There won’t be big changes on the super-luxurious 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 compared to its previous edition. The German carmaker has big plans and the company launched the SUV in China, rather than some big stage, such as the United States, or its homeland. Many fans made the comparison between Maybach SUV and G-Class G650 Landaulet. Well, this time the company is going with the serial production of the vehicle. The G650 Landaulet was the limited-edition offer with a stunning price tag.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 brings a perfect interior and eye-catching exterior. It will be based on the GLS, but you will be able to recognize it pretty easily. Under the hood is a mighty V8 engine with a configuration that will provide 550 horsepower. The EQ Boost system will enhance outputs. Of course, the 4Matic AWD is standard. Such high outputs are promising superb acceleration time and max speed.
The luxurious SUV is not going to be cheap. The price tag of $160k will set it next to Aston Martin DBX and Bentley Bentayga. There are a few more expensive models in the market. But, fans of the German Tri-Point Star company will go after the new vehicle, which will be available in the market for the next couple of seasons before the re-evaluation of the sales performance and a possible redesign.
Full Specs Sheet
A 4.0-liter V8 is the largest powerplant the German company is using. Engineers are enhancing the standard edition with a few upgrades to maximize the power output. First of all, the twin-turbo system is there, as well as the EQ Boost. Soon, we will see fully-electric vehicles based on EQ technology. Meanwhile, this upgrade will add some power (22 hp and 185 lb-ft for the Maybach GLS 600), plus, it saves some fuel. However, when paying $160k for the ride, the gas mileage is not one of the worries. You know a 4.0-liter V8 is being used for other high-end models in the MB lineup. But, this one is unique and designed especially for the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600. Besides 550 ponies, the SUV also delivers 540 lb-ft of twist power (petrol engine + EQ Boost).
Furthermore, the system is making the SUV stop the clock just under 5 seconds before it hits 60 mph from stop. This is not a bad result for such big and heavy vehicle. Max speed is 155 mph (250 km/h). Of course, engineers had to limit it. Just for details – the consumption is around 20 mpg combined, while the total gas emission is 428 g/km.
What Makes the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 So Special?
Whenever you hear Maybach, you know it is all about luxury. In this case, the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 will be easy to recognize thanks to the tri-point star and vertical grille bars. Everything is chromed, by the way. This is not the first time fans see this design solution after the facelifted S-Class introduced it, and the styling is also used on the Pullman vehicles. There are few other chromed details around the body. 22-inch wheels are standard, while you are eligible to pick 23-inch rims as the optional upgrade. Two-tone paint is exclusive for Mayback, while you can select one of the eight combinations.
Inside, the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 will be a two-row model. There is room for the third row, but it would affect overall comfort, and this is the priority for this vehicle. When paying so much for a ride, you want peace of mind and maximum pleasure for you and your passengers. Nappa leather upholstery is standard. Business-class seats are installed in the rear row. Panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats, and multiple zones of climate control are also there.
2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 Price and Competition
Even the standard GLS swims into the six-digit price realm with a V8 engine. The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 will make the offer more luxurious and expensive. The base MSRP is just north of $160,000. Experts predicted the price around $200k when the Maybach SUV appeared for the first time. But, Mercedes made it a bit more affordable. At the same level, you can buy Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover SVAutobiography. On the other hand, you need extra funds to purchase Lamborghini Urus. At the high-end of the list is Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Soon, we expect a debut of the Ferrari Purosangue, the first SUV by the legendary Italian carmaker, which will set new standards. This could make Mercedes make McLaren SUV rumors become the truth.
Source: MB USA