Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 2020.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 2020.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 2020.

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 crossover has been declassified.
An excellent example of a clear division of target markets: the premiere of the «charged» crossover Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 took place at the motor show in Los Angeles today, and at the same time, on the other side of the world — in China — the presentation of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 model took place.

Four years ago, Maybach lost its independent status and turned into a sub-brand, but it was after that that success finally came to him.

Now every seventh Mercedes S-class in the world is sold in the Maybach version, the number of cars produced has already exceeded 45 thousand. And with the crossover, sales will go even more cheerful!

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 2020.

True, if the Mercedes-Maybach S-class differs from the base sedan in body length and doorways, the luxurious GLS uses a standard body: the length (5205) and wheelbase (3135) have not changed.

From the external features — a radiator grille characteristic of Maybachs, an abundance of chrome parts, branded logos on the roof pillars and original wheels with a diameter of 22 or 23 inches.

For Maybach, you can order a two-color body paint (a choice of eight combinations), and another feature is the electrically operated and illuminated retractable footrests.

They leave from under the thresholds in about a second after opening the doors and can withstand up to 200 kg. True, Range Rover SUVs or Cadillac Escalade had such thresholds many years ago …

The focus is on the rear of the cabin. The third row has disappeared irrevocably, and the second is shifted back by 120 mm in comparison with the «usual» Mercedes GLS.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 2020.

Standard equipment is a three-seater sofa with electrically adjustable side sections, the backs of which can be folded back by 43.5 degrees, taking a reclining position.

Heating, ventilation and a built-in massager are also provided. And for a surcharge, you can order separate chairs with a massive console between them, in which folding tables and a refrigerator are hidden.

Maybach «in the base» has curtains on the rear windows, a panoramic roof, a separate air conditioning for the rear of the cabin and contour lighting of the cabin (64 colors).

And the seats, doors and dashboard are upholstered in genuine nappa leather, although an even more expensive finish is available.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 2020.

The luggage compartment is separated from the passenger compartment by a fixed horizontal shelf — this reduces the noise level in the passenger compartment and has a positive effect on body rigidity and vibration level. The volume of the compartment is 520 liters.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 2020.

According to the numbers in the index, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 should have a V12 engine, but this is not the case. The crossover is equipped with the same V8 4.0 biturbo engine as the simpler Mercedes-Benz GLS 580, although its output is still increased — from 489 hp. and 700 Nm to 558 hp. and 730 Nm.

Plus there is the EQ-Boost system, which is a starter-generator powered by a 48-volt electrical system.

The motor produces 22 hp. and 250 Nm, helps in the first seconds of acceleration, and can also quickly start a gasoline engine as part of a start-stop system.

Like the regular GLS, the new Maybach comes with Airmatic air suspension. An alternative is the E-Active Body Control hydropneumatic suspension, powered by the same 48-volt electrical system as the starter generator and capable of individually steering each wheel.

On asphalt, the system can deal with rolls, and off-road, it can pre-align the position of the body, compensating for the terrain on which the wheels roll.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 2020.

And for the luxury crossover, a separate Maybach driving mode has been developed, which changes the settings of the power unit and suspension for the most comfortable movement.

However, the ultimate dynamics is impressive: from place to «hundred» — in 4.9 s, maximum speed — 250 km / h.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 will hit the global market in the second half of 2020.

The cars will be produced at the same plant in the United States, where the regular GLS is made, and the cross-Maybach could become the most expensive American production car.

According to preliminary information, the starting price will be approximately 200 thousand dollars.

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