Mercedes-Benz launches 2024 Maybach GLS 600 and AMG S63 E Performance in India

German luxury vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, on Wednesday, launched two new vehicles – the 2024 Mercedes Maybach GLS 600 facelift and the Mercedes AMG S63 E Performance – in India.

Santosh Iyer, Managing Director & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, in a company statement, said, “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. It combines unbridled performance with innovative technology and unsurpassed luxury, making AMG S 63 E Performance Edition 1, a coveted performance vehicle in its most luxurious form.”

The Mercedes AMG S63 E Performance, a high-performance luxury sedan, is introduced at ₹3.30 crore (Ex-showroom). For an additional ₹50 lakh, buyers can opt for the limited Edition 1, featuring Manufaktur Alpine Grey paint, matte black 21-inch forged AMG wheels, red brake callipers, and AMG Night and Exclusive packages.

Santosh Iyer, MD & CEO, and Lance Bennett, VP of Sales & Marketing at Mercedes-Benz India.

Iyer added, “The Mercedes-Maybach GLS on other hand is the pinnacle of luxury, embodying the ultimate luxury experience with its impressive exterior design and high-class interior appointments. In a short span since its debut in India, this luxury SUV has been the most aspired luxury vehicle across the country, for customers seeking an opulent and exclusive Maybach experience in the form of a SUV.”

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The 2024 Mercedes Maybach GLS 600, known as the S-Class of SUVs, has received a slight facelift. It features a revised grille and bumpers, new LED tail light design, Maybach-specific tailpipes, and a Maybach logo.

As per Iyer, “The TEV segment remains buoyant, fuelled by demand and unwavering customer loyalty, comprising 25% of Mercedes-Benz sales in India. The customer preference for TEV reiterates the growing popularity for exclusive top-end luxury vehicles such as the GLS, Mercedes-Maybach, and AMG range.”

2024 Mercedes Maybach GLS 600

The 2024 Mercedes Maybach GLS 600’s standard colour options include Polar White, Silver Metallic, and Black, with optional dual-tone paint schemes. The vehicle comes with 22-inch wheels, with an option for 23-inch mono-block wheels.

Rear passengers enjoy luxury features like seat ventilation, massage functions, power extendable leg rests, 43.5-degree power reclining seats, a tablet on the rear armrest, dual 11.6-inch rear entertainment screens, a 590W Burmester audio system, and Maybach-specific ambient lighting.

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The vehicle also includes GUARD 360° laminated burglary-resistant safety glass, an Acoustic Comfort package, an upgraded parking system, new steering wheel design, the latest MBUX UI, improved telematics, and revised AC vents.

Powered by a hand-built 4.0L twin-turbo V8 motor, the GLS 600 produces 557 bhp and 770 Nm of torque, with an additional 22 bhp and 250 Nm from a 48V ISG. The total system power is managed by a 9-speed automatic gearbox, reaching 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. The 2024 Mercedes Maybach GLS 600 is priced at ₹3.35 crore (Ex-showroom).

Mercedes AMG S63 E Performance

The S63 E Performance includes a new grille with vertical slats, a sportier bumper, an AMG rear diffuser, quad tailpipes, standard 20-inch alloys, optional 21-inchers, and AMG-specific styling cues.

Inside, it boasts a new AMG steering wheel and pedals, AMG graphics in MBUX software, quad-zone climate control, a Burmester 3D sound system, executive seats, a rear seat entertainment package, a removable tablet, folding tables, Nappa leather upholstery, and a 12.8-inch OLED infotainment screen with a waterfall effect.

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The AMG S63 E Performance is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 motor combined with a 13.1 kWh battery and an electric motor, producing a total of 802 bhp and 1,430 Nm of torque. The electric motor alone contributes 190 bhp and 320 Nm.

Power is distributed through a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The car features 7 AMG driving modes, adaptive air suspension, active roll bars, rear wheel steering, and optional ceramic brakes. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and offers a pure electric range of 33 km.

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