The Mercedes-Maybach department is working on the EQS SUV, Mercedes flagship electric SUV. Last year's concept showed a lot of design details that could have made it into the production model, and now there's a better idea of what to expect.
As with the upcoming facelift of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS (an alternative to the combustion-engined EQS SUV), we don't expect any major body changes. Spy shots show minimal camouflage, suggesting the car is almost ready for production.
Looking at the front of this test car, we expect to see a new grille shape and headlight design with large lower air intakes.
The wheels of this experimental car are modest given Maybach's history. The concept had 24-inch wheels, and given that the standard EQS SUV has 21-inch wheels, the Maybach may have even larger versions. Mercedes says the side steps actually help with aerodynamic efficiency, so they're more likely to be present in the finished product. The photo below shows the Maybach EQS concept.
The back of the car is almost completely closed. However, it is expected to see the Maybach logo on the C-pillar and the car will get nicer taillights.
At the heart of the Maybach EQS SUV is the EVA II architecture that underpins all EQE and EQS models. It is equipped with a 107.8 kWh battery, the charge is enough to drive about 615 km. Also, the electric car is equipped with two electric motors with a capacity of 536 hp. and a torque of 858 Nm. This is enough to accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.
The EQS SUV will go on sale in 2023, while the chic Maybach variant is likely to arrive in a few months.