Another G-Wagen stunner came from Stuttgart. 2017 Mercedes Maybach G650 small car has been announced in advance in 2017 after the debut of the Geneva Motor Show, breaking last week in a leaked video.
Outdoor off-road follow the dramatic debut of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 convertible last fall and was the first off-road, second royal convertible, from the trendy sub-brand.
Only a limited number of 99 G650 mini cars will be built and is expected to reach the rich owner in the fall. Since 2015, more than 15,000 Mercedes-Maybachs.
Under the hood, the Maybach G-Wagen gets a Mercedes-AMG V-12 twin-turbo engine that delivers 630 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.
“With the Mercedes-Maybach G Class Landaulet, we are now extending the Mercedes-Maybach portfolio to include the world’s most iconic and prestigious off-roader,” Dr. Jens Thiemer, Mercedes-Benz marketing head said in a statement.
“With the fifth model after the S Class Saloon, Pullman and Cabriolet as well as the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 show car, we are underlining the importance of the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand for the Mercedes brand family.”
Outside, the G650 gets plenty of chrome, including the radiator grille and front and rear underside guards. Wheel-arch flares are tastefully treated in carbon fiber and the spare wheel is mounted around back on the right side of the four-seater. With half the rear end chopped off, the third brake light has to hover above the spare tire.
Mercedes states that the wheelbase is 135 inches long, while the overall length is 210.4 inches and height is 88 inches. The all-terrain vehicle rolls on 22-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels and features an electric fabric top and portal axles similar to the ones found on the AMG G63 6×6 and G500 4×4².
Mercedes says the portal axles provide a ground clearance of nearly 18 inches. The Landaulet also features 100-percent differential locks, which can be engaged while moving.
Inside, the driver and front passenger get a hardtop while rear passengers can go topless at the push of a button. There’s also an electric glass partition that separates the front and rear sections of the vehicle similar to ones you would find in a limousine. The glass can be changed from transparent to opaque as well.
Thanks to the extended-by-22.75-inches wheelbase, the rear seats can be set to a fully reclined position. Rear passengers also get a business console with thermal cup holders between the individual seats.
Massaging seats all around get two-tone designo upholstery with diamond stitching and are available in four trim colors. There are three matching colors for the fabric top, and four designo paint options.