Less than a week before its world premiere at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept has leaked online in all of its glory.
As you can see, the vehicle is not exactly a Maybach version of the new GLS, as it was previously reported. It actually looks more like a high-riding luxury sedan. It does get a sexy face though, inspired by the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 studies, a strange rear end, sleek profile, lots of chrome accessories, jacked-up suspension and turbine-style alloy wheels.
The images, leaked by Mercedes-Benz themselves, provide us with access into the cabin too, which combines white leather with wood accents and more chrome trim. The top of the dashboard is wrapped in brown leather, and uses the same pattern as the front grille for the air vents.
Various Maybach-branded parts, such as the seats, steering wheel, pedals and center console set the Ultimate Luxury Concept apart furthermore, along with the lounge-like rear passenger compartment, with seating for two. Notice that there’s no champagne here, but a Chinese tea set and some flowers.
Given that the leaked pictures aren’t exactly accompanied by an extensive press release, we cannot tell you what powers the new Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept. Still, we could be looking at either an electrified powertrain, or a V8 engine. Hopefully, the German automaker won’t wait until April 25 to detail it.