Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept Will, Thankfully, Remain Just A Study

Back in April, Mercedes took everyone by surprise with the unveiling of the Mayback Ultimate Luxury Concept at the Beijing Auto Show.

While we expected a study previewing the next generation GLS, it turned out to be a strange mix between an SUV and a sedan, with unparalleled levels of luxury to justify the Maybach moniker.

Its design is weird at best, yet still very imposing. Starting with the front end that sports a large grille, ‘Maybach’ lettering and slim LED headlights, and continuing with the interior, which is truly a lesson in opulence.

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It can haul up to four occupants, each one sitting on an individual seat, and while those at the front will look at the minimalistic dashboard with a giant dual-screen taking center stage, rear passengers will travel in more comfort, as these are the ones this kind of vehicles are designed to appeal to.

There’s no V8 or V12 rumble to disturb the peace either, because the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept is powered by four electric motors that produce a combined output of 750PS (739hp / 551kW) and push it up to a top speed electronically limited at 250km/h (155mph). In between charges, the show car can travel for up to 500km (311mi) as per NEDC’s standards.

This will remain just a study, and we can’t say we’re sorry for it. Yet, it’s a fully functional prototype, so the following video provides us with a glimpse of the various features Mercedes put into it.


  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Worst. SUV. EVER!

    • Christian

      Shame, how was to drive tho? You must be very lucky to be driving on already 🙂

    • Earl Scheib

      What??… a five year old design that grill??!! Omg, so much ugly!

  • Mr. EP9

    And thank goodness too, that back end was horrible.

  • ImNachoLover

    “As much as I like driving the concept car…”

    Oh really? Driving 5mph on the sidewalks of a plaza lol


  • ace_9

    Mercedes only figured that generic people buy generic cars. Why bother with something that will not be appreciated by boring SUV loving hordes.

  • thomas marchal

    “As much as I like driving the concept car…”Oh really? Driving 5mph on the sidewalks of a plaza lol

  • Merc1

    Well I’ve got news for you, this will be produced in this form and in regular SUV bodystyle form. The Chinese market runs the show now and they want this Sedan/SUV crossover.


  • Larry Qualls

    Lol I just love the over the top gaudiness of it all! Definitely lux…..

  • Patrick

    Is this the same dash as the upcoming gle? I love the new suspension in the video(GLE) but not with this dash

  • Paul

    I have a feeling it may well be built but just toned down or altered in a few places.

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  • Philip George

    Mercedes clearly do not know what to do with the MAYBACH nameplate. They’re experimenting and trying to figure it out. But until they put out actual products that people can drive every day, they’ll be fiddling with their hands out in the dark. Give them credit for trying though. Hopefully, they get it right.

  • Cool guy

    Credit goes to the Mercedes Design Studio in China, good job! Everyone should be fired!

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    So much hate, geez…

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