Folks, this is the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, the first off-roader from Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand and it looks, well, pretty much like the G-class. If you are into off-roaders and want all the luxury you can on a car while feeling the rush of air, then this is it. Its Mercedes-AMG V12 Biturbo motor, outputting 630 horses and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque, give it more than enough grunt to take on the beaten trails while Mercedes’ 4WD technology along with portable axles paired to 22-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels wrapped in 325/55 R 22 tires, affords it with ample ground clearance to overcome extreme obstacles.
And it does all those while keeping its occupants in a nest of luxury. With a longer wheelbase, G 650 Landaulet has the luxury of space within the cabin and luxury appointments like electrically multi-adjustable individual seats, adjustable calf-rest, massage functionality, electrically-operated fabric top, thermal cup holders, built-in tables, rear air conditioning, a glass partition, two 10-inch high-resolution media displays, and of course, a diamond stitched leather upholstered interior. From what we read, the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet Open-top Off-roader is no doubt the premiere off-roading experience. The question is, would someone, who can afford this yet-to-be-priced luxury SUV, take it through roads, or the lack thereof, less travelled?
This open-top four-seater under the Mercedes-Maybach branding is set to make its world premiere Geneva Motor Show in March 2017. Market launch of this special series will happen sometime in autumn with only 99 units to go around. Presumably, we are talking about global availability here and if so, we’d expect this luxe off-road baby to cost a lot more than a typical G-class. But that’s just our speculation. Push forth to catch a few more delightful images provided by Daimler AG. Try not to ruin your keyboard with your drool, ya?
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