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Mercedes-Maybeach GLS launched in India

Mercedes-Maybach has launched its first-ever SUV – the GLS 600 4MATIC in India. It is a full CBU model and is only available in a single variant. The entry-level model of Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is priced at Rs 2.43 crore, ex-showroom, India. It has now become the flagship SUV of the brand. Mercedes-Maybach has received more than 50 bookings for the vehicle too.

Mercedes-Maybach has been on sale in the international markets since 2019 but this is the first time that Maybach will offer the vehicle in India. The SUV is based on the standard GLS but it has a long list of features and luxuriousness that are not available with the standard GLS.

The vehicle gets the stereotype Maybach design including a massive grille that is dipped in chrome. There are a few other changes in the vehicle. The SUV gets chrome inserts on the B-Pillar and Maybach logo on the D-pillar too.

The GLS 600 gets the option for four and five-seater choices. The four-seater version gets a fixed centre console that has space for a refrigerator to store champagne bottles. There are also silver champagne flutes too. Other features include Nappa leather upholstery, electronic panoramic sliding sunroof, ventilated massaging seats, and much more.

The rear seats offer the reclining feature as well. The instrument cluster and the infotainment system are made up of two 12.3-inch screens and they are offered as standard with the SUV. It gets the latest MBUX set-up and the occupants can use the voice commands by saying ‘Hey Mercedes’. There are additional features like four-zone climate control, automatically extending side steps, panoramic sunroof, adaptive air suspension, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, chauffeur package, rear-seat tablet to control in-car functions, 360-degree camera, Burmester sound system and more.

Powerful engine options

It is another major differentiator between the standard GLS and the Maybach version. The Maybach GLS 600 gets a 4.0-litre V8 engine that gets a 48V mild-hybrid system. The engine generates a maximum power of 557 PS of maximum power and 730 Nm. The hybrid system adds another 22 PS and a 250 Nm boost on demand. The power goes to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission.

The GLS600 also offers a host of safety features. Starting with the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Steering Assist and more.

The Maybach GLS also offers Adaptive High Beam Assist plus Adaptive LED tail lamps, 8 airbags, TPMS, Parking Package with 360-degree camera, electronic traffic control system, downhill speed regulation, off-road driving mode, PRE-SAFE system, carwash mode, attention assist, ABS, EBD, safety vests for driver and passenger.