After the revelation of high luxury SUV-Bentley Bentayga, the other leading car companies have started the same path. The Aston Martin manufacturer is planning its upcoming DBX, the Rolls-Royce prepares the future Cullinan and now we can expect some surprises from the well-known German car maker. The Mercedes has finally decided to present the future ultra luxury SUV which will enter the showrooms as the 2019 Mercedes Maybach GLS model.
The upcoming Mercedes-Benz Maybach will be built on the new GLS architecture. Visually, the manufacturer will give it a few unique details in order to differ from the standard variant of this model. Inside, the new Maybach GLS won’t be able to accommodate seven passengers like the GLS model and its main rivals. But it will be offered with a four- or five-seating configuration. Under the hood, we can expect the powerful V-8 and V-12 units. Naturally, the safety and infotainment features will be on the highest level.
The main rivals of the new Mercedes will be Bentley Bentayga, Rolls Royce Cullinan and Aston Martin DBX.
2019 Mercedes Maybach GLS engines and transmission
The upcoming brand’s luxurious SUV 2019 Mercedes Maybach GLS will most likely feature two strong engines under the hood. The first option will be a 4.0-liter V- 8 twin turbocharged petrol engine. This unit will pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 4Matic all-wheel drive configuration will be standard so as the Air Body Control air suspension.
The next option will probably be more powerful 6.0-liter V-12 twin turbo powertrain. However, the exact performance of this engine is still unavailable.
Platform, exterior and interior
The 2019 Mercedes Maybach GLS will ride on the next generation GLS architecture. It will probably get extended wheelbase, which will affect more space inside. Speaking of the exterior, the new luxurious SUV will feature unique design treatment so it distinguishes from the rest of the GLS lineup. Both front and rear fascias will receive some new and refreshed details. Those will include new grille and revised headlamps on the front while on the rear, there will be new taillights and a different design of the bumper. Furthermore, we will also notice unique design of the wheels and more chrome all over the body. As well, all the lights will most likely use quality LED lighting.
Inside, the upcoming 2019 Mercedes Maybach GLS will offer more spacious cabin with plenty of legroom, especially for the rear passengers because of the larger wheelbase. Unlike the GLS standard model with 7-passengers capacity, the new Mercedes will probably be able to accommodate four or up to five occupants. Furthermore, the cabin will look luxurious with top-notch materials used in its design. The equipment should also be in the top of the class with latest infotainment and safety systems.
Release date and expected price
The new 2019 Mercedes Maybach GLS will most likely hit the market sometime during 2019. When it comes to the price, there is still no official information. However, we assume that it should be around $198,000.