After the extravagant G650 Landaulet signaling the tip of the previous-generation G-Class, one other Maybach SUV is able to take the automotive luxurious market by storm. This time round, it’s right here to remain as not like the ostentatious G in-built restricted numbers, the brand new Maybach GLS 600 4Matic is a everlasting member of the double M household. Whereas the actual magic occurs contained in the cabin, the outside has additionally been discreetly modified to separate it from the Benz GLS.
Beginning on the entrance, the fullsize SUV encompasses a shiny new grille with vertical chrome pinstripes as seen on the Maybach S-Class facelift and its extra-long Pullman sibling. The chrome theme continues on the decrease grille in addition to on the aspect air intakes flanked by curved trim strips, whereas the underbody safety reminding you that is nonetheless an SUV can also be completed in high-gloss chrome.
The aspect profile reveals bespoke 22-inch alloy wheels, though we now have a sense many individuals will go for the elective 23-inch set with its multi-spoke structure mimicking the entrance grille. To proceed the chrome theme on the entrance, there are chrome plates on the B-pillars and even related inserts on the roof rails. A complete of eight two-tone finishes might be accessible, and no matter selection, the Maybach emblem might be proudly displayed on the D-pillar.
Shifting on the again, a chrome strip runs alongside your entire width of the tailgate and continues on the fenders, above the taillights. But much more chrome is noticeable on the prime and backside of the bumper, together with for the twin exhaust ideas that includes an oblong design. Rounding off the adjustments in comparison with the usual GLS is the mannequin designation in a particular script reserved to Mercedes-Maybach fashions.
Earlier than we hop inside, we now have to say the working boards. They electronically lengthen and are every 2.06 meters (6.eight ft) lengthy, with a most width of 21 centimeters within the rear door space. These occupy your entire size of the aspect sill panels and have an LED strip within the rear door space the place a Maybach emblem is projected. It’s not an issue should you’re carrying round some further weight because the working boards can assist a most load of 200 kilograms (441 kilos). Rubber strips in the identical design because the entrance grille slats are embedded into the anodized aluminum to offer higher grip.
When you’re inside, you’re going to note the third row is gone. With Mercedes retaining the identical wheelbase of the usual GLS – measuring 3135 mm (123.Four inches) – the one wait to allow extra legroom was to get rid of the rearmost seats. Rear passengers get to get pleasure from 1103 mm (43.Four inches) of legroom and may chill out on seats that may be prolonged. The entrance passenger seat may be moved ahead into what’s known as a chauffeur place for much more rear legroom, at 1.34 meters (4.Four ft).
Probably the most luxurious model of the Maybach GLS accommodates solely 4 individuals, however a five-seat configuration can also be accessible. From folding tables and champagne flutes to a devoted perfume and a rear-seat leisure system, the luxobarge has nearly each high-end function you might consider, after which some. Goodies reminiscent of ventilated and heated massaging seats and an opaque curler blind come as normal, as does the digital panoramic sunroof. A fridge with area for champagne bottles may be ordered for the four-seat mannequin should you actually wish to go all out.
Energy comes from a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine offering easy cruising due to 550 hp and 538 lb-ft (729 Nm) of torque, plus the EQ Enhance providing an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) for a restricted time. Mercedes-Maybach says the U.S.-spec GLS 600 4Matic does Zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in an estimated 4.eight seconds and tops out at a restricted 130 mph (209 km/h), which is greater than the proprietor of such an SUV will ever want. However, the Euro mannequin can hit 155 mph (250 km/h).
It would attain the U.S. market within the second half of subsequent 12 months, with pricing to be introduced nearer to launch.