2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS Reviews - In Daimler AG speak, the double-M high-end car emblem no more implies "Maybach-Manufaktur." Now the iconic symbol represents "Mercedes-Maybach," with the ultra-luxurious 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class already making a name for the new sub-brand. The super-lux S-Class is just the initial of a whole variety of designs readied to put on the brand-new emblem, as the German carmaker is now gearing up to introduce a hyper-luxurious variation of its full-size SUV, the GL-Class. Considering that Mercedes-Benz has already promised to change its designs' names for a better clarity, the GL-Class will certainly be relabelled GLS following its mid-cycle facelift at the end of 2015.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS Reviews
To puts it simply, the next Maybach-branded design from Stuttgart is most likely to be called Mercedes-Maybach GLS500. Some unsubstantiated records recommend that the GLS may get the twin-turbocharged V-12 rather than the V-8 however, which would undoubtedly transform the "500" into a "600." In any case, it is not the brand-new name that will certainly leave the largest impact. Instead, the huge news will be simply how luxurious this rig will be. I am talking about an auto that Mercedes-Benz intends to pit against the upcoming Bentley Bentayga, which not be an easy feat.
Evaluating by the amount of upgrades that the S-Class has actually gotten to be deserving of the Mercedes-Maybach moniker, the GLS needs to probably up that quantity a lot more to stay on top of the Bentley, which will be developed from the ground up to be the most elegant SUV on the planet. Regardless, Mercedes-Benz is certainly familiar with ultra-luxury attributes, so the only concern remaining is just how distinct the Mercedes-Maybach GLS will certainly be compared with the typical design.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS Exterior
With the GL-Class already nearly as lengthy as the common S-Class, anticipate the uber-luxurious variation of the facelifted GLS to boost a little in dimension as well as wheelbase. Keeping that in mind, the biggest design distinction compared with a non-Maybach GLS will be the rear doors, which will be a little bigger and also will not look at the back wheel arches to better accommodate rear guests. Other than that, a set of distinctive wheels, double-M badging, chrome-engulfed window sills and B-pillars will certainly be the only distinctions as seen from the side.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS Interior
Although the present GL-Class is the only seven-seat SUV, the Maybach-infused GLS will possibly switch over to just 4 seats, with the back guests getting most of the brand-new facilities and also a lot more headroom and legroom. Two individual as well as reclining "extraordinary" seats will certainly occupy the rear component of the cabin, with back travelers getting more toys to play than those in advance.
A brand-new facility console will certainly rest in between the two passengers, providing accessibility to unique settings for the rubbing seats, 2 specific tables, a climate-control system with 2 zones, a warmed or cooled down double cup holder and also controls for the offered infotainment system. An optional refrigerator will certainly most likely be offered, along with a new version of the Magic Skies sunroof that could transform nontransparent at the press of a button. Aside from that, a brand-new door-trim design and flexible semi-aniline natural leather need to come criterion.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS Drivetrain
It is prematurely to leap to the final thought that the Mercedes-Maybach GLS will get the twin-turbo V-12 from the S600, however if the German carmaker will likely need it to compete with the upcoming W-12-powered Bentley Bentayga. As far as power as well as torque are worried, the twin-turbocharged, 4.7-liter V-8 in the GL550 need to be greater than up to the job. With 429 horse power as well as 516 pound-feet of torque, just 5.4 secs are needed to strike 62 mph from a standing beginning.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS Reviews Prices
With the existing GL550 beginning at $89,950 and the GL63 AMG beginning at $119,450, I anticipate the Mercedes-Maybach variant to be one of the most costly GLS at about $150,000. That may appear like a ton of cash money, but remember that not just will the Bentley Bentayga possibly be much more costly, however that cost would certainly make it the most affordable Maybach-branded new vehicle ever.