As usual, you'll either love or hate this the tuner's work.
Mercedes-Benz offers a tiered approach when it comes to luxury. The normal models are considered premium cars, while Mercedes-AMG vehicles are considered luxury performance vehicles. Then there's Mercedes-Maybach. These represent the epitome of luxury, and the Mercedes-Maybach GLS is one of the most luxurious SUVs ever created. We've seen numerous tuners have a go at this luxurious land yacht, including Brabus, which created a 900-horsepower version. Now, it's the turn of Mansory, a luxury car tuner known for its love of the three-pointed star. We recently reported on its 900-hp G63, and now we're stoked to introduce you to its carbon-clad Maybach GLS.
Mansory is known for its outlandishly vulgar body kits, and this GLS isn't far off the norm. At the front, this defenseless Maybach GLS has been fitted with a chrome nudge bar (available on request), a larger front apron, and lip spoiler, all finished in carbon fiber. There are also side skirts, and at the back, a new diffuser and a slightly reworked bumper. Without the nudge bar, the front-end doesn't look half bad, and Mansory gives customers the option to darken the front grille. The exterior styling tweaks are complemented by a set of 24-inch alloy wheels. The interior features custom leather upholstery with 3D embossing, an optional leather-carbon steering wheel, and a ton of carbon trim accessories.
Mansory not only changes the look of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, but it also makes it more powerful. The standard car features a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing a significant 550 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque. Mansory then works its magic by replacing the stock turbochargers with larger, more efficient ones, installing a sports exhaust system with sport cats, and tuning the ECU. The final figure? An astonishing 820 hp and 722 lb-ft. This allows the GLS to hit 62 mph in only 4.4 seconds and reach 186 mph. We applaud Mansory for squeezing so much power out of that AMG V8 engine, but for the love of all things holy, please stop ruining luxury cars with nasty body kits.