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2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS Redesign Specifications - In Daimler AG talk, the double-M high-end vehicle symbol no more implies "Maybach-Manufaktur." Currently the legendary symbol means "Mercedes-Maybach," with the ultra-luxurious 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class currently going far for the brand-new sub-brand. The super-lux S-Class is simply the initial of a whole variety of versions readied to use the brand-new symbol, as the German carmaker is currently preparing to present a hyper-luxurious variation of its full-size SUV, the GL-Class. Given that Mercedes-Benz has actually currently promised to transform its versions' names for a much better clearness, the GL-Class will certainly be relabelled GLS following its mid-cycle renovation at the end of 2015.
Evaluating by the quantity of upgrades that the S-Class has actually gotten to be worthwhile of the Mercedes-Maybach tag, the GLS must possibly up that quantity much more to stay on par with the Bentley, which will certainly be made from scratch to be one of the most glamorous SUV on earth. In any case, Mercedes-Benz is clearly familiar with ultra-luxury functions, so the only concern continuing to be is just how unique the Mercedes-Maybach GLS will certainly be as compared to the typical design.
With the GL-Class currently almost as long as the typical S-Class, anticipate the uber-luxurious variation of the facelifted GLS to raise a little in dimension and also wheelbase. With that said in mind, the greatest style distinction compared with a non-Maybach Maybach GLS will certainly be the back doors, which will certainly be a little bigger as well as will certainly not discuss the back wheel arcs to much better suit back travelers. Aside from that, a collection of unique wheels, double-M badging, chrome-engulfed home window sills and also B-pillars will certainly be the only distinctions as seen from the side.
The front end, besides including a brand new layout thanks to the renovation, will certainly be personalized discreetly for the Maybach version too. Anticipate the grille to showcase 3 chrome dual louvers like on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, while the air consumption in the bumper will certainly likewise obtain double the trim of the routine version. Regarding the back goes, besides Mercedes-Maybach badging, the tailpipe leaves will certainly have a distinct style, with a lot more chrome trim included all-time low of the bumper. Overall, the call-word needs to be "refined," not "luxurious" regarding the outside style is worried.
Although the present GL-Class is the only seven-seat SUV, the Maybach-infused GLS will most likely switch over to simply 4 seats, with the back travelers obtaining a lot of the brand-new services and also far more clearance as well as legroom. 2 private and also lying "first-rate" seats will certainly inhabit the back part of the cabin, with back guests obtaining even more playthings to play compared to those in advance.
A brand-new facility console will certainly rest in between both passengers, providing accessibility to unique setups for the rubbing seats, 2 private tables, a climate-control system with 2 areas, a warmed or cooled down dual mug owner and also controls for the readily available infomercial system. An optional fridge will certainly probably be offered, in addition to a brand-new variation of the Magic Skies sunroof that could transform nontransparent at the press of a switch. Aside from that, a brand-new door-trim style and also flexible semi-aniline natural leather need to come requirement.
It is prematurely to leap to the final thought that the Mercedes-Maybach GLS will certainly obtain the twin-turbo V-12 from the S600, however if the German carmaker will likely require it to take on the upcoming W-12-powered Bentley Bentayga Bentley Bentayga. As for power and also torque are worried, the twin-turbocharged, 4.7-liter V-8 in the GL550 need to be greater than approximately the job. With 429 horse power and also 516 pound-feet of torque, just 5.4 secs are called for to strike 62 miles per hour from a standing begin.
Outfitted with 4MATIC four-wheel drive as basic, the ultra-luxurious GLS will certainly be the very first Maybach design ever before to send out power to all 4 wheels. Whatever engine it obtains, it will likely be coupled with the brand-new nine-speed transmission that lately located its method the GLE Sports car also. Smooth yet reliable equipment moving will most likely not interrupt the guests one little bit also in stop-and-go web traffic. A digitally regulated Airmatic suspension will certainly likewise can be found in typical, unlike the off-road bundle discovered in the routine GLS version.
With the present GL550 beginning at $89,950 as well as the GL63 AMG beginning at $119,450, I anticipate the Mercedes-Maybach version to be one of the most costly GLS at concerning $150,000. That could feel like a ton of cash money, however remember that not just will the Bentley Bentayga most likely be far more costly, yet that cost would certainly make it the least expensive Maybach-branded brand-new vehicle ever before.
While a lot of the information worrying the future Maybach-branded SUV fall under the "speculative" division, the version has extremely high possibilities of going into manufacturing at some point in 2016 or 2017. When it does, it will certainly either come a cropper or merely go a little bit under the radar compared to the very first Bentley SUV. I'm not being a pessimist, yet I merely could not see just how an auto that comes from a sub-brand could fight the large kids from a sales perspective. Regardless of this, taking into consideration that Daimler will certainly spend a lot less loan in the version's advancement compared to the VW Car Team did and also still performs in the Bentayga, there is likely a terrific company situation for the German luxo-SUV.