The Mercedes-Maybach GLS was previewed by the Ultimate Luxury Concept last year, which had a unique shape that was a mix between a sedan and a more traditional SUV. However, recent spy shots of prototypes indicate that the production car will be more similar in shape to the regular GLS, albeit outfitted with a host of distinctive parts both inside and outside.
In a press release detailing the Maybach brand, the German car manufacturer confirmed that the Maybach GLS will feature many of the same luxurious components as the S-Class. These will include a high-end Burmester 3D surround sound system, and while we don’t yet know exact details about it, the one in the Maybach S-Class features no less than 27 speakers, 24 separate amplifier channels and a total output of 1590 watts. Expect similar or identical specs in the GLS.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz says it has given the Maybach GLS “its own signature fragrance suited to the SUV-specific interior and traveling experience”. “The white osmanthus blossom, floral and light, is rounded off by a gentle leather note and spicy tea. This elegant blend is on a bed of natural greenery,” the press release continues – and that sure is some way to describe the aroma of a plush SUV.
One in seven new S-Class models sold are Maybachs, and Merc will hope to achieve the same feat with the GLS. According to reports, the luxury SUV could be offered with both a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 and a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12.
Note: Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept pictured in the gallery