Big SUVs are not the most elegant looking of vehicles as can be seen with the Maybach GLS 600 4Matic. The Maybach GLS 600 is like an exercise in targeted re-targeted marketing. The target audience for this SUV is a handful of German Prince’s whose privileges and titles of Royalty were abolished over a century ago. German Royalty still exists today, and they are noticeable by having poor taste and ill-defined manners. This can be seen with the choice of cars they buy and they will buy the Maybach GLS 600 because it is lacking in taste.
The Maybach GLS 600 mirrors German nobility because very few people buy into the notion of German Royalty in the 21st Century. This ultra-luxury variant of the Bog-standard GLS retails for $160,000 dollars. And of course, you can expect it to be fully layered in the best leather, wood and natural fibres German nobility can afford.
And it’s also fully loaded with the best technology Mercedes has to offer, be it active and passive safety or the latest Google assisted and or Apple assisted services. And you can personalize to your heart’s content. It’s more private jet experience for rear-seated passengers which means the German Prince can snort crack cocaine in total comfort.
And comfort is further aided by E-Active Body Control suspension which uses a computer to the boss the suspension into behaving itself over any surface known to humankind. Powering the Mercedes Maybach GLS 600 is a 4.0-litre 550bhp (558PS/410kW) Twin-Turbo V8. The 729Nm of torque (538 lb-ft) powers the Maybach GLS from a standstill to 60mph in 4.8 seconds.
An additional 21bhp is available in short bursts courtesy of an EQ Boost. But the German Prince won’t notice at all for he will be too drunk, sitting a mix of sick and urine as he injects himself into a deep sleep on the way towards yet another early morning party.