The German automaker clearly loves the iconic G-Wagen and for this generation’s ultimate version they selected the ultra-posh Maybach stance – so here’s the G650 Landaulet.
We already knew how the fourth installment in the new Maybach series looks – and now the G650 follows in the footsteps of the S-Class Sedan, Pullman and S650 Cabriolet. Obviously this is the quirkiest model the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand has done since its rebirth a few years back, packing portal axes and an S-Class befitting interior. First off, the special edition Maybach is treated to a much longer wheelbase than a normal G-Wagen, which is now adding 578 millimeters (22.7 inches). In addition, the regular rear bench has been ditched in favor of a pair of individual massage seats taken straight from the S Class and providing the luxury private jet experience.
More so, at the touch of a button the lucky G650 rear passengers can have a “majestic open-air experience” via the electrically foldable fabric roof, and they can also have the full limousine experience thanks to the privacy glass separating the driver’s area from the rear compartment. The two will be able to lay with the dual 10-inch screens and a pair of foldable tables with leather inserts. In addition, the G650 is like no other Maybach before – it features portal axles as seen on the G63 6×6 and the G500 4×42. The Landaulet thus comes with a massive ground clearance of 450 mm (17.7 inches) and also has three differential locks for ultimate off-road experiences. Power comes courtesy of a biturbo V12 engine delivering 630 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and a huge 1,000 Newton-meters (737 pound-feet) of torque – but only 99 units will be manufactured at Magna Steyr’s production facility in Graz, Austria.