You probably never wondered what a Maybached-out G Wagon would look like, but the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is here nonetheless. This partnership will deliver just 99 ultra-exclusive models. However, considering they are targeting a niche audience of super-wealthy individuals interested in some Maybach-level tackiness inside their G Wagon, that number actually sounds about right.
Exterior and Interior
Like the previous Mercedes-Maybach partnership, the S650 Cabriolet, the new 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet will feature the retractable top as well. With a 135.0 inch wheelbase, length of 210.4 in, width of 82.7 in and a height of 88.0 in, the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is quite corpulent.
Inside, not much of the G-Class interior design has changed, but by baring the Maybach nameplate, the Landaulet automatically receives some lavish features G-Wagon owner could only dream of. This features include luxurious calf leather seats with inflatable air chambers with heating and massage capabilities, heated and cooled drink holders, high-resolution personal displays as well as a premium sound system. There is also a partition that changes from cloudy to transparent with a click of a button, some fold-out tray tables, and a set of silver champagne flutes, provided by Robbe & Berking. Thanks to the extra 22.75 inches of wheelbase, the rear seats are so expansive that they can fully recline in just 20 seconds, offering ultimate comfort.
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Engine and Performance
The new Mercedes-Maybach will be powered by a twin-turbocharged and intercooled SOHC 36-valve V-12 engine, which will feature aluminum block and heads as well as port fuel injection. This setup will have an output of staggering 621 horsepower at 5300 rpm and 738 lb-ft of torque at 2300 rpm. All of this power will be transmitted to all four wheels through a 7-speed automatic that will include a manual shifting mode.
In terms of performance, the Mercedes-Maybach pulls off some enviable figures. It will race from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 sec and it hits the 100 mph mark in 16.4 sec. Furthermore, it runs the quarter mile 14.5 sec at a top speed of just 112 mph, but the G650 will reportedly be capable of more.
Mercedes claims that this new model will have pervasive off reading capabilities. Although, if the locking differentials, shift-on-the-fly low range, and 18 inches of ground clearance are any indication, the Landaulet is better suited for a joy ride around someone’s lavish estate.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Release Date and Price
Mercedes hasn’t released the pricing for the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet and apparently they have no intention to. With this move they are already saying – you can’t afford it. But if there are any millionaires reading this, we expect the new Mercedes-Maybach to start at around $550.000. The release date is also yet to be revealed, but the Landaulet should become available by the end of the year.
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