New Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Appears Before We Were Supposed To See It

This is the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet, the ultimate expression of the G-Class and the very same car the company teased early this morning.

Apparently Mercedes wanted to surprise everyone with the Maybach-prepped G650 Landaulet in Geneva but clearly someone couldn’t keep a secret.

The new Mercedes-Maybach G650 brings back the Landaulet moniker which is reserved for ultra-luxury vehicles with soft tops over the rear passengers’ heads.

The G650 Landaulet is based on the lifted chassis of the G500 4×4 Squared but instead of the biturbo V8 found there, it uses the company’s V12 engine, reportedly tuned for 630hp. The other difference is that the wheelbase is now extended, thus creating more room for the privileged passengers at the rear.

As we can see from the photos, courtesy of fly-wheel, the rear portion of the cabin is completely separated from the front and features strict seating for two, a central console and a pair of TFT displays in front of them.

The last time we saw a Mercedes-Maybach Landaulet was back in 2007, when the company started building a 62S-based version on demand for a rather hefty price tag.

The new Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is reportedly going to enter a limited production run of just 99 examples, with the company set to officially reveal it at the Geneva Motor Show.

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    • Six_Tymes

      hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    • Stephen Baxter

      Can i just like, totally say something right now

    • Tumbi Mtika

      GASP! Kroll Show!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    The other difference is that the extended wheelbase which created more room for the privileged passengers at the rear.

    WHAT IS THIS GRAMMAR?!?!?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    When did THIS become the Mercedes-Benz G-Class?

    YOU IMBECILES! YOU PLAY WITH THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS!

  • ScubaScuba

    ridiculous. i love it.

  • Kash

    So is this supposed to be that Maybach SUV they just confirmed they’re making, or is that gonna be something different?

    Edit: Spy Shots surfaced around Christmas of this but the back was covered completely and all you could really tell was that the thing was lifted and elongated, never did anyone even mention that it sounded like it had a V12. Most people either said it was the G500 4×4 pickup or a possible variant for the next gen G-class.

  • Bash

    this is wrong!!

  • Stephen Baxter

    Gag! Is MB leasing the Maybach name out to Russian tuning firms?

  • rocker12

    come to my lounge its prettier and cheaper

  • Miknik

    If a Bentley Bentyaga spells too much class for you, look no further…

  • nastinupe

    Cool idea but horribly executed. Why would people want the front and rear separated? They should have simply made a two door Wrangler type G Wagon with a removable top like the Wrangler. There’s apparently a market since there are countless companies that bling up Wranglers and sell them for $75,000 to $150,000 all the time.

  • Kannag Don Amenra

    It’s wrong in many ways but I still want one. The first time I actually want an off-roader.

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