Looking to get your hands on a top of the line Mercedes-Benz model? It’s going to cost you.
Mercedes-Benz says it will build the new Maybach GLS exclusively at the company’s plant in Alabama. The luxury sport utility vehicle’s $200,000 price tag will make it the priciest set of wheels manufactured stateside, by a wide margin.
The SUVs could start rolling off the Mercedes-Benz factory floor in Vance, Ala. as soon as this year. The cars feature an existing GLS body, enhanced with a 4.0 liter, twin V8 engine to give it at least 560 horsepower. That’s the same engine the company uses for its S560 sedan. The car also comes with a number of design tweaks, interior accoutrements and other bells and whistles, in an attempt to justify the price.
At $200,000 a pop, the Maybach GLS is more than $40,000 more expensive than the Acura NSX, the next priciest American made car. The next generation sports car is built at a plant in Ohio.
Meanwhile, Mercedes is giving its Alabama manufacturing facility an upgrade. The company is pouring more than $1 billion into expanding the facility to start producing electric sport utility vehicles.
The California Lemon Law
Buying a car is a significant purchase, even for those of us who can’t afford a $200,000 chariot. When you plunk down the kind of cash that it costs for a luxury car like a Maybach GLS, you kind of expect that it will work properly. But those of us who spend our hard earned cash on more modest automobiles also deserve to have vehicles that function.
The sad fact is that many vehicles—in all price ranges—leave the factory floor with serious defects that can pose significant safety hazards. Those problems can be hard for owners and lessors to initially detect.
Fortunately buyers and lessors in California have some important legal rights. The California lemon law requires carmakers to perform certain repairs on vehicles while the cars are under warranty. It also forces the manufacturer to replace the car or pay back the purchase prices and other related costs in the event that the repair attempts aren’t successful.
The law also puts the carmaker on the hook for attorney fees and other legal expenses that you incur in successfully pursuing your rights.
How We Can Help You Enforce Your California Lemon Law Rights
The California Lemon Law lawyers at the Bickel Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases across the state. Our lawyers work aggressively to resolve these cases for the people that we represent.
Our offices are conveniently located in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with an attorney.