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Can The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Take On The Bentley Bentayga And Rolls-Royce Cullinan?


While the regular Mercedes-Benz GLS challenges the likes of the BMW X7, Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 takes the battle to the ultra-luxurious Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Range Rover SVAutobiography.

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On paper, it ticks most boxes, including the extravagant styling on the outside, a more luxurious cabin with the best materials and amenities required from such a vehicle, extra sound deadening for that cocooned feeling and a magic carpet ride that allows those sitting in the back to take a nap if they so please.

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If it’s one thing it lacks, that is a twelve-cylinder engine; despite the ‘600’ badging, power is supplied by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 which delivers 550 HP (558 PS / 410 kW) and 538 lb-ft (729 Nm) of torque. The EQ Boost starter generator produces an extra 21 HP (21 PS / 16 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm), enabling a 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 4.8 seconds despite a weight of almost 3 tons (6,600 lbs), while top speed is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).

At a base price of $161,550, including destination, the Maybach GLS 600 costs about the same as the Bentayga Hybrid and it is about half the price of a base Cullinan. So, if you want the most luxurious SUV in the market, should the Maybach be your first choice, or would you rather go for the Bentley, the Rolls-Royce or the Range Rover instead? If you’re undecided, then the following video review could help you make up your mind, so head on down and click the play button.

 

Updated: December 20, 2020 — 5:22 pm

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