Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV makes global debut

Kenneth John Published: April 17, 2023, 06:23 PM IST

Mercedes-Maybach has pulled the covers of their latest creation, in the form of the EQS 680 SUV at Auto Shanghai in China. This also happens to be the first electric vehicle under the Maybach marque brand name. Mercedes-Benz previously unveiled a concept version of the Maybach EQS 680  SUV at the 2021 Munich Motor Show and now that its here, the car will rightfully be positioned above Mercedes' flagship EQS 580 SUV 4MATIC, which is presently the most powerful version of the electric SUV.

Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV: Design

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is a variation of the Mercedes-EQS flagship SUV, as the name suggests. This new electrified goliath has the same rounded contour as its EQS sister. The false grille is made of patterned black plastic, and it incorporates the radar suite and other sensors. On the plus side, the hood ornament has survived the modern era and now sits proudly on the Maybach's bow.

The radar sensors for ADAS and other tech components are housed in the huge black panel. The front bumper includes chrome parts as well, while the upper half of the grille features chrome "Maybach" writing. This fits in nicely with the attached LED strip, which integrates with the headlights on both sides.

Wheel options include 21-inch alloy or 22-inch forged wheels with prominent Maybach lettering. The SUV also receives anodized metal running boards with lights from the factory. The optional two-tone paintwork is also typical of the brand

The slightly distinctive patterned taillamps have a connected LED strip with Maybach branding at the back. Chrome trim pieces may also be seen on the tailgate, rear apron and spoiler lip.

Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV: Powertrain and Suspension

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 electric SUV will have an all-wheel drive and be powered by two electric motors. It will be capable of producing about 658PS of peak power and 950 Nm of peak torque. The electric SUV will have a peak speed of 210kmph and will be able to accelerate from a standstill to 100kmph in 4.4 seconds.

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 electric SUV will have four driving modes: Eco, Sport, OffRoad, and Individual. Mercedes will offer the Maybach driving program in place of the traditional Comfort mode. With a single charge, the electric SUV will have a range of up to 600 kilometres. Mercedes claims that the EQS 680 will come with a 22 kW onboard charger capable of DC fast charging up to 200 kW. The German automaker says that the Maybach EQS 680 SUV can be fully recharged in roughly 30 minutes using a fast charger.

The suspension technology is unaltered from the regular EQS SUV, but Mercedes claims that the air suspension and adaptive dampers have been retuned for optimal comfort.

Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV: Interior

The vast cabin of the EQS SUV features just two rows in Maybach design, with either a three-seat conventional layout or a dual-recliner setup that comes with the "First-Class Rear" luxury seating option in the back. There are motorized curtains and rear-seat controls for all of the car's many entertainment and comfort features, as well as a refrigerator that is now detachable for easier loading. Also included are two 11.6-inch displays on the backrests of the front seats for rear-seat passenger entertainment.

It has three distinct displays, each with Maybach-specific graphics to distinguish it from the standard EQS SUV. According to Mercedes-Maybach, the whole visual appearance has been exclusively created for the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV in an attractive deep blue tone.

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV comes standard with a comprehensive inside ambient lighting setup that has 253 LEDs and 64 selectable colours, including some Maybach-specific schemes like Rose Gold White and Amethyst Glow. The sound is handled by a 15-speaker Burmester 4D surround sound system.

So, should we expect to see the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV in India in the future? We think we should.

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