There’s never enough luxury with models from the famous German carmaker and that’s why we saw the introduction of the new flagship version of the full-size SUV, which comes with the famous Maybach badge. It was introduced last year, for the 2021 year model and it has brought a plethora of upgrades over standard models. Of course, there are numerous exclusive details, starting from mechanical and aesthetical upgrades, as well as a significant upgrade on the inside, which brings even more refinement and luxury. For the second production year, we don’t expect to see any significant change and the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 should carry on in a familiar way.
So, we know what to expect from the next year’s model. As we’ve just mentioned, things will remain the same, which means you may count on the most luxurious version of the SUV, which comes with a capable engine, full-load of standard equipment and hi-end interior quality. We expect to see it sometime late in the year.
2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 Redesign
When it comes to the overall design, the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 won’t be much different compared to the rest of the lineup. Maybach models aren’t as unique as they were in the past and this particular version borrows most parts from the standard GLS model, whether it’s about aesthetics or mechanics.
In terms of mechanics, the only major difference is the grille, which comes with recognizable vertical stripes. Other than that, it’s all about details. There are unique wheels, unique badging and loads of small tweaks. When it comes to mechanics, the only major difference is in the suspension setup, which has been upgraded and now offers even more impressive ride quality than standard models.
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 shouldn’t bring any particular change.
The inside is where this Maybach-badged GLS shows its luxury. Compared to base models, you can notice a lot of upgrades. Although the overall layout looks pretty similar, you can notice even better materials and even more precise craftsmanship. Furthermore, you may count on exclusive color combinations and features.
This model is all about comfort, so it comes with just two rows of seats. Of course, the focus is on the second row, which offers an impressive level of comfort. You may count on things like massaging seats in both rows, heated armrests, heated and cooled cup holders, a 7-inch rear-seat MBUX tablet, a 26-speaker Burmester audio system, and wireless device charging in both rows. Practically, the only upgrade you can get is a center console refrigerator.
It’s not hard to conclude that this model comes with a full load of standard equipment. Moreover, the list of the standard features includes pretty much everything you could imagine in a GLS. Some of the highlights are tech goodies like a 12.3-inch touch screen, a touchpad controller, navigation, Bluetooth, eight USB ports, satellite radio, HD Radio, an in-car communication system, wireless device charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the MBUX interior assistant, a 7-inch MBUX tablet for the second row, a 26-speaker Burmester audio system, second-row wireless device charging, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
The list of standard equipment also includes convenience features like a panoramic sunroof, quad-zone automatic climate control, remote start, and a parking damage detector.
When it comes to safety features, you may count on goodies like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness monitoring, crosswind assist, blind spot monitoring, vehicle exit warning, a surround-view parking camera system, parallel and perpendicular park assist, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane change assist, evasive steering assist, front and rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition etc.
2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 Engine
Changes under the hood definitely won’t happen. The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 will continue with a familiar 4.0-liter V8, with a detuned version of the version that powers AMG models. The max output goes around 550 horsepower, which is enough to provide a super-convenient ride. Moreover, the engine comes in pair with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which makes the ride even smoother.
The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a fantastic job. Of course, AWD is standard. Although drivers of an SUV like this probably won’t care about fuel economy too much, we should mention the numbers. With this SUV, you may count on about 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 Release Date and Price
The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 will come without bigger changes. Therefore, we are pretty sure it will arrive sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, it should start at around 160.000 dollars. With this model, Mercedes aims at Bentley Bentayga, as well as some even more luxurious SUVs like Rolls Royce Cullinan.