Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabrio – an electrifying grand tourer

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet has just been debuted at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and there is just no words to describe what an absolute stunner it is – as a modern interpretation to a classic design.

It has been designed to be an electric car, with an output of 550 kW (750 hp) thanks to its compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors with a range of over 500 km. 0 to 100 km/h takes less than four seconds through its all-wheel drive system with a top speed of 250 km/h. A quick-charge function allows it to charge enough power for a range of around 100 km in just five minutes.

Measuring over six meters in length, the exterior is highlighted by its Nautical Blue Metallic paint job, a chrome grille that was inspired by a pinstriped suit and the newly designed 24-inch wheels with a centre lock that’s painted in gold.

The round “boat tail” appearance of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet lends it inspiration from a luxury yacht with narrow tail lights emphasising the width of the vehicle. Further distinctive features at the rear include a diffuser with aluminium frame and the air outlets behind the wheel arches.

“The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern luxury into the realms of the ultimate in luxury, and is the perfect embodiment of our design strategy. Breathtaking proportions combined with a luxurious “haute couture” interior help to create the ultimate experience,” explains Daimler AG Chief Design Officer, Gorden Wagener.

The interior, conceptualised to be offer a 360° open-air luxury lounge experience, dons rose gold trims and threads alongside crystal white Nappa leather with diamond patterns held together with buttons – with each depicting a Mercedes star with blue back light. Pushing further with the luxury yacht concept, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet also comes with open-pore wood flooring with inlaid aluminium.

The display strip (essentially the blue strip encompassing the interior) that links the dashboard, doors and rear area – where the visual displays are integrated into the continuous glass trim. Three air vents are positioned beneath the dash for a floating appearance in an aviation-inspired move.

Possibly the most futuristic feature has to be the floating, transparent centre tunnel, which visualises the drive system’s electrical energy flow for the passengers by means of blue fibre optics. Apart from the Concierge Function which doesn’t require predefined voice commands, it also features the latest generation biometric sensors to record the state of mind and health status of the passengers.



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