What Its Like to Drive the World’s Fanciest Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 Test Drive

Mercedes-Maybach Eqs 680
Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 Credit: Scotty Reiss

If you ever see a Mercedes-Maybach in traffic, look closely at the rear window; there is certain to be someone rich or famous in the rear seat. Taylor Swift, maybe? Lady Gaga? Beyoncé and Jay Z? They’ve all been known to spend time in a Maybach. But also look closely at the driver’s seat; you’re just as likely to see them there. That’s because this luxury super car is just as delightful to drive as it is to be driven in it.

I spent time in the EQS 680 edition, an all electric version that combines all that Mercedes does in its luxury cars with it’s EV capability, and the result is an incredible cocoon of power, luxury and true pampering. With a starting price of $179,900 and our model priced at just a first-class airfare under $200,000, you might even call this car a bargain: Not because of all the money you’ll save on gas, but for the power it generates and the luxuries that define it. The same details in another supercar might cost twice this. Bargain, right? Here’s what it’s like to drive the world’s fanciest Mercedes: the Maybach EQS 680.

Don’t Let It’s Sweet Look Fool You: This Car is Powerful

The 2024 Mercedes-Maybach Eqs 680
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The View From the Driver’s Seat is Incredible

The Hyper Screen Includes A Screen For The Front Seat Passenger
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The Most Difficult Choice: Ride or Drive?

The Reclining Rear Passenger'S Seat In Our Mercedes-Maybach Eqs 680
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Don’t Forget to Request a Massage

Massaging Rear Seats Are Accessed Via The Rear Seat Screen
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Rear Seat Passengers Are Truly Pampered

The Rear Seats In Our Test Model
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The Most Spoiling Detail: Microsuede Head Rest Pillows

The Microsuede Head Rest Pillows May Have Been My Favorite Feature In The Mercedes-Maybach Eqs 680
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Maybach Logos are Everywhere

The Maybach Logo On The Seat Back Pocket
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Even in Subtle Places, Like the Front Grille, Are Maybach Marked

The Maybach Logo Is An Easter Egg Of Sorts, Used As A Graphic Element Throughout The Car
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The Night Series Package Adds Even More Style – and Logos

Night Series Wheels Feature Dark Trim And Maybach Logos
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Plenty of Room in the Cargo Area, and Look- Another Logo!

Cargo Space In The Mercedes Maybach Eqs 680
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Charging the Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680

Charging The Mercedes-Maybach Eqs 680
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Watching the Charge Level Increase Is Quite Comforting

Charging In The Maybach Eqs
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An SUV in Tux – Fitting for The World’s Fanciest Mercedes

The Rear End Of The Mercedes-Maybach Eqs 680
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