2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV boasts impressive power & ultra-luxury features
German luxury automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz recently took wraps off the 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV – a flagship iteration of the brand’s existing EQS SUV.
Founded in 1909, Maybach became a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz in 2015. Mercedes-Benz turned its focus to the EQS SUV after rolling out six all-electric EQ vehicles in roughly a couple of years.
The newly unveiled 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS680 SUV is a really magnificent vehicle that takes a lot of inspiration from the $170K Maybach GLS600. The luxury automaker left some specs and features as they were. For instance, the wheelbase remains at 126.4 inches and the body measures 201.7 inches in length – the same as that of the existing EQS SUV.
Just like several of the recent Maybach models, the 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV comes in two-tone paint with a hand-drawn pinstripe. On the hood, there is a three-pointed star; while a waterfall grille adds to the vehicle’s beauty. The non-functional lower intakes have tiny Maybach logos, and the same appear again in the animated puddle lamps.
When it comes to wheels, there are two options: 21-inch wheels that come as standard and 22-inch wheels that come as optional. 23-inch wheels haven’t been made available, thanks to the EQS’ small wheel arches.
The optional third row has been ditched and a fixed bulkhead behind two rear seats has been added. The right rear seat now also includes a pop-out ottoman, in addition to usual features like ventilation, heating and massaging.
The manufacturer claims that the new EV is the first vehicle to use ‘vegetable-tanned’ leather. More specifically, the seats utilize shells of coffee beans as tanning agents.
Speaking of leather used for the seats, Mercedes said, “The water used for tanning is conducted in a closed circuit and flows back into natural bodies of water after recycling. The fatliquoring agents used in tanning are also exclusively plant-based. The sustainably processed leather is not preserved with salt."
The twin electric motor system promises impressive output of up to 649 hp and 700 pound-feet of torque, significantly greater than the EQS580’s 536 hp and 633 lb-ft of torque. However, the 200-kW DC peak charging matches the standard EQS. The overall range of the EV has been reported at 372 miles (WLTP) on a single charge.
Pricing details for the 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV haven’t been shared yet, but considering the GLS600’s starting price of $170,000, an MSRP of around $200,000 seems reasonable for the new electric SUV.