Mercedes introduced the Maybach GLS crossoverNovember 21, 2019
As part of the Los Angeles auto show, the German brand introduced two new versions of its flagship GLS SUV at once.
This flagship version also comes with a 22 hp EQ Boost starter generator that helps at low engine speeds. Other key features include the 4MATIC + variable all-wheel drive system, 9-speed gearbox and AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL air suspension.
The exterior received a special AMG radiator grille with vertical blinds with glossy chrome, while multi-beam LED headlights are standard. There is also an AMG front bumper with a built-in glossy black jet wing, a front splitter and sporty side air intakes, car-colored side skirts and exterior mirror housings, glossy chrome windows, an AMG rear bumper, rectangular tailpipes for the AMG exhaust system and 21-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels – customers can choose wheel options up to 23 inches in diameter.
The saloon of the new GLS 2020 comes with special touches and an optional kit. These include AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel, illuminated door sills with AMG inscription, black rugs with AMG inscription, AMG instrument cluster with a choice of four display styles (Modern Classic, Sport, Discreet and Supersport), plus AMG seats, badges and steering wheel.
In addition to the latest MBUX infotainment system with a widescreen cab, the new GLS 63 4MATIC + also comes with a wide range of driving assistance systems, such as the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed control and Active Stop-and-Go Assist you in a lane and maintain a safe distance at speeds up to about 60 km / h.
The luxurious version of the SUV looks much more interesting, for the development of which the Maybach specialists were responsible. The new model uses many style elements that can be seen on the Maybach S-Class sedan, which distinguishes the car from the base GLS.
Externally, the model is distinguished by a chrome radiator grill with vertical slats, chrome inserts on the side windows and along the thresholds, standard 22-inch wheels, an additional two-tone body color scheme in eight different color combinations, electrically extendable footboards and chrome tailpipes of the exhaust system with a signature transverse rib.
Inside the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, 5202 mm long is made using Nappa leather upholstery and unique trim elements. Among the long list of options for customers are reclining rear seats with massage function and a fixed center console with folding tables and a fridge in a four-seater version, which can be additionally equipped with a panoramic sunroof. Trunk volume under the cargo curtain at the rear is 520 liters.
The most luxurious SUV Mercedes-Benz at the start of sales will be offered with one power plant in the performance of the GLS 600 4Matic. The mild hybrid unit combines a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 gasoline engine and an integrated starter-generator that delivers a total power of 550 hp. and torque of 730 Nm. A couple of the motor will be an automatic transmission with 9-speed and 4Matic all-wheel drive.
Mercedes has also equipped its flagship GLS with the new Maybach Dynamic Select drive system, which focuses on sophistication and comfort. It allows you to limit fluctuations in the body of the SUV, smooths the engine torque curve, disables the start / stop system and can change the gearshift algorithm with fewer gears for smoother driving.
To accelerate to 100 km / h, the 2710-kilogram Maybach GLS 600 4Matic takes only 4.9 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h.
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