Unlike the previous landaulets from Mercedes which were based on the saloons, the G 650 Landaulet is the first open-top G‑Class from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. Based on the mighty AMG G 63 6×6 and G 500 4×42, the G 650 gets 578 mm more wheelbase than the regular G-Class (a total of 3,428 mm), allowing a massive legroom even with the electric seats set to fully reclined position. The super comfy rear seats also offer massage function with inflatable air chambers.
The other appointments of the G 650 Landaulet also leave nothing to be desired. There is a large business console with thermal cup holders between the individual seats. The controls for opening or closing the glass partition are integrated behind the cup holders. Similar to an aircraft seat, the centre console comes with two tables, which can be easily folded in or out with one hand. There is also a 10-inch media display for both the individuals in the back seat. On-demand, an electrically operated glass partition separates the rear compartment from the driver’s section. In addition, the glass can be changed from transparent to opaque at the press of a button.
Since the vehicle carries Maybach badges on the outside, there is a luxurious two-tone designo upholstery with diamond stitching, which is also available in four trim colours. Customers can choose between three different matching colours for the fabric top as well as four attractive designo paint finishes, including a matt finish.
The 22-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels carry LANDAULET lettering on the rim flanges, and wear a super wide 325/55 tyres.
Power comes from a 6.0-litre Mercedes-AMG V12 biturbo, delivering 463 kW (630 hp) and 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of peak torque. The G 650 also features 100% differential locks which can be engaged while on the move and low off-road ratio transfer case as well. The vehicle measures 5,345 mm in length, 2,235 mm in height, and gets a massive ground clearance of 450 mm.
Like all other variants of the G-Class, the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet will be produced by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. The world premiere and sales release is at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017. And, did I mention that the G 650 Landaulet is limited to just 99 units? All those 99 are reportedly only LHDs and are only going to be in Europe, Middle East and Russia.