Mercedes has just revealed the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV, an all-electric luxury SUV that utilizes the same platform as the EQS SUV. The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV boasts distinct luxury features, including cup holders specifically designed for champagne flutes. The vehicle made its first appearance at the Shanghai auto show and Mercedes reports that China is responsible for half of all Maybach sales.
Incorporating various design elements from the historic Maybach brand, the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV showcases two-tone paint, impressive wheels, a hood ornament, and a grill with filigree slats, despite being an electric vehicle that doesn’t require a radiator.
Packed with luxurious features, the interior of the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV showcases wood panels, front and rear massaging seats, and numerous pillows. The dashboard boasts three large screens, with one designated for the instrument cluster, center stack, and passenger – much like the standard EQS. In addition, the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is the first Mercedes model to use vegetable-tanned leather with coffee bean shells as the tanning agent, with the brand guaranteeing an environmentally-friendly leather supply chain.
Sharing the same dimensions as the standard EQS, the Maybach edition features a more potent powertrain that generates 649 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque – surpassing the standard EQS’s 536 horsepower and 633 pound-feet of torque. In addition, the Maybach edition boasts an extended electric range of 372 miles, a top speed of 130 mph, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.
Catering to a particular market where luxury and comfort are prioritized over performance, the Maybach edition places greater emphasis on the rear seats, which boast a range of more luxurious features such as ventilation, massaging functions, and neck and shoulder heating. For long journeys, the vehicle’s backseat features a calf massager and a refrigerator compartment. Additionally, the Executive Rear Seat Package Plus option provides a reclining rear seat with additional legroom, while the front passenger seat automatically moves forward.