Mercedes-Maybach reveals 2021 GLS 600 4Matic

The ultra-luxurious SUV is available with four or five seats.

Mercedes-Maybach has revealed the GLS 600 4Matic, extending the Maybach brand beyond a series of sedans based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The SUV features unique exterior styling to help distinguish it from the standard Mercedes-Benz mode, adding plenty of chrome and exclusive 22- and 23-inch wheels. Electronically-extending running boards have been added for easier egress and ingress, with a particularly wide span below the rear doors. Two-tone paintwork is also available in eight different color combinations.

Naturally, the Maybach interior is fitted with high-end materials and more noise insulation than the standard SUV. The rear seats can be configured with two reclining captain's chairs or a bench for three, with electronically controlled roller blinds for the rear windows. Fine Nappa leather comes standard, shrouding all padded areas and the dashboard.

The luxury focus can be further heightened by adding extending folding tables and even a refrigerator with space for champagne bottles. Silver champagne flutes are among the numerous available accessories. Rear occupants benefit from a second air conditioner and heater boosters to quickly bring the back of the cabin to the selected temperature, controlled via a rear Mbux tablet affixed to the center console or armrest between the rear seats.

The automaker has created a new variant of its 4.0-liter V8 engine specifically for the GLS 600, delivering 550 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. The V8 is paired with a 48-volt EQ Boost mild hybrid system. Together, the powerplants motivate the hefty SUV to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.

The Maybach GLS 600 4Matic will land in showrooms sometime in the second half of 2020. Pricing has not been announced but will presumably be in the low six-figures.

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