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2017-02-14 09:34

UTTER LUXURY: The Mercedes-Benz G Class received a massive luxury injection courtesy of Maybach. Image: QuickPic

Cape Town - Following the Mercedes-Maybach S Class and the S 650 Cabriolet, the G 650 Landaulet joins the Mercedes-Maybach family.

With its V12 engine, portal axles, electric fabric top and equipment specification in the rear compartment, this all-terrain vehicle is, however, limited to only 99 units.

Sadly, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is manufactured in left-hand-drive only and will therefore not be introduced to the South African market.

Off-road luxury

Dr Jens Thiemer, head of marketing Mercedes-Benz cars, said: "The name Maybach dates back to the beginnings of the automobile. It stands for supreme luxury with tradition, combined with high-tech. In 2015, we took the logical step of opening a new chapter in the luxury class with our Mercedes Maybach sub-brand.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet

"Since then, more than 15 000 Mercedes-Maybachs have been produced. Hence, one in every ten vehicles sold in the S Class segment was a Mercedes-Maybach. With the Mercedes-Maybach G Class Landaulet, we are now extending the Mercedes-Maybach portfolio to include the world's most iconic and prestigious off-roader.”

The Landaulet comes with the Mercedes-AMG V12 biturbo, which delivers 463kW/1000Nm.

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Design traits

Two 25.4cm high-resolution media displays can be found in the Landaulet. The vehicle has design upholstery with diamond stitching - which is two-tone and available in four trim colours. Customers have the option of choosing between three different matching colours for the fabric top and four design paint finishes, says Mercedes.

“V12 BITURBO” letters appear on the front wings indicative of the 12-cyclinder engine and the radiator grille features a chrome-plated double louvre and a chrome-plated screen.

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"LANDAULET" lettering is worked into the rim flanges of the ceramically polished 55.9cm 5 twin-spoke light-alloy wheels.

Other exclusive exterior design features include front and rear under-ride guards, large wheel-arch flares in genuine carbon fibre, as well as mounted on the right at the rear, the spare wheel with integral holder for the third brake light.

Image: QuickPic

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