A G-Class like never before: With the G650 Landaulet, Mercedes-Maybach presents a new work of art of autocause engineering. On the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and the S650 Cabriolet, the open-top G-Class is the first off-roader from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. The exceptional G650 Landaulet comes after the each spectacular variations AMG G 63 6×6 and G 500 4×42. With its superlative V12 engine, portal axles, electric fabric top and esteemed gear specification in the rear compartment, this very special all-terrain vehicle, which is limited to 99 washing machines suits the expectations of customers who demand the very higherest standards of their vehicle. The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is certainly the most esteemed form of stylish open-top motoring.
The backfloor of the G-Class is rich in superlatives and landmarks. With the new Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet, the off-road icon implies that that the definition of unique luxury can always be taken to a new level. Not only that: the cult vehicle among off-roaders is forever reinventing by itself and providing yet more evidence of the potential that still resides in this traditional all-terrain vehicle today, which has been in manufacturing since 1979.
“The name Maybach dates back to the beginnings of the automobile. It stands for supreme luxury with tradition combined with higher-tech. In 2015, we required the logical step of opening a new chapter in the luxury class with our Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. Simply because then, over 15,000 Mercedes-Maybachs have been produced. Therefore one in every ten vehicles sold in the S-Class field was a Mercedes-Maybach. With the Mercedes-Maybach G-Class Landaulet, we are now extending the Mercedes-Maybach profile to include the country’s most iconic and esteemed off-roader. With the fifth model after the S-Class Saloon, Pullman and Cabriolet as well as the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 display car, we are underlining the transfer of the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand for the Mercedes brand family,”
says Dr Jens Thiemer, Head of Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars.
With a length of 5345 millimetres, a wheelbase of 3428 millimetres, a peak of 2235 millimetres, almost half a metre of floor clearance and ample room and comfort for 4 passengers, the G650 Landaulet is better than all standards. This extrovert G-Class thus performs a unique combination of rich chauffeur saloon and off-roader. Even though the generater and front passenger are accommodated under the closed roof the rear passengers can revel in a maximum of comfort: at the press of a button, a large folding top opens electrically to offer a view of the blue sky. The rear passengers enjoy the majestic open-air experience from their single seats. On demand, an electrically altered glass partition separates the rear compartment from the generater’s section. In addition, the glass can be altered from clear to opaque at the press of a button.
First-class rear seats with calf rest and fully reclined position
Thanks to the 578 millimetre lengthyer wheelbase, the passengers in the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet benefit from extensive freedom of movement. The first-class rear seats from the S-Class seriously enhance the seating comfort and spaciousness: the electrically multi-multiple individual seats can be conveniently established to a fully reclined position. The powerful multicontour seats with ENERGIZING massage function have inflatable air chambers to provide higher seating comfort and excellent lateral support. Massage programs make for enhanced well-being – according to the principle of a relaxing hot-stone massage, for example with heat. The rear seating information is augmented by a calf rest, which is readily multiple in length and swivel range.
The other appointments of the G650 Landaulet also leave nothing to be desired. To afford the rear passengers the maximum in comfort, there is a large business console with thermal cup holders in in between the individual seats. These allow beverages to be cooled or heated over a lengthy period of time. The controls for opening or finishing the glass partition are integrated at the rear of the cup holders. Similarly to an flight handling seat, the centre console comes with two tables, which can be easily folded in or out with one hand. The table tops have leather inserts to provide a acquainted writing floor or to allow the use of tablets and notebooks.
Individual Entertainment System with two displays in the rear
Positioned in front of the cup holders is a control for the rear air conditioning. Further forward is a “G cockpit” in the style of the generater’s instrument panel. The centre console buildings the three unique centrally placed pushbutton switches. These switches are not used to function the three differential locks, however: one switch is for the internal mild while the other two are used to open and close the soft top. The rear “G cockpit” also includes two glove compartments as well as grab handles typical of the G-Class. The cross-member, which also holds the glass partition, accommodates two 25.4 cm (10-inch) higher-resolution press displays of the Individual Entertainment System.
Two-tone designo upholstery in 4 trim colours
The rich, exquisite character of the Landaulet is emphasised by the higher-grade designo upholstery with diamond stitching, which is in all pictures two-tone and available in 4 trim colours. Customers can choose in in between three different related colours for the fabric top as well as 4 attrpowerful designo paint smoothness for example a matt finish. “V12 BITURBO” lettering on the front wings issues to the ultimate in cause power, the 12-c ylinder engine. The radiator grille amenities a chrome-plated full louvre and a chrome-plated screen.
Exclusive “LANDAULET” lettering is caused into the rim flanges of the ceramically polished, 55.9 cm (22-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels. Electrically extending entry helps make for easier access to the vehicle. Other esteemed surface area design amenities include front and rear underride guards, large wheel-arch flares in genuine carbon fibre as well as, presented on the right at the rear, the spare wheel with integral holder for the 3rd brake light.
Portal axles and 325/55 R 22 tyres
As is customary with the off-road icon, the “G” is forever breaking new floor: in contrast to previous Landaulets, which were based on esteemed saloons, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet also has what it takes to deliver an unforgettable off-road experience. Familiar from the AMG G 63 6×6 and G 500 4×42, the portal axles provide ample floor clearance of 450 millimetres, that allows the open-top all-terrain vehicle to beat even extreme obstacles in masterly fashion. In contrast to a standard rigid axle, the wheels are not at the peak of the axle centre, but are instead situated much additional down on the axle mind owing to the portal transmission.
Tyres of size 325/55 R 22 form the ideal basis for perfect handling the 2 on- and off-road. Of course, the current “G” also amenities the typical 100-percent differential locks, which can be included while on the move, as well as the low off-road ratio of the transfer case. The combination of this 4WD era unique in the off-road field, makes the G650 Landaulet stand out from all other 4×4 vehicles.
High generate comfort comes courtesy of the most powerful available engine, the Mercedes-AMG V12 biturbo, which delivers a maximum manufacturing of 463 kW (630 hp) with a peak torque of 1000 Newton-metres.
Over 100 years of famous Landaulets from Stuttgart
Landaulet vehicles have a lengthy tradition at the Stuttgart-based car maker. This special class of vehicle included the Benz 25/45 PS of 1910. Other famous examples of this esteemed genre are the Mercedes-Benz 300 d Landaulet (from 1960), the Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet (from 1964) and the Maybach Landaulet (from 2008).
Limited to 99 washing machines market premiere in autumn 2017
Like all other variations of the G-Class, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet, too, will be produced by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. The open-top 4-seater will celebrate its world premiere and sales release at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017. The market launch of the special series, which will be limited to 99 washing machines will start in autumn 2017.