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Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet

Top Speed G-Class - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 17:00

Leave it to Mercedes-Maybach to come up with something like this. Ostentatious doesn’t even begin to describe the marriage of excess off-road capability with luxury. Meet the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet. Think of it as a G-Wagon mixed with a Maybach S-Class. In fact, that’s an extremely accurate description, seeing as the rear seats on this convertible beast are lifted from the Maybach S600. Oh, and its 6.0-liter V-12 is present, too.

Yes, extreme excess is the theme of this monster. It’s basically built to accommodate four occupants – two in great comfort, and two in spectacular comfort. You can guess which seats provide what. The G 650 Landaulet rides on a stretched wheelbase of the “standard” G500 4x4², with an extra 22.75 inches between the wheels. The extra length, combined with the rear captain’s chairs placed nearly over the rear axle, creates a huge amount of legroom. It’s enough space to fully recline the calf leather-covered seats.

Of course, the G 650 Landaulet doesn’t lose any off-road capability from the G500 4x4². It comes with the same portal axles, underbody skid plating, three locking differentials, 4WD High and Low ranges, and enough ground clearance to put a mil-spec Humvee to shame.

The G 650 Landaulet is motivated by the 630 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque pumped out by the 6.0-liter biturbo V-12 and managed by Mercedes’ seven-speed automatic transmission. Surprisingly, the G 650 Landaulet manages double-digit fuel economy, with Mercedes estimating 13.8 mpg combined. Then again, anyone willing to write a six-figure check for the G 650 Landaulet isn’t worried about fuel economy.

Updated 03/13/0217: We added a series of new images taken during the car’s official debut in Geneva. Check the "Pictures" tab to see how great this car looks in white.

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