Mercedes-Maybach has now added a rather ostentatious new product to their typical line-up that combines the ruggedness of a Mercedes G-Class off-roader and the luxury of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine. The 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is a limited edition vehicle that is reserved for the ultra rich who want to enjoy the occasional safari in Africa while being corseted by the luxury that is befitting the Maybach name.
The 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is built around the iconic G-Class platform, but with a longer wheelbase and a convertible soft-top roof placed at the back of the vehicles, as per a report from Top Gear. The soft-top can be fully folded at the push of a button, which transforms the vehicle into a Landaulet vehicle. The Landaulet is a class of vehicle that is distinguished by its closed front section and opened rear section.
Under the hood of the 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is a 6-liter V12 engine that generates 620bhp of power and 1,000Nm of torque. The powerful engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox that should result in some serious off-road capabilities. The vehicle comes with three different locking differential settings that can be engaged with a push of a button.
The rear passenger cabin is what separates the 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet from other G-Class vehicles as it has been appointed with two massage seats directly taken from the Mercedes S-Class. The seats have full heating and cooling with a slew of adjustment options. Coolers, a foldable table, and a high-end infotainment system have also been integrated.
The 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet also comes with a nifty glass partition that separates the rear passengers from the driver. The glass can be switched from clear to opaque with a simple switch as well. The 3.3-ton behemoth is also quite imposing given its extended height and length.
According to Car and Bike, the 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is set to make its debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show happening next month. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but it would be safe to assume that only a lucky few would be able to afford it.