The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV should be nearing its debut. The automaker previewed it as a concept in September last year. Since then, our spy photographers have been capturing the luxury models being trialled under varying degrees of disguise. Recent photos capture the Maybach EQS SUV with less camouflage than before, providing our best look at the new model.
The Maybach EQS SUV has lost some of the slight camouflage it has had over the past few months, with only part of the front and rear fascias covered in the latest photos. The headlights and taillights fully open, revealing a sleek lighting unit.
At the front, camouflage covers the hood badge, a bit of the front bumper, and the headlight trim. The rear is just as exposed, with the liftgate and lower bumper partially hidden from view.
The exterior is one of the few places where the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV will truly differ from its non-Maybach version, receiving unique badges, fascia, wheels and other unique design details. Inside, the Mercedes-Maybach should look very similar to the Mercedes-Benz version, with the SUV featuring the brand’s Hyperscreen, premium materials and the latest in comfort. We hope that Mercedes also adds some Maybach branding to the cabin.
Mercedes hasn’t said what powertrain configuration will power the new Maybach. The most likely option for this model is to borrow settings from the EQS SUV 580 4Matic. That powertrain produces 536 horsepower (400 kilowatts) and 633 pound-feet (858 Newton-meters) of torque, which befits the premium status of the Maybach branded model. Mercedes says the SUV will offer a range of around 373 miles (600 kilometers).
With less than two weeks left in 2022, we doubt Mercedes will reveal it before the end of the year. We should see the high-end electric SUV debut in early 2023 with a price tag above the EQS 580 4Matic, running over $130,000 in its most expensive trim before any options. We could see the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV go on sale before the end of 2023.