Let them eat cake in the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600
Every grateful child should ferry their family in a Maybach
What’s your motor of choice for family gatherings? A minivan? A hatchback? A Mitsubishi Mirage?
Balderdash. If you really love and appreciate your folks, you should be ferrying them about in a Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600.
Boil it down: what do you really need in a conveyance? Seating? Here’s ample accommodation for four. Accessibility? Comfort? Maybach brings it in spades. Power? The GLS makes just enough — it’s even a hybrid.
Need something sweeter to seal the deal? In an obvious effort to keep the penny-pinching middle-class at peace, Mercedes has kept this Maybach a hair under $200k with a more palatable base price of $199,400. But even when optioned up to $230,000 like this one, it isn’t actually that expensive.
Still not convinced? The newsmen tell me that money is free nowadays anyway, you see, so it really shouldn’t be too much trouble. Better still, I’ve listened to their arguments, and with the inflation rates they cite, any depreciation will probably balance out with inflation. Cash in that CERB and hit the dealerships, my mans-culottes : this is revolutionary logic you can bank on.
This Maybach keeps things modest. You’ll find no decadent V12 here; instead, this hauler keeps it simple with a 550 horsepower twin-turbo V8. This sounds adequate for the commoner, and not nearly so vulgar as one of those 700-plus-horsepower three-rows from Dodge. Better still, the 48-volt mild hybrid system’s assistance off the line might even save some fuel, helping you save for that haircut that mom keeps nagging about.
Head to your parents’ place, and they won’t even need their trifocals to spot you coming down the boulevard. The GLS’ gleaming Maybach grille is sure to catch those cataracts from a mile away, not to mention the eyes of neighbours with less-appreciative kids. Picking them up, your folks will have no trouble entering through the tall door clearances. Drop them at the airport for a vacation flight to Varennes , and the Maybach’s automatically-deployed side steps will ensure a graceful exit.
In between, the Maybach can be as quiet or loud as you want it to be. Ample noise deadening minimizes outside disruptions, and even internal disturbances like the clatter of fiddling with the locks remains minimal. On the other hand, A GLS’ Burmester 13- or 26-speaker audio system can reproduce Zoomer Radio at greater volumes than you’ll ever need. You may notice a surprising rattle from the high ranges, but aging ears may not pick that up.