If you’ve ever looked at a Mercedes-Benz SUV and thought: That’s not posh enough for me, then the German manufacturer has unveiled a vehicle just for you, and it’s called the Mercedes-Maybach GLS600.

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Tailored suit

The Mercedes-Maybach has a bespoke radiator grille chrome highlights around the side windows, and chrome inserts in the side sill panels. 22 or 23-inch wheels were developed exclusively for this model. The Mercedes-Maybach brand emblem is positioned at various points such as on the D-pillar. As a special, Maybach-specific feature, two-tone paintwork is available in eight different colour combinations.

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The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 was created for those who prefer to be driven, rather than drive themselves, and was fittingly launched at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The new, uber-luxurious is more akin to private-jet travel than that of a car.

This newcomer is based on the Mercedes-Benz GLS but features the luxury of a top-class saloon car. It features a spacious interior with the highest-grade materials and extremely effective noise insulation. From the electrically adjustable chairs in the rear to the electrically operated roller sun blinds on the two rear side windows, occupants have to exert very little effort to relax and/or get on with business.

With the standard MBUX rear tablet in the centre console or the armrest between the rear seats, the comfort and entertainment functions can also be controlled from the rear seats. The integration of digital devices used by passengers comprises all of the common standards.

Air suspension is included as standard or buyers can opt for a fully-active suspension with E-Active Body Control to keep the road bumps at bay. Access and egress are also highly convenient. When the doors are opened, the vehicle is lowered slightly, and an illuminated running board silently emerges on the access or egress side.

Not sparing the horses

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is fitted with a 4,0-litre V8 engine. It develops 410 kW along with 730 N.m of torque, the latter at just 2 500 r/min. The engine is mated with the 48-volt system EQ Boost.

If the need should arise the large SUV can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4,9 seconds and if you are really late for a business meeting its top speed is rated at 250 km/h. We won’t bring into play trivial matters such as fuel consumption…