The super-stylish Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet was unveiled Friday at Monterey Car Week in California, as the car brand's latest concept design.
Unveiling during this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Eleganc once again, the vehicle "defines the ultimate in luxury of the future", the brand says in a press release. It's the same engine as its predecessor, this time in open-air form.
With its generous dimensions, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet (length/width/height: 18.7/6.9/4.4 ft) continues the series of visionary design show cars from Mercedes-Benz. It can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in four seconds up to a top speed of 155 mph.
The flat battery sits in the underbody, and can charge up enough power to run for an additional 100 kilometers in just five minutes.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed its luxurious vision for the future - a sleek electric auto with intelligent navigation and a "haute couture" finish.
This luxurious e-car's design distinguishes it from the Maybach 6 Cabriolet. "It's about beauty", said Dietmar Exler, the president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz, noting that while the auto will not go into full production, it's certainly possible that, given time, it could end up on an awards stand of its own. The final event will be the traditional Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which this year takes place on August 20.
Like the coupé, the new Mercedes-Benz Maybach Cabriolet 6 Vision reaches 5.7 m in length and attracts a sophisticated design with a long bonnet and a tapered rear portion.
A long bonnet, huge radiator grille "inspired by a pinstriped suit" and slim headlights all feature, along with a rear end created to evoke images of luxury yachts. The posterior of the concept vehicle is grand, to say the least, with smooth flowing lines meeting in a "boat tail" design. The open-pore wood floor with inlaid aluminum underscores the lounge sensation and the connection to yachting. Meanwhile, the newly designed, 24-inch, light-alloy wheels feature a center lock painted in rose gold; likewise, the custom-made fabric top has been interwoven with rose gold threads. The touch controls and navigation are linked to a voice-activated concierge system, as well as appointment calendars while the seats can monitor the vital functions of the occupants, per Stuff.co.nz. When activated, everything is illuminated in a cool, blue light.
But now we're beginning to wonder if Mercedes are panning ultra-luxury standalone Maybach models once again, because here they are, a year on, with an even more stunning version of the Vision 6 at Pebble Beach. "You can't imagine where we will be ten years from now".