The German automaker decided to use the Maybach name for its most luxurious vehicles, making such a version for the facelifted GLS lineup in the Spring of 2023.
After the dismissal of the Maybach as a brand, Mercedes-Benz tried to keep it alive on its vehicles. Thus, apart from the S-Class, it used it on the GLS, which was its most luxurious SUV. While it wasn't a competitor for a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, it was certainly a vehicle that could threaten a Bentley Bentayga, at least in term of comfort and features. And, while the rest of the GLS range was fitted as standard in a seven-seat configuration, this exclusive model was only fitted with four. But that wasn't the only difference.
Boasting a new front fascia with a bigger grille, the GLS 600 Maybach tried to raise the luxury bar to a new level. Thus, besides the two-tone bodywork offered as an option, it also featured exclusive 21" light-alloy wheels. As an option, customers could opt for a set of 21" ones. Like the rest of the GLS range, the 600 Maybach also featured a new set of 3D taillights at the back. Still, its rear bumper was different than the rest of the range and sported a pair of flat exhaust tips mounted on the sides while the entire apron was chromed.
But where the GLS 600 excelled was on its interior. The leather-wrapped cabin featured four comfortable seats. Those placed in the back were also reclining and separated by a tall center console extended all the way to the dashboard. In addition, those seated in the back could enjoy not two but three touchscreens. Two were mounted in front of them on the front seats' seatbacks, and one between them. It was all about these occupants' comfort on long travels.
Just like the rest of its stablemates, the GLS 600 Maybach featured a twin-turbo V8 engine tuned to produce 550 PS (542 hp) paired with the same nine-speed automatic transmission that sent power in all corners.
ENGINE SPECS - 600 4.0L V8 AWD (550 HP)
|Power:||404.5 KW @ 6000-6500 RPM|
550 HP @ 6000-6500 RPM
542 BHP @ 6000-6500 RPM
|Torque:||538 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 RPM|
729 Nm @ 2500-5000 RPM
|Electrical motor power:||15.4 kw (21 hp)|
|Electrical motor torque:||135.7 lb-ft (184 Nm)|
|Top Speed:||155 mph (249 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||4.9 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|