The last available 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet was sold for $1.4 million (about 1.2 million) to a private Belgian buyer, with all proceeds going to the children’s sports charity the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
Only 99 of these luxury G-Wagons were made and we took a look at one of these Mercedes-Maybach Landaulets that Thomas Geiger of Britain’s Autocar drove right here in South Africa.
In case you’ve forgotten, some of the luxuruious features massaging and air-conditioned seats from the S-Class, which can be reclined into a bed-position. There is increased legroom, a ‘bar’ complete with champagne flutes, and an impressive infotainment system with a 10-inch LCD screen, access to folding tables and heated, cooled and illuminated cup holders.
The Landaulet is fitted with a twin-turbocharged V12 that generates 469kW of power and 1000Nm of torque and comes with a four-wheel-drive system with front, center, and rear differential locks and has 450mm of ground clearance.
Unfortunately, despite being unveiled to a few journalists in South Africa, the Landaulet is is left-hand drive only, so none of them were sold in South Africa.