Mercedes-Benz is currently in the process of transitioning to a completely electric lineup by no later than 2030. And while it’s already spent the last few years rolling out various EV models, the marque has now pulled the cover off of the first-ever all-electric offering from its ultra-luxe Mercedes-Maybach range with the new Maybach EQS SUV.
Brimming with the brand’s signature exposed chrome accents throughout, the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV does a phenomenal job of retaining Maybach’s hallmark design language. Despite the fact the EQS doesn’t possess a radiator, its designers have still opted to bestow the front-end of the vehicle with one of Maybach’s signature over-sized grilles — an item that’s flanked by lower intake ports on either side that have been capped off with Maybach logo-patterned inserts. Offered with an optional pair of folding tables, a refrigerator compartment, and silver-plated champagne flutes, the interior of Maybach’s first EV sports the brand’s typical world-class levels of luxury, with diamond-quilted upholstery trimmed in MANUFAKTUR Exclusive leather and complemented via MANUFAKTUR trim options like Natural Grain Brown Birch, Natural Grain Brown Walnut, and Black Piano Lacquer.
On top of ridiculously plush cabins and extravagant-looking exterior designs, Maybach have also long distinguished themselves from regular Benz models via their heavily-upgraded powertrains, and while the EQS SUV may be the first Maybach not to feature a petrol engine, that doesn’t mean it’s devoid of some objectively impressive performance capabilities. Equipped with dual PSM motors, Maybach EQS SUV’s 484-kW (649-hp) powertrain cranks out 700ft-lbs of torque, allowing for a 0-60mph time of 4.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 130mph. Further performance capabilities are afforded via the inclusion of Mercedes’ AIRMATIC Air Suspension which features continuously adjustable damping ADS+ as standard — a setup that can also raise or lower the vehicle’s ride height by up to 1.4”. Riding on an exclusive set of rims, this new model is also equipped with four driving modes including an off-road mode.
While pricing has yet to be unveiled, the 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is scheduled to hit showrooms in the Fall of 2023.