If Mercedes-Maybach wants to dethrone Rolls-Royce as one of the world’s top luxury car maker than its recent revelation of luxury in the form of Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet would play a crucial role as the world gets ready to adopt electric cars. The company’s new two-seater electric car perfectly blends luxury and performance packaged for the elite buyer. The Vision 6 Cabriolet broke covers at this year’s classic car gathering at Pebble Beach in California where also the BMW Concept Z4 was showcased. Mercedes-Maybach claims that “this concept car defines the ultimate luxury of the future cars.” At the same time, the two-seater model pays homage to the glorious "automotive haute couture" of hand-finished cabriolets. Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet gets both classical and modern look thanks to the varying proportion of the overall car. The two-seater Vision concept almost measures six meters in length and the extremely long bonnet gives that classic car looks that were applauded at the Pebble beach. The curved basic body boasts a sporty, stretched design which is characterized by structural elements in conjunction with the sharp feature line. This side feature line defines the upper vehicle body, from the radiator grille across the entire length of the vehicle through to the rear. The designers have decided to give a contrast between dark blue paintwork in "nautical blue metallic" and the chrome finishing defines areas with originally shaped wings. The car gets 24-inch light-alloy wheels painted in rose gold. This colour shade is also used on all electric concept vehicles developed by Mercedes-Benz globally.
On the inside, Mercedes-Benz has tried to demonstrate both comfort and intelligence. It gets a new "inside out" spatial design adds a particularly special feature. The sitting surface forms a horizontal plane, transitions into the vertical plane of the doors and finally becomes the underside of the dashboard wing.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet was always designed as an electric car and the drive system has an output of 750 hp. The underflow battery is capable of a driving range of 500 kilometres claims the company. The car will also feature a quick charging option which will allow a charging capacity of 350 kW. An additional range of 100 km can be achieved by charging it only for about five minutes.
"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 Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG.