The Maybach GLS is all about suave and powerful status, and to that end, it comes in one fully-loaded trim with AMG's famous 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 under the head. It's focused on refinement in this application but still produces 550 hp and 538 lb-ft. All-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic help to lay down the power and hustle this behemoth to 60 mph in under five seconds.
The signature two-tone exterior is heavily chromed, and features 22-inch high-gloss black alloy wheels, LED headlights, and a standard sunroof. Step into the cabin, and you get fine Nappa leather on the seats with heating, ventilation, and massage all around, heated front and rear armrests, and four-zone climate control. Standard features that address this level of exclusivity include soft-close doors, 64-color ambient lighting, multi-contour seats with power adjustment, and two 12.3-inch displays to take care of infotainment and driver information. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are naturally included, and the sound system of choice on this luxo-barge? A High-End Burmester 3D sound system with 27 high-performance speakers.
Standard safety items include adaptive braking, auto emergency braking, driver attention assist, active steering assist, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and lane keep/lane change assist. Route-based speed adaption, a head-up display, and traffic sign recognition also come equipped.
Maybach doesn't specify any optional packages but does offer individual options to make its GLS even more luxurious. The exterior can be modified with larger 23-inch forged alloy wheels, and the interior is offered with optional upholstery colors and a few individual options. Seating for five is a no-cost extra, but a wood and leather steering wheel costs $600. Retain the two-seater rear cabin and folding rear tables can be equipped for $1,800 or a mini-fridge and champagne flutes can be added for $1,100 and $800 respectively. If you want to access the Maybach's towing potential, a Class IV trailer hitch is available for $575.