Maybach was a high-end German luxury brand which stood on its own from 1909 to 1960. During World War II, it was commissioned to produce engines for German tanks instead of cars. After the war, Maybach continued to repair vehicles, but production never restarted. In 1960, Daimler-Benz bought the company and used the company as a high-end name plate for their Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
In 2015, Mercedes-Benz announced its first use of the Mercedes-Maybach name in their 2016 S-Class W222.