Mercedes-Benz Has Just Unveiled the World's Most Expensive SUV

Elizabeth Williams
March 9, 2017

When oligarchs seek an imposing chariot more likely to induce the masses to step back rather than rush forward on their arrival, the G 650 Landaulet will surely be the new vehicle of choice.

The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is the vehicle you never knew you needed.

The Landaulet is the first off-roader from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand.

Before the Mercedes-Maybach G-Class 650 Landaulet was announced, the Bentley Bentayga was the world's most expensive SUV at $230,000.

Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

New Dehli: Luxury vehicle maker Mercedes has showcased Maybach G650 Landaulet at the ongoing Geneva Motor show.

The super expensive SUV has everything to make off-road driving very fun and not only will it have a $500,000 price but it will also be a limited release. The Mercedes-Maybach G-Class 650 Landaulet will be available this year and will be released in left-hand drive only. It has a twin-turbocharged V12 powerplant producing 630 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.

Standing at seven feet tall, the SUV from the German giants is a majestic beast on wheels. The SUV is very luxurious but also a very expensive one. The idea of a Landaulet is that the passengers occupy a separate compartment to the driver. An almost two-foot extension to this special G-Wagen's wheelbase provides enough rear legroom for installation of a pair of first-class aircraft style reclining seats separated by a console featuring cupholders that will either heat or chill drinks.

The G650 Landaulet is fitted with portal axles which provide a ground clearance of 450 millimeters. Reports suggest it will go on sale in the later half of 2017.

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