Maybach, the luxury division of Mercedes, has revealed its first electric car with the EQS 680 SUV.
Based on Mercedes’ own EQS SUV, the Maybach model gets a specific look and various additional luxury features to make it worthy of the badge. Featuring staple styling touches of the brand, these include a far bolder grille with a typical Maybach pattern, though because there’s less need for cooling with an EV, it’s a closed grille here. It also houses the radars for the driver assistance features, which are completely hidden from view.
More chrome is also used, such as around the windows and B-pillar trim. New forged 21- or 22-inch alloy wheels are also used. Illuminated running boards are also fitted, while various Maybach emblems feature throughout.
The standard Nappa leather upholstery is also the first Mercedes to be tanned using coffee bean shells, saving both water and salt use, both of which are used heavily in traditional leather.
The highlight of this Maybach, however, is the rear, with ventilated, heated and massaging seats fitted as standard for those in the back. A 15-speaker Burmester 4D sound system is also fitted as standard.
“The very first all-electric vehicle from Mercedes-Maybach complements the best technologies from Mercedes-Benz with the extra comfort and individual details that are only available from Mercedes-Maybach.”
Powering this Maybach are twin electric motors developing a huge 649bhp and 950Nm of torque, allowing for a 4.2-second 0-60mph time. It uses a huge 108.4kWh battery too, allowing for a claimed 373-mile range. It can charge at up to 200kW, allowing for a 10-80 per cent charge to be completed in just 31 minutes.
There’s no word on pricing yet, but given a range-topping version of Mercedes’ EQS SUV costs upwards of £150,000, we’d expect this Maybach model to sell for north of £200,000.