Without further ado we introduce the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet – an amalgamation of luxury, brute force and off-road tactility all in one connoisseur package with an AMG heart.
We might have been really busy with other stuff lately, but that won’t stop us from reviewing this bruce-wayne endorsed Maybach badged machine. The name might be unearthly; it’s a bunch of interesting things mashed together and you can’t help yourself but feel enticed.
Step on it, and you’ll blow up like a chimney with 621-hp hurling out of that AMG V12 engine. This all happens from what appears to be a V12-engined G-Class convertible with uber luxurious treatment. The Maybach badge is icing on the cake.
Another limited edition G-Class you might say. Yes, it might be that – but Maybach just gave you a fully loaded S-Class that can go offroading and lose its top. How can you say no to that? Mercedes addresses your concerns with this statement: “The off-road icon demonstrates that the definition of unique luxury can always be taken to a new level.”
Dimensions are befitting of such a monstrous sized machine, set at 2.2m high and 5.3m long. Stack two countaches on top of each other and you’ll get the picture.
This isn’t a traditional convertible though, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet gives the driver and front passengers a proper roof while the rear passengers receive a folding fabric roof.
But that’s hardly any compromise, the rear passengers are given so much leg space they can fold a bed and sleep if they wanted to. Need privacy while you sleep? Push a button and the glass separating the rear passengers from the front turns from transparent to opaque. (pictured above)
I guess the picture is clear here; this is a Maybach, with an interior lifted straight from the S-Class and gadgets that do things like give you the option to heat or cool the refreshments in your cup holder. Eat your heart out, Bentley.
The AMG Biturbo 6.0-liter V12 engine follows tradition and produces 621-hp and 737 lb-ft of torque. Expect to hit 62-mph from a stand still in around 5 seconds or less. If you’re the one driving, that is.
Only 99 units of the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet will be produced, and the price is yet to be divulged. Merc might be making traditional luxurious cars now, but the combination of all these elements together shows us just how untraditional the German automaker can be.
If you love it as much as we do, wait for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show for an undressing party of the G650 Landaulet.