The 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV represents a significant leap into the realm of electric luxury vehicles. Priced at $179,900, before the $1,150 delivery fee, this vehicle is now available for order at select dealerships across the United States. It marks the debut of the German luxury marque’s foray into the electric SUV market.
These U.S.-spec models will be manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama, and deliveries will commence shortly. What sets this Maybach apart is its robust powertrain, featuring a 484-kilowatt (649-horsepower) dual-motor system powered by a 107.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. With 113 additional horsepower compared to the non-Maybach EQS 580 SUV and an enhanced torque figure of 700 lb-ft (an increase of 67 pound-feet), it offers exceptional performance.
Maybach has always been synonymous with luxury, and the EQS 680 SUV lives up to this legacy. It boasts an air suspension and provides an optional four-seat arrangement that includes exquisite recliners in the back, upholstered in diamond-quilted stitched leather. Furthermore, heated, cooled, and massaging seats are standard for both front and rear passengers, with the option to add the Executive Rear Seat Package Plus, featuring a calf massage function.
Entertainment is a key focus, with two 11.6-inch rear seat displays and an impressive three-screen setup across the dashboard. This includes a 17.7-inch Hyperscreen in the center and a pair of 12.3-inch screens on either side. An exceptional Burmester 4D surround sound system with Dolby Atmos caters to the auditory senses.
As a nod to opulence, the driver’s door automatically opens when the keyholder is approximately five feet away, adding a subtle yet impressive touch. The vehicle comes with 21-inch alloy and forged wheels as standard, and you can further personalize it with options like a dual-tone paint finish featuring hand-applied filigree pinstripes, darkened Maybach pinstripes on the grille panel, and a Maybach emblem on each headlight as part of the Night Series package.
When compared to other luxury all-electric SUVs, the 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV stands out as one of the most expensive, but it also offers relatively fast delivery. Notably, the Faraday Future FF91 commands a significantly higher price, around $309,000, with fewer than ten units delivered so far. On the other hand, the Cadillac Escalade iQ is a more affordable option, starting at approximately $130,000, but its deliveries are expected to commence at the end of the following year.