THE NEW LUXURY 4X4 STANDARD
First the bad news: Magna Styer will build only 99 of the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, and only for left-handdrive countries. The good news is that 4x4 fans now have a new benchmark in luxury off-roading in this open-top GClass, the first off-roader from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. Up front a V12 engine powers both portal axles, an electric fabric top opens to the sun and the exclusive equipment specification in the rear, which includes massaging seats and video screens, makes the first class seats in the nose of a plane look Spartan. The open-top four-seater makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March, where Wheels correspondent Sibonelo Meyeni will do his best not to hug it for too long.