Mercedes Maybach is expanding its product portfolio with all new ultra luxurious electric SUV Concept EQS.
In 1921, Wilhelm and Karl Maybach began building cars with the goal of creating “the very best of the very best”. And since 100 years now, anything that came with a Maybach badge, has been a force to recon with.
With the Concept EQS, Mercedes-Maybach is providing a clear preview of the first fully electric series-production model for the tradition-steeped luxury brand. The SUV concept vehicle is based on the modular architecture for luxury- and executive-class electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz and takes the exclusivity of Maybach into a locally emission-free future. The near-production one-off shows identifying features that are characteristic of Maybach – such as the elaborate two-tone paint finish – but with its innovative drive technology, also takes a step towards a significantly more progressive way of presenting the brand.
“Many of our Mercedes-Maybach customers are digitally connected to a high degree and place the highest demands on our digital solutions. They also expect the brand of their choice to stand up for sustainable values and take responsibility for the environment. The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS fulfils all these points and embodies sophisticated luxury in a more progressive way: the all-electric powertrain not only makes consistently sustainable mobility possible, but also enables a new level of calm and relaxation for passengers,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for Marketing & Sales.
The design language adopted by Mercedes-Maybach follows the concept of “Purpose Design”. The silhouette extends the entire length of the vehicle, starting from a low front end sloping over the A Pillar and the roof contour, to incorporate a break-away edge for the rear spoiler. The black panel in the front fascia, flows seamlessly into the a wraparound bonnet and headlights. The LED light units showcase the lighting with individual diamond blocks framed with a fine-knit mesh of the Maybach emblem.
On the interiors, the Concept Mercedes Maybach GLS is as stunning as on the exteriors. The lounge character promises luxurious travel at the highest level. The front seats show parallels to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The First-Class rear suite with two generous individual seats – also inspired by the S-Class – as well as the High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System guarantee the highest level of comfort on board. And because the SUV concept allows for more seat height, the calf rest could be made even larger. It lets the passenger’s feet float above the “faux fur” floor covering.
The talk of the town when the actual SUV comes out will be the centre console that appears to be floating from cockpit to the rear seats and the MBUX hyper screen with Maybach specific display styles and content. This large, curved screen unit 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.
The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS is based on the modular architecture for luxury- and executive-class electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. A further all-electric model is also set to appear on this basis, the EQS SUV, which will go into series production in 2022, even before the Maybach. Here, too, the electric powertrain ensures 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 kilometres are planned for the Mercedes EQS SUV architecture.
Mercedes Benz is on roll and extremely serious when it comes to EV’s. In series of developments, they also had announced the Concept EQG, Read all that you want to know about the EQG- HERE