Mercedes has updated the luxury SUV Maybach GLSOctober 20, 2020
The Mercedes-Benz GLS is already pretty luxurious, but there’s always room to go even further. That’s why Mercedes has a Maybach division that unveiled a luxury version of the GLS at the end of 2019.
The Maybach GLS will be officially unveiled by the end of 2020 as a 2021 model, with pricing information announced on Monday. The ultra-luxury SUV will cost from $ 161,550. Thus, the German new car will compete with the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, as well as the Lamborghini Urus and the new Aston Martin DBX.
The Maybach GLS is only presented in the GLS600 4Matic configuration for now (more powerful variants should appear in the future). The crossover is powered by a mild hybrid powertrain that combines a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine and an electric motor-generator with energy recovery. Peak power is 550 horsepower, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes about 4.8 seconds. Together with the power unit, a 9-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive work.
The difference between the Maybach GLS and the regular GLS lies in the unique radiator grille with several vertical bars. The car is adorned with additional chrome accents and the Maybach logo is featured on each C-pillar. Buyers can also opt for a two-tone paint scheme and choose between 22- or 23-inch wheels.
In the cabin, we note better materials and additional comfort, especially for passengers in the rear seats. Getting in and out is made easier thanks to electronically controlled retractable footrests and the rear seats can be reclined. The Maybach GLS comes standard with two rear seats. All four seats are heated and cooled with massage function.
The second row has its own 7-inch tablet for accessing some of the controls, as well as a fragrance that ensures a fresh scent always. Mercades-Maybach is also equipping the SUV with two 12.3-inch screens with the MBUX infotainment system, which includes navigation with augmented reality, and Burmester audio system. Mercedes active air suspension that can be adjusted according to the road surface.
Serial production of the luxury crossover will take place at Mercedes’ plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which already makes regular GLSs. This will be the first Maybach vehicle built in the United States.
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