Mercedes brings the Maybach name in the big SUV segment and launched the most luxurious GLS ever. The Mercedes- Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC represents the absolute pinnacle of SUV luxury for the Mercedes-Maybach brand in the U.S. market. Arriving in U.S. dealerships in late 2020, this exclusive new model will be priced from $160,500.
From outside you can see distinctive grille with vertical chrome louvres, standing Mercedes-Benz star on the hood, which is a first for an SUV, fully retractable electronic running boards, 22- inch multi-spoke light allow wheels and refined finishing details such as Maybach emblems and lettering and additional chrome trim elements.
Standard-equipped technology highlights in the modern and sumptuous interior include dual 12.3” digital display screens with touchscreen, the revolutionary and intelligent Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, Augmented Video for navigation, Smartphone Integration and the incredible Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System. The suite of standard active and passive driver assistance systems in the Mercedes-Maybach GLS help to support the driver and thus enhance comfort and safety. For example, the vehicle can utonomously maintain its speed and the distance to the traffic in front as well as stay in its lane on multi-lane roads, and reduce the vehicle speed autonomously according to the traffic situation. The extensive driver assistance systems, as well as the sophisticated crash sensor systems, enable PRE-SAFE to recognize a likely impact in even more situations than before, ensuring that the Mercedes-Maybach GLS upholds the highest levels of safety and sophistication.
The Maybach GLS boasts generous interior space and a unique arrangement with its 4-seat configuration with two individual executive rear seats, a center armrest and available folding tables. All seats in the Maybach GLS are heated and ventilated and offer active multicontour adjustment with massage functionality for enhanced comfort. A 5-seat configuration is also available for customers as well.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS further differentiates the experience for rear-seat passengers with additional luxuries including a 7-inch MBUX tablet, heated and ventilated rear seats, 4-zone Executive Climate Control, comfort headrests and a wooden parcel shelf that separates the interior from the spacious luggage compartment
For further exclusivity, the Maybach GLS offers extensive customization options and appointments, including elegant Maybach-exclusive features such as two-tone paint and two-tone Nappa Leather upholstery options, designo trim with yacht- inspired flowing lines and 23” multi-spoke forged wheels. The GLS 600 4MATIC can also be equipped with a refrigerated compartment and custom champagne flutes.
Equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with EQ boost and a 48-volt onboard electrical system, the Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC boasts effortless and efficient power to meet even the most discerning standards. This sophisticated powerplant produces 550 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque and is capable of rocketing the full-size SUV from zero to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. The integrated starter generator can also generate up to 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque for short periods. The intelligent E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension features a camera that automatically scans the road ahead to proactively counteract bumps and dips for a supremely smooth ride, and it will even lean into curves for more dynamic handling. An additional Maybach-exclusive feature is the Maybach DYNAMIC SELECT drive program that focuses on the ride comfort for rear passengers by ensuring body roll is minimal while riding in the executive seats. Another comfort feature that demonstrates a thorough attention to refined detail is the ease of access and egress: when the doors are opened, the suspension slightly lowers the vehicle for added convenience.
The all-new Mercedes-Maybach GLS will go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the year.