The 3rd-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS will get a super-luxurious Maybach variant to choose on the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, according to a new report out of the British isles.
Autocar cites nameless insiders who have verified such a auto is less than improvement, with a preview to be revealed in concept sort at the Beijing motor show in April, right before being uncovered in production guise at the Los Angeles motor clearly show in November.
“We have been quietly amazed by the revenue achievements of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which is proving incredibly preferred in lots of key marketplaces,” a ‘high-level official’ advised the British publication.
“The plan now is to lengthen the exclusivity encompassing the Maybach name into the upper finish of the SUV segment. We’re confident this new model will go away tiny to be preferred in terms of luxury.”
In addition, the Maybach GLS will likely be the initial design from the higher-end subsidiary to be made in the US, provided the GLS is produced completely at Mercedes-Benz’s Tuscaloosa facility in Alabama.
Vital differences amongst the Maybach and Mercedes-Benz variations of the SUV are probable to include things like delicate exterior tweals like the grille, wheels and badging, together with a “significantly more high-class interior”.
It’s unclear whether or not the Maybach GLS will offer four-, five- and/or seven-seat configurations.
Power is reported to arrive from a version of the 4.-litre twin-turbo V8 found in several AMG 63 designs along with the Maybach S560. In ‘560’ specification the motor churns out 345kW of electrical power and 700Nm of torque. A 463kW/1000Nm 6.-litre bi-turbo V12 is also a chance.
The report adds the plug-in hybrid process from the not long ago-introduced S560e is also “under discussion” for the Maybach GLS – which combines a 270kW V6 petrol motor with a 90kW/440Nm electrical motor, allowing for “around 50km” of silent emissions-cost-free driving.
Important rivals for the Maybach GLS involve the Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover SVAutobiography, along with the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
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