Actor Arjun Kapoor is an ardent petrolhead and has had quite a few exotics in his garage from time to time. And now, the actor has become the newest celebrity to add the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 uber-luxurious SUV to his garage. The car was recently delivered to Kapoor by a Mumbai-based dealer. The flagship Maybach model was launched earlier this year at a whopping price of ₹ 2.43 crore with only 50 units allocated for 2021. All cars were spoken for even before prices were announced in June this year. The automaker though is taking bookings for the second batch with deliveries scheduled in 2022. Incidentally, his co-actor and friend Ranveer Singh also brought home the Maybach GLS earlier this year.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC is the fully-loaded version of the luxury SUV and there’s plenty of upgrades over the standard GLS. The Maybach name adds new 22-inch alloy wheels that can be upgraded to 23-inch units, chrome inserts on the side cladding, LED headlamps and the regal all-chrome Maybach grille. The actor’s Maybach GLS 600 is finished in the monotone Cavansite Blue shade.
In the cabin, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 can seat up to four with individual seats presenting the best of luxury and comfort. The cabin gets a beige and brown dual-tone interior with Nappa leather upholstery. You go get different leather packages for the interior. The feature list is extensive and comprises reclining rear seats, electronic panoramic sliding sunroof, ventilated massage seats and a wide range of ambient lighting options. There’s also the 12.3-inch dual-screens display with the latest MBUX infotainment system. The car also gets the ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice command system and Mercedes Me connected car tech.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is powered by the 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine that develops 550 bhp and 730 Nm of peak torque, paired with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The engine is also paired with a 48-volt system EQ Boost system that adds 21 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque for better initial acceleration and efficiency. The luxury SUV can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 kmph.
This is Arjun Kapoor’s second SUV purchase in 2021. The actor bought a Land Rover Defender 110 in April this year. While the Defender sits at the rugged end of the luxury SUV segment with a storied history of its own, the new Maybach GLS 600 sits on the extreme end of the same spectrum. It’s unclear if Kapoor still holds the keys to his Maserati Levante that was his older daily driver.
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