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Mercedes-Benz Enters the Luxury SUV class with Maybach SUV

With Bentley producing the Bentayga, Rolls-Royce creating the Cullinan, and Range Rover releasing the SVAutobiography, Mercedes-Benz was pretty much obligated to come out with a luxurious SUV to keep up with the competition. What they’ve really accomplished, however, is to blow past the competition with their new 2020 Mercedes-Maybach SUV GLS 600 4MATIC.

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What’s different about the GLS 600 is really in the back seat. This SUV is perhaps meant to be more of a car that you are driven in rather than that you drive yourself. Where you would find the second and third row of seats in a standard GLS, the 600 has deleted those seats and replaced them with a three-seater setup. The new set up features an adjustable heated, cooled, and massaging outer seats with extra legroom. Optionally, you can select a two-seater setup that has a center console. The back also has extendable folding tables and a refrigerator for champagne bottles. Maybach contributes branded champagne flutes as an option.

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The back also has a panoramic sunroof, seven-inch tablets, and a completely separate air conditioning system with extra vents. You’ll also find a wireless charging station and heated and cooled cup holders. The seats are separated from the luggage section by a wooden parcel shelf. All of the features of the normal GLS are still there, including nine USB ports, a 115-volt power outlet, and a 64-color ambient lighting system. The GLS 600 is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and it plays your music on a Burnmester sound system. In a final detail, the car will lower itself and extend out an illuminated running board when the rear doors open to make entering and exiting the car easier.

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For power, Mercedes enlisted a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 550 horsepower and 558 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 48-volt electrical system that delivers an additional 21 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The GLS 600 can hit 60 from zero in just 4.8 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 130 miles per hour.

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Mercedes-Benz left out no details on this luxury SUV. Considering all that is offered, it’s pretty clear that the Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS 600 is ready to claim top spot in the luxury SUV market.

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