We can expect the introduction of the newly G-Class with Maybach treatment, this model will be according to Company, like never before. The word is about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G650 Maybach Landaulet. People from Company says that this will be the real masterpiece, and latest photos and video confirmed that claim. After we saw what Maybach did with the S-Class as well as with the S650 Cabriolet, imagine what that did with the G-Class. That is official now, and this model is the first off-roader from this luxury sub-brand. Unfortunately, this all-terrain vehicle will be limited to 99 units.
Still, that certainly means that this model will be exceptional and that will satisfy all the customer’s demands. This model will be probably the most luxurious all-terrain model in the world. It has already very good history, and with the introduction of this vehicle, we can just expect improvement in this Class. When someone mentions Maybach, you know that the word is about the luxury with tradition and with luxury combined with the high-tech features.
This model is quite remarkable from the outside, and one fact can show you that in the best way. This model has a wheelbase of 3,42 m / 135 inches, a length of 5,34 m / 210 inches, a height of 2,23 m / 88 inches and also half a meter of ground clearance. Powerful! The interior also has plenty of space, but more about that a bit later. When it comes to some specific details from the outside, this fantastic model will borrow some aesthetics details from the G500 4×4², and as we know, that model is lifted variant of G-Wagen. This newly vehicle will provide probably ideal handling for both on and off-road terrains. Merit for that goes to the 325/55 R 22 for all seasons. Generally speaking, this model will be similar to the G500 4×4², but it will be a four-door convertible, similar to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
However, this model will provide a power-operated top, and as we know, we can’t see that in the Wrangler. This model is specific thanks to the fact that convertible top covers just passengers at the rear side. At the front side, we have a fixed roof. The rear side will feature almost the same styling cues as the G500 4×4². According to Company, the customers will be able to choose between three different matching colors for the top, and also four appealing designer paint finishes. At the front side, we can expect radiator grille that will provide a chrome-plated double louver as well as a chrome-plated screen. The Mercedes G650 Maybach Landaulet wheels will have the 5-spoke design. Some of the other exterior features will include large wheel arch, rear under-ride guards, front under-ride guards, etc. Dimensions: length is 210.4 inches, width is 82.7 inches, height is 88.0 inches and wheelbase is 135.0 inches. Curb weight is 7300 lb / 3311 kg.
The interior design of this model is pure luxury. Thanks to the fantastic wheelbase of 3,42 m, this model will provide a lot of space inside and all passengers will enjoy a high dose of comfort. The rear seats of this model will be borrowed from the S-Class. However, compared to those seats in the S-Class, these seats will be improved and we can expect better seating comfort and spaciousness. As we already mention, the driver and the front passenger will be accommodated under the fixed roof. The rear passengers, on the other hand, will be accommodated under the convertible top roof, and they will have better freedom of movement, and consequently better comfort. Of course, all the seats in the 2018 Maybach G650 Landaulet cabin will be wrapped in the high-quality leather.
In order to provide excellent lateral support as well as high seating comfort, we can expect the inflatable air chambers provided by active multi-contour seats. Some other details from the outside are usual Maybach touches. We can anticipate carbon fiber trim and most likely two-tone leather with the contrast stitching. Furthermore, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz G650 Maybach Landaulet will provide a very good entertainment system(10-inch screens), also it will have two monitors for the rear passengers. At the center console, we can notice three distinctive push-button switches. Those switches are for the interior lighting and also for the opening and closing soft top.
Beneath the bonnet, the recently developed model will be very powerful. It will be equipped most likely with the 6.0-liter bi-turbo V-12 engine, In this application, this Mercedes-Benz G650 Maybach Landaulet engine will be capable of delivering up to 630 horsepower @ 5300 rpm and 737 pound-feet of torque @ 2300. The power from this engine will be of course routed to all wheels. When it comes to the transmission system, this engine will be mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission system. According to Mercedes, we can expect the acceleration time from 0-60 mph for 5.8 seconds. That acceleration is quite impressive considering the fact that this is G-Class, and that is more for an off-road drive. When it comes to the running gear, this model will most likely use exactly the same suspension and axles as the G500 4×4². That means that we can expect dual shocks, same portal axles, and high-performance brakes.
Price and Release date
As we already mention in the introduction, the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz G650 Maybach Landaulet will be limited edition, and we can expect only 99 units build. Usually, every model in G-Class is produced by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, and the same case we can expect with this model. According to Company, this model will be most likely introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017. Also, we can expect it in the market in autumn 2017. When it comes to prices, this model will be more expensive than for example G500 4×4² ($256,200). According to some rumors, this model will have a starting price of around $350.000. Also, it can cost $550.000 with more options.