2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV: The Pinnacle of German EV Opulence

Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its electric SUV lineup with today’s introduction of the most luxurious model you’ll find wearing the German automaker’s badge. That’s because the 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV 4MATIC is the first to be branded as a Maybach product.

We got an exclusive opportunity to take a closer look and sit inside the vehicle while attending the media launch of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV recently.

Extravagant Looks

As you can see on the pictures, the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is anything but subtle. It starts with an available two-tone exterior finished in high-quality paint, with smooth transitions from one colour to the other.

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The front fascia emulates the signature Maybach grille with vertical slats, while the 21- and 22-inch wheels on the sides are much different from those on the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.

There’s literally a myriad of Maybach logos on the body as well as inside the cabin, where the lounge-style individual rear seats recline just like the first-class seats on a plane. A champagne cooler in the centre console is optional.

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Up front, the highlight of this electric SUV is the all-digital MBUX Hyperscreen combined with a Burmester 4D premium sound system.

Impressive Specs

The 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV 4MATIC uses dual motors producing a combined 649 horsepower and 701 lb-ft. of torque. It might weigh over 2.5 tons, but 0-100 km/h acceleration can be achieved in just 4.4 seconds.

The battery feeding those motors has a capacity of 108.3 kWh and enables a WLTP-estimated range of 600 km. That’s impressive, too, but remember that North American ratings are typically lower.  

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Drivers can expect fantastic ride quality in addition to surprising manoeuverability courtesy of rear-wheel steering, a technology that can pivot the rear wheels up to 10 degrees for a smaller turning radius.

Built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV 4MATIC will go on sale in Canada sometime in the fourth quarter of 2023. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Watch: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Review

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