Aside from the S-Class, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS also made its debut here in Malaysia this week, perfect for the towkays who’re looking for the luxury of a Maybach, but still want to sit a little bit higher in an SUV.
Although, you’ll only be able to sit two passengers instead of the usual five at the back of a GLS, because the Maybach version here comes with the First Class cabin as standard. But of course, as you’d expect, the two seats are incredibly comfortable as usual, as they can be reclined by up to 43.5-degrees, and even comes with an electrically-adjustable ottoman for your legs.
Other standard features at the back include a Rear Entertainment package, consisting of two 11.6-inch touchscreen infotainment package and a seven-inch Android tablet on the centre console, and even a fridge between the two seats to store your champagne.
On the outside, the Maybach GLS stands out from the “normal” Mercedes-Benz model with several Maybach-exclusive touches including the signature grille, extra shiny chrome trims, massive 23-inch polished multispoke alloy wheels, and Maybach emblems on the C-pillars.
The biggest addition, however, is only visible when you open the door – a massive powered anodised aluminium running board, to make getting in and out of the massive behemoth a little easier.
Underneath the bonnet of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic is a 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine that’s good for 558 hp and 730 Nm of torque, paired to a 48V mild hybrid system that provides another 22 hp and 250 Nm when needed.
All in all, the 2.7-tonne luxury SUV is able to propel itself from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, with power sent to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission and the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS starts from RM1.78 million Ringgit here in Malaysia, although it should be noted that the listed price is only for the standard car almost like the one you see here, and any option box you tick during order will increase the price, perhaps at an exponential rate.