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Mercedes-Maybach reveals ultra-luxurious G650 Landaulet 4x4
Mercedes-Benz announced the retirement of the current W463 G-Wagen after nearly 40 years of production. To send off the long-running W463, Mercedes partnered with Maybach for the ultra-luxurious G650 Landaulet. 99 units of the elegant off-roader will be produced and sold.
Part opulent limousine and part soft-top SUV, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is powered by an AMG-tuned bi-turbo V12 producing 630 PS and an astounding 1000 Nm of torque. The high-end SUV is based on the G500 4x4² and AMG G63 6x6.
The Landaulet makes use of the aforementioned off-roaders' portal axles for increased ground clearance, locking differentials, and transfer cases for low range. The Maybach-badged G650 promises to be as capable in the dirt as it is lush and comfortable. The differential locks at the front, center, and rear come standard and can be engaged on the fly. 325 / 55 R22 tire sizes also make for an ideal ride platform for both on and off-road use.
The Landaulet’s completely reclinable rear seats feature massage functions and deployable leg rests. For the passengers, a business console houses a hidden, foldable table with leather inserts to use as comfortable writing surfaces while illuminated cup holders can also either heat or cool drinks. Two 10-inch high-resolution LCD screens provide entertainment.
Premium upholstery with diamond stitching gives the two-tone interior a classic touch, and the Landaulet’s rear seats were borrowed from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class for a VIP feel. A soft top makes this luxury SUV suitable for private safaris, while its reclinable seats could make star-gazing an effortless and grand experience.
The open-top Mercedes-Maybach Landaulet will be available in four interior schemes, four paint colors, and three soft-top colors. Price has yet to be specified, but its debut is slated for the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.