Press - Nov 2019

Mercedes Maybach GLS 600

The Collaborative efforts of both Mercedes and Maybach have Revealed their rival to the likes of the Rolls Royce Cullinan and the Bentley Bentayga. This GLS will be the most luxury-focused SUV. Driving all four wheels through the familiar 4matic system is a 4.0 litre V8 tweaked for Maybach application and producing 410 kW and 730Nm linked to a nine-speed automatic. Much like many other new Mercedes AMG products a 48 Volt system. The system allows for the EQ boost, which is an elaborate explanation to an additional 16kW and more substantially 250NM from the surge of power offered from the electrically driven turbine and. A this makes the 600 good for a 0 – 100 of 4.9 seconds and the typical 250 km/h cap.

The Size of the GLS has always been a minor drawback to the smaller cheaper name younger brother, but in this application makes a lot of strong arguments for its broad shoulders. The 5.2 metre long, 2.0 meters wide and about 1.8 meters tall, it provides an interior space that beholds ‘lots of room for activities’ and even more so with the front passenger seat that can be reconfigured to increase legroom. More comfort features include air suspension that lowers and lift the car upon the opening of the doors, aluminium retracting running boards that hide away when not needed. The 600 comes standard with Air suspension but has the optional Maybach Drive programme that offers a fully active system and a more cushioned ride.

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4 Matic offerings will boast both a 4 and 5 seat configuration, and the promise of the use of best materials and luxury-focused drive and insulation are key focus points. Discernable for the standard model by the distinct Maybach treatment that is the addition of chrome around the windows, and door sills, 22 and 23-Inch wheels and eight new two-tone colour combinations for the exterior. Internally its business as usual with high-quality fitments and finishes and optional extra’s to transform your GLS 600 into a 4.9 Second Lounge seat, with the rear seats offering climate, massage and reclining options as standard 

The GLS 600 will reach South Africa but only in the latter half of 2020