The German automaker has confirmed that is working on the new model 2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS luxury SUV that will be released in 2018. Of late, top carmakers are focusing on the luxury SUV and crossovers segment more than ever before. In 2018 and 2019, a number of ultra-luxury SUVs aimed at the filthy rich lot are going to hit the roads.
With the Bentley Bentayga already released and Rolls Royce preparing its much-awaited Cullinan SUV for launch, can Germans be far behind? Mercedes Benz is preparing a Maybach budged luxury SUV which will be unveiled as part of the company’s GLS lineup.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS – Comfort and Luxury in One
The cabin will be designed with a focus on comfort and luxury, as it seems. Despite the large size, it may accumulate comfortably 5 passengers. Amenities like climate-control, massaging seats, the cup holder with cooling and Magic Sky sunroof are expected. Of course, there will be several exquisite leather upholstery choices for the buyers.
The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS grille and headlamps may get also different styling and there may be separate roof rail and body accents. Same is applicable to its wheels and those could be 20 inches or larger in size. It will be a large SUV for sure. A few design elements may be lifted from the Maybach 6 concept. At back, the exhaust pipes may be chrome tipped and a quad exhaust setup is likely.
The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS will get equipped with some advanced safety features and amenities will be in abundance. Buyer will get plenty of amenities as options too. You can expect sensor and radar guided safety features to avoid collisions in it.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS – Engine Specs and Options
It goes without saying that Mercedes Benz will use a very powerful engine in the upcoming Maybach GLS SUV. It may get a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter -8 engine but some reports indicate a new V 12 engine may be used to let it compete with the Bentayga. We expected GLS63 AMG to be offered with 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produce around 580 HP. Also, like in the predecessor, there will be an improved 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that will make up to 360 horsepower.
The engine will be mated with the company’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive. A nine-speed automatic transmission gearbox may be used- the same unit that is being used in the new GLC Coupe.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS – Cost and Availability
Exact pricing of the upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV is unknown but it could be close to $70,000 for the base configuration. The release date may be sometimes in late 2018- as per the sources. The powerful GLS63 AMG will not be less than $122,000.
There are several ultra-luxury SUVs that will be released in 2018 and later years. The Maybach GLS SUV from Mercedes Benz is among most awaited ones. It will get a beefy engine and styling will be enticing- beyond any doubt. The amenities and safety features are going to be top notch. It will face stiff competition from segment heavyweights like Bentley Bentayga and the Rolls Royce Cullinan will also be there to lock horns.