Inside Chiyangwa’s Mercedes Maybach GLS 600
Street talk by naysayers is “Fidza apera” aka he is now a whitewash.
However, in defiance, the flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa has just bought himself a 2022 Mercedes Maybach GLS600. He also bought a Toyota Land Cruiser 300 series which landed this month as well
We look at what makes this beautiful beast one of the most sought-after vehicles.
With 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 4.9 seconds, a maximum top speed of 250 km/h, a curb weight of 2685 kgs, the GLS 600 4MATIC Maybach has a turbocharged V 8-cylinder engine, petrol motor.
This engine produces a maximum power of 410kW at rpm and a maximum torque of 730 Nm at 1200 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the all-wheel drive (AWD) with a 9 speed Automatic gearbox.
On the topic of chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behavior and ride comfort, the X167 GLS has Independent Double Wishbones. Air Suspension. Anti-roll bar. Front suspension and Independent Double Wishbones. Air Suspension. Anti-roll bar. Rear suspension. Stock tire sizes are 285 / 45 on 22-inch rims at the front, and 325 / 40 on 22 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the X167 GLS 600 4MATIC Maybach braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Vented Discs at the rear.
The X167 GLS model is a SUV / TT car manufactured by Mercedes Benz, with 5 doors and 5 seats, sold new from year 2020.
Mercedes Benz X167 GLS 600 4MATIC Maybach Engine Technical Data Mercedes Benz X167 GLS 600 4MATIC Maybach Engine Technical Data
Engine type - Number of cylinders: V 8
Fuel type: Petrol
Fuel System: Direct Injection
Engine Alignment: Longitudinal
Engine Position: Front
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity: 3982 cm3 or 243 cu-in
Number of valves: 32 Valves
Aspiration: Turbo Intercooler
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower: 549 bhp or 410 kW @ - rpm
Maximum torque: 730 Nm or 538 lb. Ft @ 1200 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain: AWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds:
9 speed Automatic Transmission relations
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined WLTP: 13.1 L/100km
Range (WLTP): 687 Km
Fuel Tank Capacity: 90 L
CO2 emissions: - g/Km (Mercedes Benz)
CO2 emissions WLTP: 297 g/Km (Mercedes Benz)
Top Speed: 250 km/h
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 4.9 s
Body: SUV / TT
Num. of Doors: 5
Wheelbase: 313.5 cm or 123.43 inches
Length: 533.5 cm or 210.04 inches
Width: 195.6 cm or 77.01 inches
Height: 182.3 cm or 71.77 inches
Front Axle: 166.9 cm or 65.71 inches
Rear Axle: 166.9 cm or 65.71 inches
Max. Towing Capacity Weight: 3500 Kg or 7716.17 lbs
Num. of Seats: 5
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cc: -
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions: Vented Discs (- mm)
Rear Brakes - Dices dimensions: Vented Discs (- mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions: 285/45 R22
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions: 325/40 R22
Curb Weight: 2685 kg OR 5919 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio: 5.5 kg/hp
Trunk / Boot capacity: 520-2400 L
Verdict: Chiyangwa haaperi zvekumhanya. He still owns and rides the best of the best