Ultra-luxury buyers looking to go electric will soon have another option besides the Cadillac Celestiq and Rolls-Royce Spectre.
That’s clear today as spy photographers have caught up with the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV. Previewed by a concept last year, the production model follows in the footsteps of the standard crossover but adopts a handful of unique styling details.
While camouflage hides many of the changes, we can see a revised lower intake with vertical bars. It should be joined by a new grille that features a similar treatment.
There isn’t much else to see, but the production model could have a hood ornament and Maybach badging on the rear pillars. The crossover could also come equipped with unique wheels and additional brightwork.
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Bigger changes are expected to occur in the cabin as the concept featured two individual rear seats, which were separated by a floating center console. The latter featured an infotainment system integrated into the center armrest and it’s possible we’ll see something similar on the road-going model.
Mercedes also hinted the crossover could come equipped with a rear seat entertainment system, folding tables, champagne goblets, and a refrigerated compartment. We can also expect to see premium leather and wood trim as well as the company’s massive MBUX Hyperscreen display.
There’s no word on specifications at this point, but the EQS 580 4MATIC SUV has a dual-motor all-wheel drive system that produces a combined output of 536 hp (400 kW / 543 PS) and 633 lb-ft (857 Nm) of torque. This enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, hit a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h), and travel 285 miles (459 km) on a single charge.
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