The expected novelty debuted at the exhibition in Guangzhou, China: Daimler expects that China will have a significant share of sales, although the Mercedes-Maybach GLS will appear in the United States, the middle East, and, of course, in Russia. The most luxurious of all possible all-terrain "Mercedes" is built on the basis of the serial GLS and differs from it at first glance is not too noticeable.
Signs Maybach steel new grille and bumpers, 22 - or 23-inch wheels, three-beam star on the hood and the brand logo on the rear pillars and a special two-color solution of the exterior: eight color combinations are offered. At the same time, neither the outer dimensions of the GLS nor the wheelbase have changed.
However, the interior was still more spacious, especially at the back. We achieved this by diving" deep into " the rear sofa (or optional separate seats) by 120 mm: as a result, the space in the legs of passengers can reach 1.34 m. the Seats for passengers are borrowed from the passenger "Maybach", but installed much higher. They are equipped with everything that can be imagined inside the car, including ventilation, heating, footrests and the ability to recline the backrest by 45 degrees, massage with the effect of "hot stones" and control not only the keys on the doors, but also from the tablet on the center console.
Daimler paid special attention to noise insulation and acoustic comfort in General. Even the fans of the climate control system have learned to work silently, and to communicate with the driver, you can use the intercom built into the onboard acoustics. The rear passengers have their own multimedia system with 11-inch touch-screen monitors, electric blinds on the Windows, a champagne fridge and the ability to feel the Maybach signature aroma, designed specifically for the GLS.
The air suspension with adaptive shock absorbers and roll suppression system included in the standard package is also focused on the comfort of movement. For the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, a turbocharged 4-liter V8 is offered, developing 558 HP and 730 Nm of torque. It works together with the electric "superstructure" EQ Boost and 9-speed automatic and accelerates the SUV weighing 2.78 tons to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds. The GLS 580 has 489 forces and 700 Nm, it is able to accelerate to 100 km / h in 5.3 s, the maximum speed of both cars is electronically limited to 250 km/h. Later, according to rumors, the off-road "Maybach" will appear and V12-for example, "sworn friends" of Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
And especially the creators of new items are proud of small, it would seem, detail-automatic footrests. They should facilitate the process of landing and exiting the car, but do not affect its aerodynamics in motion, as they are able to automatically fold and slide out, focusing on the position of the doors. This process takes about a second, and the footrests are made of anodized aluminum, and are equipped with their own backlight.
On sale Mercedes-Maybach GLS will appear in the second half of next year at a price of about 200 thousand dollars.