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Mercedes-Benz India Expands Luxury Lineup with Two New Flagship Models- GLS Maybach & S63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz India Enhances its TEV Portfolio with Exclusive Launches: Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance ‘Edition 1’ and Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV

Mercedes-Benz India has unveiled two new top-end vehicles, the Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance Edition 1 and the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV, marking a significant expansion of its luxury and performance lineup. These launches cater to the growing demand for high-end vehicles in India, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to combining opulence with thrilling driving experiences.

The Ultimate Performance Luxury: Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance Edition 1

Referred to as the “Best Car in the World,” the S-Class returns in an exclusive AMG avatar with the AMG S 63 E Performance Edition 1. This model is the most powerful S-Class ever, blending the luxury and comfort of the S-Class with the high performance of a bi-turbo AMG. It features a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine paired with an electric motor, producing a combined output of 802 hp. This exclusive ‘Edition 1’ boasts unique elements like Manufaktur alpine grey paintwork, 21-inch forged wheels, and a luxurious interior with red topstitching.

Pinnacle of Luxury: Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic SUV

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 epitomizes luxury in the SUV segment, offering unparalleled sophistication and comfort. Key features include the Burmester surround sound system, MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System, and advanced safety features like Guard 360° burglary-resistant laminated safety glass. Priced at Rs. 3.35 crore, this SUV combines the elegance of a top-class sedan with the versatility of an SUV.

Statements from Mercedes-Benz India

“Mercedes-Benz customers desire to experience the pinnacle of luxury as well as a thrilling driving experience,” said Santosh Iyer, Managing Director & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India. “The new Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance in an exclusive ‘Edition 1’ is the most powerful S-Class ever, a consummate blend of luxury, comfort, and brute strength. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS, on the other hand, embodies the ultimate luxury experience with its impressive exterior design and high-class interior appointments. These models underline our focus on offering exclusive top-end luxury vehicles to our discerning Indian customers.”

AMG S 63 E Performance Edition 1: Key Highlights

  • Expressive Exterior Design: Features the AMG-specific radiator grille, 21-inch AMG forged wheels, and dynamic diamond stitching.
  • Elegant Interior: Combines high-quality appointments of the S-Class with AMG-specific features like AMG Performance steering wheel and seven AMG Dynamic Select driving modes.
  • MBUX Multimedia System: Offers hybrid-specific displays and functions, including the option for AMG’s “Supersport” style display.
  • High-Performance Battery: Inspired by Formula 1, the battery offers a capacity of 13.1 kWh with a WLTP electric range of 33 km.
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ All-Wheel Drive: Ensures optimum traction and dynamics.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600: Key Highlights

  • Design: Exclusive Maybach-specific design elements, including the Maybach radiator grille and upright star on the hood.
  • Interior Comfort: First-class seating, high-end entertainment, and exceptional comfort with features like massage and climatized seats.
  • Engine Performance: The M177 4.0-litre V8 engine generates 410 kW power with 770 Nm torque, now enhanced with Integrated Starter Generator technology.
  • Ultra Luxury Features: Includes a refrigerated compartment, champagne flutes, and customizable options for paint, upholstery, and equipment.

Pricing and Availability

The AMG S 63 E Performance is priced at Rs. 3.3 Cr, with the exclusive ‘Edition 1’ starting at Rs. 3.8 Cr. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic is priced at Rs. 3.35 Cr, all prices being All-India ex-showroom.

These launches underscore Mercedes-Benz India’s commitment to providing its customers with the ultimate in luxury and performance, solidifying its position in the top-end vehicle (TEV) segment, which constitutes 25% of its sales in India.

Total displacement3982 cc
Arrangement of cylinderV8
Max. rated power system output590kW [802hp]
Max. torque at rated power system output1430 Nm
TransmissionAMG Speedshift MCT 9G
Top speed250kmph (limited)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h3.3s
Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC
Displacement3982 cc
Output410/557 kW/hp
at6000-6500 rpm
Add. output (Boost)16/22 kW/hp
Peak torque730 Nm
at2500-5000 rpm
Add. torque (Boost)250 Nm
Combined fuel consumption, WLTP14.1-13.84 l/100 km
Combined CO2 emissions, WLTP320-3144 g/km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h4.2 s
Top speed250 km/h
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