Maybach to produce 62 Landaulet

Daimler intends to put the Maybach 62 S Landaulet concept into production, Klaus Mair, global head of sales for Mercedes told a German magazine. The Landaulet is an open-air version of the ultra-luxury 62 S sedan, first shown in November.

Daimler already has commitments from customers who intend to purchase the cars for 800,000 euros ($1.2 million) each. The automaker has not said how many units it plans to produce.

Maybach hopes the Landaulet will help draw more attention to the brand, Mair told Germany's Stuttgarter Zeitung.

The Landaulet is powered by the uprated V12 engine that Maybach engineers developed for the Maybach 57 S and Maybach 62 S. Thanks to twin turbochargers and water intercooling, the V12 develops a maximum output of 612 hp and 738 pound-feet of torque.