2024 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic Is A Chrome-Clad Rolls-Royce Rival
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic has been updated alongside the rest of the GLS range and according to the marque, it is even more refined than the outgoing model. That’s quite a statement, but is it true?
Beyond refreshing the exterior of the GLS 600 4Matic to reflect the updates made to the rest of the GLS family, Mercedes has given the luxurious SUV a new lower grille with a chrome surround. Additionally, the front grille is slightly taller than it was before and the radar unit located in the center of it is also much more visible. The air intakes on the outer edges of the grille are also new.
The carmaker’s designers have also created a new set of 23-inch forged wheels for the SUV with a forged wheel bolt cover. A new lighting system has also been installed and projects the Maybach pattern onto the road when the doors are opened.
The interior has also been refined. The seat covers are new and there is new diamond-pattern quilting on the plush leather seats. Customers will be able to have the interior finished in either Manufaktur Crystal White/Silver Grey pearl or Manufaktur Mahogany Brown/Macchiato Beige.
Like other GLS models, the 2024 GLS 600 4Matic’s exterior is offered in two new colors, dubbed Sodalite Blue Metallic and Manufaktur Alpine Grey Non-Metallic. It also has a new steering wheel with touch controls, an available MBUX Multi-Seat Entertainment system with three touchscreens, can be optioned with two USB ports in the center console with 100W charger, and a two-stage filter to protect against fine dust and pollutants.
Mercedes-Maybach will only sell the SUV with a single engine option, namely a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. This mill delivers 557 hp between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm and 730 Nm of torque from 2,500 to 5,000 rpm. It also has a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and an electric motor with an extra 22 hp and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm). It can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and power through to a 155 mph (250 km/h) top speed.