2023 Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV spied?

Mercedes-Benz is increasing its variety of actually high-end fashions, and a glitzy electrical SUV will prime its Maybach vary.

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV will change into the primary electrical mannequin from the ultra-luxury spin-off model, and has been spied testing after being revealed in idea guise final September.

Whereas this prototype lacks the lashings of chrome, gaudy 24-inch wheels and two-tone therapy of the idea, our spy photographers consider that is certainly the Maybach variant.

The manufacturing model will differ from the common Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV with a distinct design for the grille space, distinctive wheels and the two-tone paint that has change into a Maybach hallmark.

Given this instance is so bereft of camouflage, a reveal of the manufacturing model may very well be months away.

The spotlight of the Maybach will probably be its inside.

The idea featured real first-class lodging, with two executive-style seats, together with ambient lighting, a vase insert, faux-fur ground overlaying and a big cupboard space.

Homeowners of the manufacturing mannequin, when launched, may have the choice to deck out the backseat area with folding tables, a field of champagne goblets or a refrigerated compartment.

Based mostly on the devoted Electrical Car Structure additionally underpinning the Mercedes-Benz EQE sedan and EQS fastback, the common EQS SUV might be provided in 450+, 450 4Matic and 580 4Matic variants.

It’s unclear which might be provided right here when the EQS SUV touches down within the first half of 2023.

Just like the EQS liftback, the complete EQS SUV vary characteristic a 107.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Though the SUV vary has the identical dimension battery because the EQS liftback, the claimed vary for the EQS SUV is decrease throughout the board with a most of 660km vary on the more durable WLTP check cycle, as an alternative of as much as 784km.

The one-motor rear-wheel drive EQS 450+ produces 265kW of energy and 568Nm of torque, whereas the EQS 450 4Matic provides a second electrical motor for complete outputs of 265kW and 800Nm.

The range-topping EQS 580 4Matic sees outputs elevated to 400kW and 858Nm. A Maybach model may put on the EQS 600 nameplate, and probably provide extra energy.

All fashions characteristic Airmatic air suspension with adaptive dampers, with a four-link axle on the entrance and impartial multi-link suspension on the rear.

Additionally normal fitment is a rear-axle steering system with a steering angle of as much as 4.5 levels.

A model that permits for a steering angle of 10 levels will be added both at buy or later through an over-the-air (OTA) replace.

All fashions are able to accepting as much as 200kW of energy from an ultra-rapid DC charging station, and the entry-level EQS 450+ is able to including 250km of vary in quarter-hour.

An 11kW onboard AC charger is normal throughout the vary, and a 22kW unit is elective.

The brand new EQS SUV shares the identical 3210mm wheelbase because the EQS liftback, however is over 20cm taller.

It measures 5125mm lengthy, 1959mm extensive, and 1718mm tall, which makes it 91mm shorter than an EQS liftback however 33mm wider.

For context, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS measures in at 5210mm lengthy, 2030mm extensive and 1823mm tall, with a 3135mm wheelbase.

The EQS SUV will be optioned with the MBUX Hyperscreen curved sprint that spans the width of the dashboard. We’d count on this to be normal on the Maybach.

Measuring in at 141cm extensive, it contains a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch central touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch passenger touchscreen.

Different EQS SUV choices embrace twin 11.6-inch shows within the entrance seatbacks, an augmented actuality head-up show, an energetic perfume system and an expanded suite of energetic security know-how together with evasive steering help and energetic blind-spot help.

The EQS SUV might be constructed alongside the GLS, GLE and EQE SUV at Mercedes-Benz’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant.

Mercedes-Benz anticipates “disproportionate development” in what it calls its Prime-Finish automobile phase, citing a 40 per cent improve in S-Class gross sales final 12 months plus “document” Mercedes-Maybach gross sales.

This inside phase includes all Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach autos, in addition to the G-Class and basically every little thing with an S: GLS, EQS, EQS SUV and S-Class.

The corporate has teased a Maybach model of the Mercedes-AMG SL, and has teased unique collector editions plus new, unique Mythos Sequence fashions.

It’s allocating greater than 75 per cent of its investments to develop merchandise for essentially the most worthwhile market segments, with the purpose of accelerating the gross sales share of its Prime-Finish autos by 2026 by round 60 per cent in comparison with 2019.

It desires to achieve an working margin goal of round 14 per cent by the center of the last decade in beneficial market circumstances. It additionally nonetheless goals to go EV-only by 2030 “wherever market circumstances enable”.