Mercedes-Maybach G 65 landaulet to debut in Geneva


Mercedes will be unveiling the Mercedes-Maybach G 65 landaulet at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show in March. The name is a bit controversial at the moment because nobody clearly knows what it is going to be called. While some speculate it to be a G 65 4×4² Landaulet, others simply call it G 650 Landaulet. Regardless of the final badge, its a landaulet. For those who have no clue what that is, landaulet is a body type originated back in the 19th century, where only the passenger section is made into a convertible with the seats pushed all the way back. The most recent landaulet from Mercedes was a Maybach 62.


This particular model has been spotted by a Russian journalist somewhere in the woods, and looking at the wheel arch extensions, ride height and bumper design, it appears to be based on the G 500 4×4² (G-Class Squared). While the G 500 4×4² packs a 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo, this landaulet version sports a V12 badge on the fender. Which means, it packs a 6.0 litre V12 bi-turbo from the AMG G 65 producing 630 hp and 1000 Nm of torque. Expect an AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission in this one too.


Another clue is the G 6501 licence plate in the teaser, which was also bolted on the G 65, suggesting the engine is an M279 AMG from Affalterbach.

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