Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 SUV is very popular among the Bollywood industry. Many actors have bought the new luxury SUV. However, the latest one to do so is an actress. Now, Kriti Sanon has bought herself a Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 luxury SUV. She has opted for a single-tone blue paint scheme. The SUV costs Rs. 2.43 Crores ex-showroom before any customization options. We do not know if Kriti has customized her new SUV.
50 units of the GLS600 SUV were allotted to India and already all of them are sold. The GLS600 is being brought to India as a Completely Built Unit or CBU import. The SUV is sold out till the end of 2021. The deliveries of the luxury SUV have also started across India. You can get the GLS600 as a four-seater or as a five-seater. The five-seater version gets a conventional bench seat in the second row and a foldable armrest in the middle. The four-seater version feels more premium because it offers two individual seats with a dedicated centre console in between.
It is a Maybach so it does not come with Mercedes’s styling. Up-front, we can see horizontal slats that only Maybach vehicles come with. There are also Maybach exclusive alloy wheels and a Maybach badge on the C-pillar. Mercedes also offers a dual paint job from the factory. Unlike other vehicles, Maybach has decided to paint the bonnet, wing mirrors and the pillars in a different paint scheme. There is also a lot of chrome everywhere that gives the SUV an expensive look.
Just like any other Maybach, the GLS600 also comes with a plethora of features. It gets ventilated and massaging seats, refrigerator, panoramic sunroof, reclinable seats, Nappa leather upholstery, Active Steering Assist, Adaptive LED headlamps, 360-degree parking camera, five-zone climate control, Burmester surround-system, 64 colour ambient lighting and a lot more. There are also two 12.3-inch screens positioned side by side horizontally. The centre one is the touchscreen infotainment system powered by Mercedes’s MBUX operating system. The second screen is a digital instrument cluster for the driver. The rear occupants can also get their own entertainment screens.
The kerb weight of the GLS600 is a massive 2.4 tonnes. So, you need a lot of power to move the SUV. Fortunately, Maybach has decided to equip the GLS600 with a 4.0-litre Bi-turbo V8 engine from AMG. The engine puts out 557 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 730 Nm. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox that drives all four wheels. The engine and gearbox are specifically tuned by Maybach to deliver the power and change the gears as smoothly as possible. It also gets a 48V mild-hybrid technology. The electric motor itself produces 22 PS and 250 Nm. The mild-hybrid tech helps under aggressive acceleration and it also helps in saving a bit of fuel.
Kriti Sanon’s first car was a BMW 3 Series sedan. She also owns an Audi Q7 SUV. Mercedes Maybach has become very famous among Bollywood actors. Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurranaa also bought the GLS600 quite recently.