After the A-Class Limousine, E-Class LWB, and the GLA, Mercedes-Benz India is gearing up for the launch of its Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600. The super-luxury SUV will debut next week via the CBU route
Martin Schwenk, CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, has confirmed that the company is gearing up for the launch of Mercedes-Maybach GLS scheduled for next week. The news broke out when Mercedes-Benz India’s top boss was addressing the media and giving a run-through of the German giant’s plans for the second half of 2021. Mercedes-Benz plans on launching a total of 15 new products this year, out of which the A-CLass Limousine, GLA, and the E-Class LWB – along with their AMG counterparts – have already made their appearance in Mercedes-Benz Showrooms. Joining them next will be the flagship super-luxury SUV.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 will steps into the Indian market via the CBU route, alongside the Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
The GLS 600 will be the second Mercedes-Maybach offering in the Indian market following the S-Class. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 made its global debut in the final quarter of 2019 with features no less than a luxury yacht. The SUV can be had in four or five-seat configurations. If opted for the five-seat version, the GLS 600 comes with a bench seat for the second row. Not to say that’s any less luxurious, but the four-seat config offers recliner chairs in the second row. The recliner chairs are split by a fixed centre console that has an integrated refrigerator for your champagne bottles, along with silver champagne flutes. And did we mention that the recliners have a massaging function?
Liberal use of Nappa leather is seen on the interiors and other features include a panoramic sunroof with roller blinds, a four-zone climate control, and a Burmester stereo system. The passengers at the back get individual screens to operate the multimedia system.
There is a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine to haul this two-tonne SUV with 542 bhp and 730 Nm of torque. A 48-volt mild-hybrid system adds 21bhp and 250Nm of torque to attain the aforee mentioned output. There is a nine-speed gearbox on offer coupled with an all-wheel-drive system. The ex-showroom cost is expected to be close to the Rs 2.25-2.45 crore mark.