Mercedes: Maybach Trim To Potentially Grace GL-Class

Cameron Aubernon
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mercedes maybach trim to potentially grace gl class

Not content with only the S-Class receiving the Maybach treatment for a potential shout-out in Lorde’s next jam, Mercedes-Benz wants to take the Maybach trim line to the next level: The GL-Class. reports the automaker wants to give a super-luxury makeover to the seven-passenger premium SUV as it seeks to make Maybach to luxury what AMG is to performance. Should this indeed follow the upcoming S-Class by Maybach — based upon the two-row W222 sedan over the three-row pullman at the top of the class — the GL will retain its architecture while receiving styling tweaks and S-Class technology, such as semi-active suspension with body-roll control.

Mercedes board member in charge of research and development, Dr. Thomas Weber, sees potential in the growing super-luxury SUV segment — led by the likes of Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini — for his employer to mount its own offensive, opining that it’s only a matter of “how fast and how parallel” Mercedes can bring the GL-Class by Maybach into production.

As for where the new SUV would turn up, the Middle East, Russia and the United States are among the key markets up for consideration.

Cameron Aubernon
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  • Sproc Sproc on Jul 08, 2014

    This is inevitable as the sun rising in the east. I'm sure the armor conversion shops can't wait to get their hands on it, too.

  • J.Emerson J.Emerson on Jul 08, 2014

    This is different from a Cartier/Gucci/Pierre Cardin edition Continental how?

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jul 08, 2014

    You'd think they might spend time making an ultra-lux version of their more expensive G, which already appeals to rich people. The GL is not nearly as posh, and is generally poorly regarded by the blonde women who own them. Too much time at the service center.

  • Redliner Redliner on Jul 08, 2014

    It's only a matter of time before somone at MB realizes that they can make an even bigger pile of money by selling a "Maybach AMG" trim. The AMG engine with the ritzy trimmings. Think of it like a flagship to the flagship.