GENEVA --An all-new V-12 of illustrious heritage powers the new Maybach super-limousine, built by a company nominally revived by DaimlerChrysler AG after 60 years. An 18-ft. (5.5-m) behemoth, DC’s upcoming top-luxury model outranks the auto maker’s entire Mercedes-Benz AG range. Although Mercedes already has a 5.8L SOHC V-12 in production for the CL and S-Class cars, the Maybach engine has nothing in common with it (see related story: Maybach Looks Back to the Future). The breakthrough ...

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