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Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV debuts in 680 trim, marking the brand’s first EV

EVs solve a lot of problems for manufacturers. They help companies meet stringent emissions requirements. They help deliver on performance. They also, as it turns out, help make a luxury car even better. That’s why you’re now looking at the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV.

The first all electric model from Maybach is based of the Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV, but is seriously upgraded. Interior materials are top of the line, features are plentiful, and you can get it with some incredible Maybach wheels.

The EV-ificiation of the Maybach makes sense. In addition to delivering stellar performance — the Maybach here makes 649 hp and 700 torques — it also delivers it silently.

“The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is a milestone in our brand history,” said Daniel Lescow, Head of Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz Group AG in a release. “For us, it embodies nothing less than the redefinition of automotive excellence in the age of electromobility. Our customers can look forward to an absolutely top-class electric driving experience — with the aura of the extraordinary that is typical of Maybach.”

While Maybach customers aren’t likely expecting vegan leather, Maybach is processing the Nappa leather a bit differently. The leather is vegetable tanned with coffee bean shells functioning as tanning agents.

Maybach has also created its own binding criteria for sustainably sourced leather. Partners must provide Maybach with their entire sourcing process to make sure there isn’t illegal deforestation or destruction of grazing areas as part of their process.

Of course, it’d probably just more sense to not use leather at all. But that’s not presently the Maybach way.

The standard Burmeister 4D sound system will deliver Dolby Atmos support, so you can watch the latest Marvel movie in style and comfort.

There’s even a custom Maybach artificial interior sound for when the EV is in motion. It’s called “Ariel Grace” and is interactive depending on driving mode, speed, and other factors.

If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. But Mercedes-Maybach hasn’t provided pricing information yet on the Maybach EQS 680 SUV. The company is targeting a 600 km WLTP range figure and comes standard with all wheel drive.

Once we learn pricing information we’ll be sure to send it your way.

Written by Chad Kirchner
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