Mercedes-Maybach revealed a luxurious all-electric SUV based on the modular architecture for luxury- and executive-class electric vehicles. The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS is the first fully electric series-production model for the luxury brand. The near-production one-off features Maybach’s signature two-tone paint finish, Executive seats, and the Chauffeur Package, the new door panels, the armrests of which are designed like high-quality sideboards.
A dynamic silhouette extends the entire length of the Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS , starting with a low front end, flowing tautly over the sloping A-pillar and roof contour and joining the airflow break-away edge of the rear spoiler. The car is characterized by a seamless design without breaks and edges, expressive surface modeling, muscular shoulders, numerous chrome applications, and pronounced wheel wells with cladding in high-gloss black.
The upright black panel front flows seamlessly into the wraparound hood and headlights. The LED light units feature the lighting with individual diamond blocks framed with a fine-knit mesh of the Maybach emblem. The filigree, vertical Maybach pinstripes in an elegant, three-dimensional effect are chrome-plated. Chrome-plated, filigree louvers can be seen on the air intake in the bumper. This design element can also be found below the license plate holder in the bumper at the rear. The B-pillars are also chrome plated and have been exclusively finished with a subtle brand emblem pattern.
The aerodynamically optimized side running boards have a customized inlay with the Maybach emblem. 24-inch light-alloy wheels in the Maybach “bowl” design as well as Maybach lettering, emphasize the exclusive appearance of the all-electric SUV. Furthermore, when the user approaches the vehicle, the door handles first extend. As the driver approaches further, the driver’s door opens automatically. Via MBUX, the driver also has the option of opening the rear doors remotely.
The interior of the Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS is just as stylish as the exterior. The front seats show parallels to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The First-Class rear suite with two generous individual seats as well as the High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System provides the highest level of comfort. The centre console appears to float like a continuous ribbon from the cockpit to the rear seats. The standard vase insert allows the car to be decorated with flowers, right underneath, there is a large storage area for utensils or for individual equipment options such as folding tables, a box of champagne goblets or a refrigerated compartment. Newly designed door panels with floating armrests and controls emphasize the simultaneously luxurious and modern character of the interior. The progressive textile is used generously around the rear-seat area, while flashes of it also appear in further details in the interior.
The MBUX Hyperscreen is a large, curved screen unit that extends almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a glass cover and appear to merge into one. The 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area. There, the entertainment functions are only available while the car is being driven in accordance with the country-specific legal regulations. If the interior camera detects that the driver is looking at the passenger display, this is automatically dimmed when certain content is showing. MBUX adapts completely to its user.
The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS is fitted with an electric powertrain that offers exceptionally smooth and quiet running and provides for a new level of calm and relaxation in the interior. According to WLTP, ranges of around 600 kilometers are planned for the Mercedes EQS SUV architecture.