Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet unveiled, 99 units only, 1,000 Nm! [+Video]


The current generation Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is actually 33 years old, and just how proper a send-off it deserves? The Maybach touch of course, no less. Debuting at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show is the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet!

Unlike the AMG G 63 6×6 and G 500 4×4, the military grade G-Wagon Landaulet is only limited to 99 units! It’s suitably large as well, with a length of 5,345 mm, 2,335 mm tall and 2,110 mm wide. The wheelbase spans 3,428 mm long, surpassing even that of the long-wheelbase version of the S-Class.

The G650 Landaulet is strictly a four-seater, and it has half-convertible roof structure – a nod to the decorated Maybach 62 Landaulet of past. By half we mean only the rear passengers can enjoy the fresh breeze of nature.

Powering this exquisite German metal is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine that produces a monstrous 630 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. Drive is of course sent to all four wheels, though the 4WD system here is no slouch. Off-road capabilities are enhanced with portal axles, providing a ground clearance of 450 mm. Wheel size measure at 22-inch and come fitted with 325/55 profile tyres.

Mercedes-Maybach have yet to reveal the pricing of this luxurious off-road SUV, but we have every reason to believe that it will be one of the most, if not the priciest variant in the model’s 33-year long history. Expect to see one parked in the garages of the Sheikhs and footballers across the globe.


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Travis Chang

Travis Chang

While his day job is as exciting as a certain beige saloon, he knows a thing or two about cars and motorsports. The true definition of motoring nirvana according to him is a clear and twisty tarmac surrounded with mesmerizing vistas, followed with a track list of indie tunes on the stereo. Any cars will do fine, not so for big MPVs which he loathes...
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