While the release of the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet signaled the end of the G-Wagen, the good news is that this also marks the beginning of a new range. For the next model to come out of this range, Peisert Design is offering a glimpse into this lavish and long sedan.
Conceived by none other than Jan Peisert, he dubs this as the Mercedes-Maybach 850 Landaulet. Using the Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan as a basis, he adds in the exceptional cues of the Maybach 6 concept, the same car presented in April 2016. This combination results in a concept that has long overhangs in the front and the rear section while having an elegant form worthy of the Maybach name.
Looking at the front, the grille comes with a style that brings to mind the Maybach 6 Concept. There are vertical chrome inserts which are highlighted with the illuminated Maybach logo and which show if the car is in normal driving mode or under the "Chauffeur" mode. Instead of using mirrors, there are now rear view cameras resulting in the aerodynamics being improved. The addition of the shiny LED headlights gives it that added aggressive appearance.
Based on the rendering, the wheelbase of the 850 appears to be longer compared to the S600. This means that the interior could offer more room. The name itself comes from the projected output of 850 hp (6343 kW) which is made possible by the combination of a V12 engine placed on the front and a pair of electric motors positioned on the rear. Much like the Maybach 6 concept, the expectation is that the 850 Landaulet would have a similar range which is about 200 miles (321 km).
It goes without saying that all-wheel drive that comes with rear steering will be made available while the 24-inch wheels are fitted as standard. However, its most unique feature would likely be the retractable roof. Composed of three glass panels, it can be folded down to the trunk thus allowing those sitting in the rear to feel the air. According to Peisert, should this luxurious concept be actually produced, it could arrive sometime in 2020.
Considered as the first G-Class to get the Maybach treatment, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet combines the off-road ability of the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² with the V12 engine of the G65. Described by Mercedes as the most exclusive form when it comes to open-top motoring, only 99 units of this model were manufactured. One issue customers had with the standard G-Class is that there was little space available for passengers in the back. However, this has been addressed under the G650 given that the wheelbase has been extended by as much as 58 cm. This has resulted in enough legroom for those in the rear.