The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS has been revealed as the German manufacturer’s premium arm’s first step towards electrification. Opting for an SUV package, the new EV model has been confirmed for a full series production.
The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS is instantly recognisable as a Maybach and EQ product thanks to key visual elements. Using a purely electric vehicle architecture, the design follows the idea of “purpose design”. A dynamic silhouette extends the entire length of the vehicle, starting with a low front-end, flowing over the sloping A-pillar and roof contour and incorporating the airflow break-away edge of the rear spoiler.
The upright black panel up-front front also flows into the wraparound bonnet and headlamps. The LED units showcase the lighting with individual diamond blocks framed with a fine-knit mesh of the Maybach emblem. The filigree, vertical Maybach pinstripes in a three-dimensional effect are chrome-plated and boast a new “Black Panel” technology.
Chrome-plated filigree louvres are also found on the air intake in the bumper. This design element is taken up again below the licence plate holder in the bumper at the rear. The classic Maybach lettering on the front bonnet, the upright Mercedes star and the longitudinal chrome-plated trim strip in the centre of the bonnet are a tribute to traditional design elements.
The interior of the Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS employs a lounge character aiming to deliver luxurious travel at the highest level. The front seats are similar to the ones found in the current Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The rear suite with two individual seats, also inspired by the S-Class, and the rear seat entertainment system claim to offer the highest level of comfort on-board. Because the SUV concept allows for more seat height, the calf rest could be made even larger. It lets the passenger’s feet float above the “faux fur” floor covering.
The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS also premiers the MBUX Hyperscreen with Maybach-specific display styles and content. This large, curved screen unit extends almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a glass cover and appear to merge into one. The 12,3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area. There, the entertainment functions are only available while the car is being driven in accordance with the country-specific legal regulations. If the interior camera detects that the driver is looking at the passenger display, this is automatically dimmed when certain content is showing.