- the mercedes-maybach gls600 4matic suv will be the first suv in the maybach lineup, and it'll start at $161,550.
- that starting price makes the maybach gls600 cheaper than the other maybach offerings, including the s560 and s650 sedans.
- the maybach gls600 will go on sale later this year.
when you combine maybach with an suv, one would expect it to command a starting price higher than the mercedes-maybach s560 and s650 sedans. but, mercedes-maybach announced that won’t be the case with the 2021 maybach gls600 4matic as it will start at $161,550, making it competitive with its ultra-luxury peers such as the aston martin dbx and the bentley bentayga.
the mercedes-maybach gls will be powered with an electrified twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8 engine, a divergence from the twin-turbo v-12 offered in the s650. the engine in the maybach gls will churn out 550 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque, and the integrated 48-volt starter/generator can up that by 21 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, albeit briefly. that engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission which helps bring this suv to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.
elsewhere, this mercedes-maybach is eye-catching and chauffeur-ready. this maybach gls, unlike the standard one, will be offered with only two rows, and the second row can be outfitted with either a pair of reclinable seats or a three-seat option. a chrome-clad grille and a two-tone paint option make it known without a doubt that this is a maybach.
the mercedes-maybach gls600 will reach dealers later this year.