Certainly, it’s going to be a groundbreaking event. Mercedes gears up for the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month with its first ever Maybach-treated open top off-roader. Expect the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet to arrive at Geneva in style amidst its off-the-beaten track performance characteristics. Why? Because the G650 Landaulet is a combination of extreme off-road capability and luxury under one roof.
The G-Class has been equipped with new portal axles and an electronically controlled fabric top, making it an exceptional masterpiece in automotive and engineering. The high riding portal axles provides as much as 18 inches of ground clearance while the twin-turbocharged 463kW 6.0 liter V12 engine delivers up to 621hp and 738 lb-ft of powerful torque.
Since the open-top SUV is inspired by the first G-Wagen that came out in 1979, Classic car collectors will find it hard to pass up on the chance of having the new, one-of-a-kind Maybach. To make it more exclusive, Mercedes will be making just a total of 99 examples of the most expensive G-Class so far.
Underneath the gorgeous bodywork, the G650 has been equipped with one hundred percent differential locks along with a low off-road ratio transfer case. Not only does it boast an outstanding 450 mm ground clearance, the off roader also comes fitted with 325/55 R22 set of wheels.
Dubbed as the G-Class like no other, the Maybach G650 Landaulet provides more sufficient legroom at the rear than the regular G-Class model. The wheelbase now measures 22.7 inches more, giving more space for a pair of massage seats to fit flawlessly even when fully reclined.
Passengers at the rear also get to enjoy the “open air” at the touch of a button. The G650’s foldable fabric roof is similar to the Maybach 62 Landaulet that Mercedes introduced in 2007. With the G650 Landaulet however, the front passenger and the driver will be sitting under a closed roof. To separate the rear section from the front, a partition glass with electronic tint is installed within the cabin area, providing more privacy both for those seated at the front and at the back.
Overall, the limited edition model will be offered with four different choices of paint finishes. Other standard features include two separate 10-inch entertainment screens, foldable tables and thermally controlled cup holders. Mercedes is also offering the Maybach G650 Landaulet with 3 choices of colors for the fabric roof, high grade leather trims for the upholstery which comes with diamond stitching and chrome plated accessories for the interior.