2024 Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

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Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV

Key Features

  • Starting at $174,350 MSRP*
  • 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with EQ Boost (550 HP / 538 LB-FT of TQ), 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shift paddles, and 4MATIC fully variable all-wheel drive
  • Exclusive Maybach exterior design elements including standing hood Star, distinctive upright grille, door-pillar accents, and bladelike lower side trim
  • Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound system with 27 speakers
  • 4-Seat or 5-Seat configurations featuring Individual Executive seats divided by a wood-trimmed console with heated and cooled cupholders, an MBUX tablet, and available twin folding tables
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia display and touchpad controller
  • E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL fully adaptive suspension with DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes
  • Active multicontour front seats with massage, heating, and ventilation functions

Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV

About the Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV

Seamlessly combining opulence with impeccable engineering, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS represents the pinnacle of full-size luxury SUVs. Hand-crafted precision, exquisite materials, and elegant design cues help deliver a world-renowned experience for both drivers and passengers. Taking advantage of the spaciousness of the GLS platform, the Mercedes-Maybach combines the impeccable comfort of a saloon car with the capability of an SUV. Beneath the hood lies a precision-tuned 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with EQ Boost that combines effortless power delivery with refined drive characteristics. A fully-adaptive suspension system glides effortlessly over imperfections in the road to deliver a serene experience throughout the cabin. You’ll also have access to the cutting-edge Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system for responsive connectivity no matter how far the journey takes you. Both inside and out, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS sets the industry standard for the ultimate first-class luxury SUV.

What the Critics Say

Based on the standard Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Maybach ups the opulence with a revised interior and retuned powertrain aimed at making backseat passengers just as comfortable as those in the front. Mercedes expects a significant number of GLS 600s to be driven by chauffeurs, so the aim was to make sure those in the back are as comfortable as possible. It’s the same formula Mercedes-Benz has used for years with the Maybach S-Class, though basing the new model on the GLS gives Mercedes much more room to work with.” — Edmunds

While the regular Benz-branded GLS-class SUV is a three-row affair, the Maybach GLS600 offers just two rows, both of which offer heat and massage functions. The rear seats are the place to be; with acres of legroom and two power-adjustable recliner seats, riding in the back is akin to traveling in the fanciest first-class airline cabins. A three-across bench is also offered, but c’mon, the executive treatment is what this SUV is all about.” — Car and Driver

What’s New for 2024

A number of key improvements have been made to the world-class Mercedes-Maybach GLS for the 2024 model year. On the exterior, every Mercedes-Maybach GLS receives a new front grille design featuring vertical slats and “Maybach” lettering, newly optional 23-inch forged wheels in exquisite Maybach design with a forged wheel bolt cover, and updated front air inlets. All models now come standard with ambient lighting featuring an animated projection of the Mercedes-Maybach pattern. Inside the cabin, you’ll find new upholstery featuring elegant diamond quilting with specific perforations. Other new additions to the Mercedes-Maybach GLS include:

  • New Twilight Blue Metallic and MANUFAKTUR Alpine Grey Non-Metallic paint finishes
  • Latest generation steering wheel with touch controls on the spokes
  • Two USB ports with 100W output in the rear of the center console

Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV Features

Mercedes-Maybach GLS V8 Biturbo Engine

Hand-Crafted Performance

Assembled by hand by expert Mercedes-Benz engineers, standard power for the Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV comes in the form of a precision-tuned 4.0-liter Biturbo V8 engine. Producing 550 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque and further enhanced with EQ Boost, this powertrain combines swiftness and sensibility. Legendary 4MATIC® all-wheel drive delivers confidence and enhanced capability in both wet and dry conditions. Delivering a serene ride both on and even off the road, the standard E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL adaptive suspension easily absorbs road imperfections and instantly adjusts to optimize driving feel. A responsive 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shift paddles provides perfected control while maintaining excellent efficiency.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV Interior

Stunning Interior

Enveloped in extraordinary comfort and meticulously designed to cater to the needs of the most discerning drivers, the opulent interior of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV is a true feast for the senses. The Maybach GLS is available in either a 4-seat executive configuration or a 5-seat two-row configuration, each upholstered in sumptuous hand-tailored, topstitched Nappa leather. Executive-class rear seats offer spa-like dimensions along with hand-finished wood and cleverly integrated ambient lighting accents. A full-length rear center console is home to amenities including heated and cooled cupholders, an MBUX tablet, and available twin folding tables. A fixed wood partition seamlessly divides the passenger area from the cargo compartment. There’s even an optional compact refrigerator box to keep your favorite beverages chilled and concealed between the rear seats.

Mercedes-Benz Augmented Video Navigation System

Groundbreaking Technology

Intuitive and innovative, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS comes equipped with state-of-the-art connectivity and multimedia capabilities to enhance your driving experience. Your centralized hub for infotainment is the groundbreaking Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system, home to industry-leading machine learning capabilities and limitless customization options. MBUX Augmented Video for Navigation simplifies how you get to your destination with live imagery from a forward-facing camera on the central display to display street names, house numbers, and guiding arrows in real-time. Dual 12.3-inch displays, one for the gauge cluster and one for the center screen, provide high-definition views of critical drive information. A comprehensive collection of active safety assists and technologies help keep you one step ahead of danger behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV.

Trims & Specs

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV

  • Starting at $174,350 MSRP*
  • 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with EQ Boost and 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • Genuine Nappa leather upholstery
  • Exclusive Maybach exterior design details
  • 22-inch Maybach multispoke wheels

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.
**Burmester® is a registered trademark of Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH, Berlin, Germany