Mercedes is launching the most unusual model ever wearing a Maybach badge. Whether it’s a former name or a new Mercedes-Benz super-luxury sub-brand that exists for several years, the name Maybach has always been linked to luxury sedans. This time, in one vehicle we can find sedan’s luxury and the G-class off-road capabilities. And not any G class, but its extreme off-road versions with heightened ground clearance and massive wheels. The vehicle is 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650.
Mercedes previously had monstrous variants of its legendary all-terrain vehicle. For example, we could see G63 6×6 or G500 4×4. Now, everything is spiced up with all luxury features that justifies the Maybach logo on the back of the vehicle.
2018 MERCEDES-MAYBACH G650 UNIQUE STYLING
The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 is the fourth model of the new Mercedes-Maybach series. There is also the S class, the Pullman, and the S650 convertible. Compared to the standard G class, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 has an extended wheelbase of 578 mm (22.7 inches). The rear bench seats have two armchairs with a massage function, borrowed from the S class.
In addition, the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 has an open rear part. Passengers sitting in back seats can enjoy driving in a convertible. This part of the cabin can be covered with a special roof if needed. This will protect passengers from weather conditions, but also from curious views.
COMFORT AND FEATURES
Thanks to the numerous customization options, passengers can stretch and enjoy the lying position on long journeys. Rear-seat occupants have at their disposal features that are characteristic of the Mercedes-Maybach models. such as a folding bench between the seat or 10-inch multimedia screens.
2018 MERCEDES-MAYBACH G650 SPECS AND OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIES
What distinguishes the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 from other Maybachs are outstanding off-road skills. The ground clearance is 18 inches, and the car is riding on 22-inch wheels with 325/55 R22 tires. The same engine was used to drive the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet. It is a 6.0-liter V-12 bi-turbo, with 630 hp and at least 740 lb-ft of torque (1,000 Nm).
The luxurious crossover is able to reach 60 mph in just 6 seconds. The vehicle can go up to 112 mph, although bosses are claiming the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 can achieve 150 mph without limitations.
2018 MERCEDES-MAYBACH G650 PRODUCTION AND PRICES
The company created only 99 units of 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650. This crossover, also known as Landaulet, didn’t take too much time to sell all copies. According to available info, car collectors went crazy over this model. So, first units achieved an average price of around 650,000 euro, or nearly $800,000. The last model was sold in auction for 1.2 million euro, which is equivalent to 1.4 million dollars. However, the funds are going to Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, so we can say that Mercedes-Maybach G650 did a nice gesture to the world.
Before the S650 Landaulet, the most expensive production crossover was a G500 4X4 Squared. Its record of $500,000 is now history after the success of the new model.