The legendary Maybach division of Mercedes has premiered its first all-electric model, the EQS SUV based on the regular GLS at the recently concluded Shanghai Auto Show.
The Mercedes Maybach EQS 680 4MATIC is the sub-brand’s first all-electric, full-size luxury SUV. The Ingolstadt-based car marque claims the new SUV combines Maybach exclusivity with technical perfection. It is also the first Mercedes-Benz model to come with sustainably processed leather. One could recognize it instantly with the optional two-tone paintwork and colossal 22-inch alloys (available later). Let us check out its details.
You might also like: How Does Polestar 4 Compare Against Tesla Model Y?
You might also like: BMW i7 M70 xDrive Revealed as the Fastest EV from BMW
Mercedes Maybach EQS SUV – Specs
The opulent electric SUV is equipped with a large 132 kWh battery powering 2 Permanent Synchronous Electric Motors enabling an All-Wheel-Drive configuration via Mercedes’s trademark 4MATIC system. The total power and torque outputs stand at a potent 649 hp and 949 Nm ensuring a sporty 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in just 4.1 secs. The top speed is rated at 130 mph.
There is 200 kW DC fast charging available that juices up the battery from 10-80% in just 31 mins. Using the 9.6 kW AC charger, the battery can be charged from 0-100% in 12.75 hours. The large battery allows a decent range of up to 600 km on the WLTP cycle. It gets Eco, Sport, Off-road and Individual drive modes.
|Mercedes Maybach EQS SUV||Specs|
|Range (WLTP)||up to 600 km (373 mi)|
|Power / Torque||649 hp / 949 Nm|
|Acceleration (0-96 km/h)||4.1 secs|
|200 kW DC Fast Charging||31 mins (10-80%)|
|Top Speed||209 km/h (130 mph)|
You might also like: Mercedes Electric G-Wagon (EQG) to Get Silicon Battery Material
Mercedes Maybach EQS SUV Dimensions
Mercedes Maybach EQS is a large luxury SUV which is indicated by its gargantuan proportions. It has a length of 5,123 mm, a width of 2,035 mm, a height of 1,725 mm and an impressive wheelbase of 3,211 mm. The DIGITAL LIGHT feature welcomes and says goodbye to the driver with a special light show. Additionally, an animated projection of the Maybach pattern shines in all four doors.
|Length||5,123 mm (201.7 in)|
|Width (w/o mirrors)||2,035 mm (80.1 in)|
|Height||1,725 mm (67.9 in)|
|Wheelbase||3,211 mm (126.4 in)|
You might also like: Wireless Charging For EVs Could Be Revolutionary Technology
Interior & Features
On the inside, the Mercedes Maybach EQS gets a standard MBUX Hyperscreen with “zero layer”. It can be customized with three display styles (understated, sport, and MAYBACH) and three modes (navigation, assistance, and service). The car also features a three-dimensional performance bar, an alternative display, Burmester 4D Surround Sound System, Dolby Atmos, and a digital instrument cluster with animated effects.
The company has also added two 11.6-inch displays on the backrests of the front seats. The rear passengers also get MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment, MBUX rear tablet, and MBUX Interior Assist. The luxury EV comes with Maybach Exclusive Nappa Leather. All seats have ventilation, massage function, and neck/ shoulder heating. Additional features include two thermal cup holders, a shelf for the standard MBUX rear tablet, adaptive rear lighting, active scenting, four fast-charging USB-C ports, two HDMI interfaces and a HEPA filter (High-Efficiency Particulate Air).
You might also like: Stella Vita Electric Camper Van – Self-Sustaining Mobile House
Now, the price of the regular Mercedes GLS600 starts at US$170,000 and there is a premium of around US$25,000 for the corresponding EQ versions. Therefore, a retail sticker of around US$200,000 might be logical. The sales could commence by the end of this year (2023) or the beginning of next (2024).