For all those G-Wagen fans, if you were saving the hard earned cash to buy the Maybach variant, the last available Mercedes Maybach G650 Landaulet has been sold. A private Belgian buyer paid a whopping €1.2 million, or about £1.06 million at Bonhams, with all proceeds being donated to the children’s sports charity the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
The ultimate convertible 4×4 has some usual features, the soft top can be raised or lowered electronically, as can a glass partition to the driver’s compartment (wouldn’t be a Landaulet without that). What’s more, the two rear seats can be fully reclined, with leg rests extending from below, and with access to folding tables, 10-inch LCD screen and heated or cooled and illuminated cup holders.
As it has the number 650 in its name, however, the Landaulet also features a twin-turbocharged V12 that generates 630 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Bringing up the G-Wagen part of the bargain is a four-wheel-drive system with front, centre, and rear differential locks, that sends power to solid portal axles front and rear, which lift the differential and beam axles above the wheel centres for additional ground clearance.
So if you were raiding the kids piggy bank, you can quietly put it back until your next truck purchase.