
Engines: Gasoline
 

1935

In 1929, Wilhelm Maybach passed away and left the carmaker without the main leader that the company needed. His son, Karl Maybach, tried to pick up the pace and prevent the brand from crumbling to the ground. One of its first ideas was creating the W6 lineup, which mixed a new platform and the old inline-six engines. Moreover, the carmaker thought about developing a sportier version of the bi...

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  MAYBACH Typ W6 DSG Sport-Cabriolet 7.0 DSG

1934 - 1937

Despite its seemingly bizarre name-choice, the DSH has nothing to do with anything outside the car engineering realm. Its designation stands for "Doppel Sechs Halbe" or "double six half", pointing at the car's six-cylinder 5.2 L unit derived from the larger and more powerful DS V12 design. Following the development of Karl Maybach's innovative "typ 12" eng...

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  MAYBACH Typ DSH 5.2

1934 - 1937

After the company's founder, Wilhelm Maybach, passed away in 1929, his son, Karl, took the lead, and he faced the challenging times of the Great Depression during the early '30s when he tried to provide luxurious vehicles but at a lower cost. Built with a choice of closed or open bodies or even a chassis-only, the DSH lineup was not as successful as Karl Maybach had hoped for. And y...

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  MAYBACH Typ DSH Cabriolet 5.2

1931 - 1935

Two years after the company founder passed away, his son understood that building expensive cars won't make them survive on the market, and he made the W6 model. Wilhelm Maybach lived a long life, and, in 1929, at the age of 83, he passed away after short, two-day suffering. Karl Maybach, his son, was committed to continuing his father's legacy. The company was already produced the ...

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1931 - 1935

Karl Maybach faced the difficulty of continuing his father's legacy after Wilhelm Maybach passed away in 1929, and the first model built after the tragic event was the W6 lineup. In the late 20's it was much easier to make a convertible since all the cars featured a body-on-frame construction. Selling them was a different story. But Karl Maybach already had the network and the brand...

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