Maybach-Manufaktur, which is the luxury car badge of Daimler AG, a multinational automotive company in Germany, would no longer symbolize this business. Currently, this iconic badge represents Mercedes-Maybach, with the ultra-comfortable 2016 model Mercedes-Maybach S-Class that is already creating a name for the novel sub-brand. The super-luxury S-Class is the first of the whole array of models set to sport the new emblem. This is because the German automaker is currently gearing up to bring in a hyper-luxurious substitute to its life-sized sport utility vehicle, the GL-Class. As Mercedes-Benz has previously promised to change the names of its models for an improved lucidity, it will be named again as GLS after its mid-cycle facelift at the last part of 2015. In the other sense, the subsequent Maybach-branded mock-up from Stuttgart is probably to be referred to as Mercedes-Maybach GLS500. The 2018 Mercedes Maybach GLS would probably be redesigned to compete with the Bentley from the ground to make it the most luxurious sport utility vehicle on the earth.
2018 Mercedes Maybach GLS Exterior
Though the GL-Class is already equal in length as that of the standard S-Class, the new Mercedes Maybach GLS 2018 is expected to slightly bigger in size and in its wheelbase. The major external design difference between the 2018 GLS and a non-Maybach Maybach GLS model will be the back doors, which will be somewhat bigger and will not go over the back wheel curves to better house back passengers. Except that, a set of unique wheels, chrome-surrounded window sills, double-M badging and B-pillars will be the only main differences when observed from the side
The front fascia of the new Maybach, excluding featuring an all-fresh design due to the facelift, will be also modified delicately for the Maybach variant. The grille is expected to feature triple chrome dual louvers similar to that on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, whereas the air intakes in the bumper will acquire double the trim of the standard model, as well.
As far as the back part of the new vehicle is concerned, excluding Mercedes-Maybach emblem, the tailpipe outlets will feature a unique design, with additional chrome trim attached in the bottom of the back bumper. Overall, the exterior design would be subtle.
New Mercedes Maybach GLS Interior
Although the present GL-Class SUV can accommodate only seven travelers, it will most likely change to accommodate four passengers, with the back passengers getting the majority of the new facilities and more legroom and headroom. Two individual and tilt back supreme seats will take up the back part of the cabin, with back passengers getting additional toys to play than the front passengers.
A novel center console will be fixed between the two passengers, offering them access to exceptional settings for the massaging seats, a dual-zone climate-control system, two individual tables, a heated or cooled dual cup holder and controls for the accessible infotainment system. An optional wine cooler will probably be available, together with a new edition of the Magic Sky sunroof, which can turn thick at the push of a key. Excluding that, an innovative door-trim design and flexible semi-aniline leather would come as standard features.
2018 Mercedes Maybach GLS Engine
It is expected that next gen Mercedes-Maybach GLS will be equipped with the V12, twin-turbo engine found in the S600. Another engine option for the new vehicle would be the V8, 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged engine that was used to power the GL550. Whatever the engine option, in order to compete with the Bentley Bentayga, the 2018 GLS should be equipped with an engine that is supposed to be competent to produce 429 HP power and 516 lbs per foot twist. This engine should better accelerate the new vehicle to attain the speed from 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds, which should be somewhat quicker than its competitor, and with the maximum velocity of 155 mph.
The new vehicle will be offered with the 4MATIC four-wheel drive mode as standard, and it will be the opening Maybach replica ever to propel power to all four wheels of the vehicle. Whatever engine it receives, it will probably be combine with the novel nine-velocity mechanical transmission that lately equipped in the GLE Coupe, tool. An electronically regulated Airmatic suspension will come as standard, as well.
Price and the release date
The 2018 Mercedes Maybach GLS release date is expected during the first quarter of 2018 with the initial cost of $150,000.