Maybach and Mercedes are once again joining forces for an ultra-extravagant model, the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. This time their victim is the already very indulgent Mercedes G-Wagon, and by the time designers at Maybach are done pimping it out, we will end up with the most unnecessary vehicle on the market today. But luckily, they will only produce 99 very exclusive models, so we won’t have to suffer in a large quantaty.
Exterior and Interior
This latest collaboration from Mercedes-Benz and Maybach follows last years release of the S650 Cabriolet. And one thing that the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet will be taking from the S650 will be the soft top retractable roof.
Inside, whoever buy this vehicle will be riding in the lap of luxury with luxurious calf leather upholstery and wood trims. The seats will come with inflatable air chambers with heating and massage capabilities, while the entire back row can fully recline in about 20 seconds. Being pimped out by Maybach adds some super exclusive features to the original G-Wagon interior. Features you probably never even imagined, and definitely don’t need like the 10-inch LCD displays, heated, cooled, and illuminated cup holders, some fold-out tray tables, and a set of silver champagne flutes by Robbe & Berking.
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Engine and Powertrain
Under the hood of the new G650 will be the twin-turbocharged and intercooled SOHC 36-valve V-12 engine with aluminum block and heads as well as port fuel injection. This V12 will reportedly deliver up to 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic that will include a manual shifting mode, and the vehicle will feature an all-wheel drive. Furthermore, this new model will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 sec and it runs the quarter mile in 14.5 sec. The top speed is fixed at 112 mph, but apparently, the Landaulet could go to 150 mph if you want it to.
In terms of off road capabilities, Mercedes and Maybach think that the G650 could be a contender. But, while considering aspects like the locking differential and just 18 inches of ground clearance, this new model will be better suited for a quiet safari ride or a trip through the country side than any serious off road terrain.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Release Date and Price
The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is expected to go into production very soon, but this model is so exclusive that the official release date won’t be issued. But the members of the 1% to whom this monstrosity is intended for will probably know when and where to get it. The price information is also being kept a secret, but be sure to know that without at least half a million dollars spare, you can’t even get close.
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