LeBron James Celebrates Championship Win With New Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

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Only 99 examples were produced.

At six foot and eight and a half inches tall, there probably aren't many cars that basketball star LeBron James can comfortably sit inside. No wonder he was chosen to help promote GMC's upcoming electric Hummer, having also previously owned a Hummer H2. During the 2020 NBA Finals earlier this week, the LA Lakers beat the Miami Heat, with LeBron James awarded the Most Valuable Player Award for the fourth time.

To celebrate, LeBron James decided to splash out on a fancy new SUV. No, not the electric Hummer: a lavish Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. SUVs don't get much more luxurious than this.

Tony Bet / Instagram
Tony Bet / Instagram

In a post on Instagram, Toronto-based dealer Driving Emotions Motorcar shared a gallery of LeBron James' new ride. "Congrats to @kingjames on the championship! Enjoy the new whip @drivingemotionstoronto", Tony Bet of Driving Emotions Motorcar wrote. Only 99 examples were built to give the G-Class a send-off before the current-generation version arrived, making it an extremely rare sight on the road.

Measuring 7.2-feet tall and, 17.3 long and with a of 11.15 feet, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is absolutely massive, so there should be plenty of regroom for LeBron James to travel in comfort.

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Rear passengers also get the same reclining individual rear seats found in the Mercedes-Maybach S luxury sedan and can enjoy an open-air driving experience thanks to the SUV's landaulet roof. Under the hood is a 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 621 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque.

While the G650 Landaulet is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious SUVs ever made, it's also just as capable at navigating tricky terrain as the regular G-Class if LeBron James ever wants to venture off-road. It isn't known how much LeBron James paid for his new ride, but the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet fetched $527,400 when it was new back in 2017, while the last example sold for a staggering $1.4 million at auction.


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