If you recall, just last week we covered the story regarding the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet special edition. If you didn’t catch that article, we will try to catch you up now, with something more than last time and that is the video of G650 Landaulet which is showing just how lavishing this vehicle is,
If you didn’t know the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is a combo of the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4 which in Germany costs €230,169 and the G65 which is available from €273,938. German engineers took best from both vehicles and combined them in the €500,000 G650 Landaulet special edition which will be made in only 99 units.
The developing team managed to incorporate off-road capabilities and portal axles from the G500 4×4 and the V12 biturbo engine from the G65. This, of course, is the very first G-Class that received the luxurious Maybach treatment and in videos and images provided you can see what exact changes (as well as a switch to the awesome Landaulet body style) has this one gone through to deserve the double M logo stitched on its seats. Mercedes tends to describe this one as “Surely the most exclusive form of stylish open-top motoring,” and it definitely is the most luxurious G-Wagen ever.
This special edition hosts electrically operated folding top, glass partition (also electrically operated) for the rear passengers and their privacy. Since the Mercedes G-Class by itself does not have a lot of space, especially at the back, German engineers decided to stretch the G650’s wheelbase by nearly 58 centimeters, which allowed a lot of leg space for the rear seat passengers. But that is not all, that extra space allowed for S-Class seats to be put in allowing extra luxury to the customers.
One sad fact is that this special edition will not be able to use the full potential of the beastly biturbo 6.0 L V12 engine because it will be electronically limited to 112 mph (180 kph). One more interesting thing regarding the speed limiter is that it will kick in at 60 mph (96 kph) when the roof is in the down position, which is just ridiculous.
As we already mentioned, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet will show its face in front of a broader and live public in March at the Geneva Motor Show, and its market launch will happen sometime this fall.