Mercedes-Maybach launch new G Wagon Landaulet

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Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet ;*Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 17,0 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 397 g/kmMercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet; *Fuel consumption combined: 17.0 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 397 g/km

Mercedes-Maybach has unveiled a limited edition version of the G-Class off-roader: the G 650 Landaulet.

This is the first off-roader from the Maybach sub-brand, which has previously produced the Maybach S-Class and the S 650 Cabriolet.

Known for adding luxurious features to existing Mercedes models, this Maybach is no different, with the Landaulet described as the 'most exclusive form of stylish open-top motoring'.

Standing at over five metres long and three metres wide, this gargantuan off-roader has a wheelbase that is 50cm longer than the standard G-Class and to cope with almost any conditions, it has portal axles that give a ground clearance of more than half a metre.

Like with other upgraded G-Class models, the Landaulet is fitted with a Mercedes-AMG V12 biturbo engine that produces 630bhp and up to 1000Nm of torque that works alongside the 4x4 system.

To ensure it performs off-road, the Landaulet comes with 100 per cent differential locks on both axles, which is unique in the premium off-roading sector.

Mercedes-Maybach launch new G Wagon Landaulet

Mercedes-Maybach launch new G Wagon Landaulet


Inside, the G 650 seats four people in supreme comfort, with the two rear passengers able to fold the rear 'Landaulet' roof section down to enjoy the open air. Fitted with massage seats and a partition screen between the front and rear seats, two 10-inch multimedia screens are also fitted for the rear passengers to enjoy.

Dr Jens Thiemer, head of marketing for Mercedes-Benz Cars, said: "The name Maybach dates back to the beginnings of the automobile. It stands for supreme luxury with tradition, combined with high-tech. In 2015, we took the logical step of opening a new chapter in the luxury class with our Mercedes‑Maybach sub-brand.

"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."

The model will be publically displayed at the Geneva Motor Show this March and only 99 units will be produced.

Written by Jack Healy