Mercedes-Maybach GLS to debut in November with rumored $200,000 sticker

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Mercedes-Maybach is cooking up its personal model of the just lately redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLS and has confirmed the car for launch in November, which factors to a debut at both the Los Angeles Auto Present or Auto Guangzhou each on that month.

Being based mostly on the GLS, manufacturing will likely be dealt with at Mercedes’ plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is already churning out the usual GLS. Naturally, the Maybach model will include a a lot increased price ticket than the $76,195 base sticker of the GLS, with the place to begin rumored to be about $200,000. That can make the Maybach GLS one of the crucial costly automobiles in-built North America. Critically, the car’s arrival will push Maybach into an ever-expanding section.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

The Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Lamborghini Urus are already profiting from an increasing marketplace for high-profile SUVs with costs to match mortgages, and even the likes of Aston Martin and Ferrari plan to hitch the fray. It is sensible that Maybach will need to lengthen its identify to extra automobiles that the ultra-wealthy search, too.

As for the design, the Maybach GLS ought to pull cues from the Imaginative and prescient Mercedes-Maybach Final Luxurious Idea unveiled final 12 months. Judging by our spy photographs of prototypes, the Maybach GLS will share its physique and lights with the usual GLS however put on a singular grille just like the one on the idea.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept

Imaginative and prescient Mercedes-Maybach Final Luxurious idea

The cabin is the place we’ll doubtless see the largest departures from the usual GLS versus the Maybach mannequin. The latter ought to put an emphasis on even grander supplies and doubtlessly concentrate on rear-seat passenger consolation as nicely, maybe even providing up the choice for the rear bench to be swapped for a pair of reclining government chairs. If the Mercedes-Maybach Final Luxurious Idea is any gauge, the again seats will likely be a really good place to be.

The usual powertrain is predicted to be the GLS580’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-Eight which comes mated to a mild-hybrid system and delivers 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. A extra highly effective plug-in hybrid powertrain doubtlessly in a GLS680 is predicted in some unspecified time in the future as nicely. In each instances a 9-speed automated must be commonplace.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept

Imaginative and prescient Mercedes-Maybach Final Luxurious idea

Mercedes doubtless has excessive hopes for the Maybach GLS. Because the model revived the Maybach identify, which is at present reserved for the S-Class, it has been a smash hit. Final 12 months, we reported one in 10 S-Class sedans bought was a Maybach mannequin. China, Russia, and the U.S. have been the important thing markets.

Be aware, the GLS will not be the primary SUV to put on the Maybach badge. That honor goes to the Maybach G650 Landaulet launched final 12 months and restricted to only 99 models.