After making an official comeback few months back with the S600 and S500 limousines, Mercedes-Maybach is ready with yet another vehicle, this time though, a concept. Mercedes-Maybach has teased a coupe concept ahead of its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on the 21 August. And going by the teaser, it looks like the latest concept will be the sportier of all the Mercedes-Maybach cars.
The Mercedes-Maybach coupé concept which is slated to premiere at the Concours is almost six-metres long, and hence the name Mercedes-Maybach 6. With this length, it is 1.5 metres longer than an AMG GT and almost a metre longer than an S-Class. For the teaser purpose, Mercedes launched two images separately, one a side shot and other a head-on shot.
The Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a pure design concept as of now and won’t directly spawn a production car. But going by its two-door coupé body design, we are sure Mercedes-Maybach division will start manufacturing more sporty vehicles very soon. While Mercedes has been tight-lipped about any plans for the Maybach’s future, its sales boss Ola Källenius says that the brand is looking to achieve a zero-emission future just like its parent company.
He said, “Mercedes is focused on investing tremendous resources into the path towards zero emissions. It’s something that will affect the whole portfolio.” This statement by Ola and the Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe concept suggests that Maybach's future models can be a mix of classic sportscar styling with electrified Mercedes drivetrains.
According to Autocar UK, Mercedes is interested in starting a bespoke car business like other uber-luxury car manufacturers like Rolls-Royce and Bentley. This concept, hence, can be a demonstration of Maybach's ability to produce one-off model, as they did way back in 2005, by producing a one-off coupe concept, called the Exelero.
As for the Mercedes-Maybach current production capabilities, they are manufacturing two S-Class based models - the S 500 and S 600. Out of the two, S 500 is locally assembled at the Mercedes' manufacturing facility in Chakan. Maybach is also considering expanding into the SUV segment in the near future and the next-gen GLS SUV seems like the perfect fit for the first SUV model.