This Four-Wheeled Luxury Condo has a Fridge & Champagne Flutes

You know the old saying, “If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it?” Well, say hello to the latest example of that Truth: The Mercedes-Maybach GLS. The uber high-end luxo-SUV will be stuffed with comfort, convenience, and other high tech features. Loaded, in a word. Not so loaded? Your bank account after you write that check.

What Does The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Cost?

$160,500 plus $1,050 for the destination charge. That’s the starting price of the big Merc SUV that aims to go up against Bentley’s Bentayga and the Rolls Cullinan. $160,500 also covers the price of this condo just outside of Seattle. You would also have enough left over for an older but mint condition Honda Accord or Toyota Camry that you could drive into Seattle (or wherever you call home).  

But why dwell on the problems “those little people” have to deal with. Let’s dwell on what will most likely be the SUV to be seen in cruising down Rodeo Drive.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS
Mercedes-Maybach GLS. Photo: MBUSA.

Exterior Styling

The Merc-Bach has all the subtle styling and road presence of a Tiger tank outside Bastogne: Big honkin’ grille with vertical chrome louvers, the giant standing Mercedes-Benz star on the hood, fully retractable electronic running boards, bass-drum-sized 22-inch multi-spoke allow wheels, and Maybach emblems and lettering and chrome trim everywhere.

Stealthy, it ain’t.

The standard tech package is, of course, just as impressive. There are dual 12.3-inch digital display touchscreens, the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, augmented video for the navigation, and a Burmester 3D surround sound system just this side of The Scorpion’s PA system.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS on the open road.
Photo: MBUSA.

Interior Treatments

Of course, the interior is just as opulent and well thought out as you’d expect. Mercedes says there are generous amounts of space thanks to the unique arrangement of its four-seat configuration, with two individual executive rear seats.

All seats in the Maybach GLS are heated and ventilated and offer active multi-contour adjustment with massage functionality. A five-seat configuration is also available along with fold-out tables. Other niceties are the heated and cooled cupholders, wireless charging in the front and rear, ambient lighting in the roof liner, and the numerous leather embellishments. 

Fresh & Sparkly

The GLS 600 4MATIC can be equipped with a refrigerated compartment and custom champagne flutes. The Air Balance cabin fragrance system also includes a signature fragrance for the Mercedes-Maybach GLS: the light and floral white osmanthus blossom, rounded off by gentle notes of leather and spicy tea (that’s how Mercedes describes it).

Oh, and when the doors are opened, the suspension lowers the vehicle for added convenience if you have had too much champagne.

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