Mercedes-Maybach GLS (2020)

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an extension of its Maybach line-up with a new 550bhp flagship version of the third-generation GLS at the 2019 Guangzhou motor show in China.

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS combines the body form and superior, robust technical basis provided by the GLS, the S-Class among SUVs, with all the technical and material luxury of a top-class saloon car. It stylishly yet emphatically shows its special standing among the Mercedes-Benz SUVs.

The Mercedes-Maybach bears the Mercedes star in the traditional way, upright on the bonnet. Where the Mercedes-Benz GLS sports a large star between two horizontal louvres in the radiator grille, the Mercedes-Maybach grille has a fine, elegant line of vertical chrome pinstripes as a motif. They widen into small oar-blades at the upper edge, blending into the chrome frame bearing the lettering “MAYBACH” at its top centre.

The new 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC (X 167) in the two-colour paint rubellite red/obsidian black with open doors.
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The side sill panels in particular are more than just an embellishment. As standard, they include a running board that automatically swings out for passengers to enter and leave the vehicle.

Made from high-gloss aluminium with anti-slip rubber strips, the more than two-metre long running boards are a USP of the Mercedes Maybach GLS. They not only allow Mercedes-Maybach GLS drivers and passengers convenient access and egress, but also ensure an incomparable spectacle each time.

Especially the Executive Rear can be used both as an office and as a private relaxation zone. The integration of digital devices plays an important role in every seat. High-resolution displays with brilliant graphics and touchscreens for controlling the extensive features further enhance the luxurious ambience. The Mercedes-Maybach user can perfectly integrate his or her digital environment into the car, whether as a self-driver or being chauffeured.

Interior: The spacious rear seats of the new 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC (X 167).
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The interior of the Mercedes-Maybach uses the generous dimensions of the GLS to offer drivers and passengers comfortable seating on all four or five seats. It is conceived as a feel-good zone where the driver and passengers are able to use their time as they wish in extraordinary comfort.

The luxurious interior of the new 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC (X 167).

The E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension based on the 48-volt on-board electrical system, an innovation in suspension technology that meets the highest standards, can be ordered as an option. A special Maybach drive programme tuned for maximum ride comfort has been developed for both suspension variants.

The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC is driven exclusively by the powerful and discreet M 177 – a new, electrified variant of the V8 petrol engine with a displacement of 3,982 cc, 48-volt on-board electrical system and integrated starter-alternator (ISG). ISG is responsible for hybrid functions such as EQ Boost or energy recovery, while allowing fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology. The development focused on the long-term improvement of the consumption and emissions figures. At the same time, the customers’ power expectations need to be met.

Front view: The new 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC (X 167) in the two-colour paint rubellite red/obsidian black on a country road.
Image Credit: Mercedes-Benz

As a result, the engine produces an output of 410 kW (558 PS) and 730 Nm of torque. An additional 250 Nm of torque and 16 kW/22 PS output are available temporarily via EQ Boost. Power is transmitted by the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The wide spread of ratios for gears one to nine ensures a significant reduction in the engine speed and is a decisive factor behind the high levels of drive and ride comfort. Likewise standard is the transfer case with variable transfer of the drive torque from 0-100 percent (Torque on Demand) between the axles.

Source / Further information : Mercedes

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