Australian specs and pricing have been announced for the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 ahead of a local arrival in August.
Pricing starts from $358,300 plus on-road costs which easily undercuts the rival Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
The Maybach GLS600 is powered by the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 found across the Mercedes-AMG range. In this application, it develops 410kW of power and 730Nm of torque which is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The engine is augmented by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that provides an additional 16kW and 250Nm when under load.
From the outside plenty of bling is afforded via vertical chrome struts on the grille with pinstripe effect, chrome highlights around the side windows and chrome inserts in the side sill panels.
Other features include multibeam LED headlights, 23-inch wheels, special D-pillar badging as well as electronically extending running boards that stow out of sight when not needed.
The heavily insulated interior features climatised, massaging, reclining outer rear seats, padded areas finished in fine Nappa leather, the MBUX Rear Tablet system, and an electric opening panoramic sunroof with an opaque roller blind.
For limousine-like legroom, the rear seats also sit a further 120mm back compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLS and can be reclined backwards up to 43.5 degrees.
For additional comfort, folding tables and a refrigerator with space for champagne bottles can be optioned, along with silver champagne flutes. Classy!
Scroll below for the Maybach GLS600’s equipment highlights.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is available to order now with deliveries set to commence in August.
2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS pricing (excludes on-road costs)
GLS600 – $358,300
2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 equipment highlights:
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
12.3-inch infotainment system
Dual 11.6-inch rear touchscreens
Heated, ventilated and massaging front and rear seats
Power-adjustable front and outboard rear seats
Power running boards
Airmatic air suspension
23-inch alloy wheels
Burmester 28-speaker sound system
Semi-autonomous parking assist
Matrix LED headlights with adaptive high-beam
Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
Four-zone climate control
Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Traffic sign assist
Exit warning alert
Evasive steering assist
Nine airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag
Adaptive cruise control with stop & go
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