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Mercedes Maybach EQS SUV Exterior Front Three Quarters

First-Ever Mercedes Maybach EQS Luxury SUV Revealed

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.

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Mercedes Maybach EQS SUV Exterior Rear Three Quarters
Mercedes Maybach EQS SUV Exterior Rear Three Quarters

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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 SUVSpecs
Battery132 kWh
Range (WLTP)up to 600 km (373 mi)
Power / Torque649 hp / 949 Nm
Acceleration (0-96 km/h)4.1 secs
200 kW DC Fast Charging31 mins (10-80%)
Top Speed209 km/h (130 mph)

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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.

Length5,123 mm (201.7 in)
Width (w/o mirrors)2,035 mm (80.1 in)
Height1,725 mm (67.9 in)
Wheelbase3,211 mm (126.4 in)

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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).

Mercedes Maybach EQS SUV Interior
Mercedes Maybach EQS SUV Interior

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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).