Mercedes-Benz, for the past five years, have showcased its series of visionary design show cars. From the Vision EnerG-Force, showcased in Los Angeles, November 2012, AMG Vision Gran Turismo in Sunnyvale, 2013, to the Vision Tokyo in Tokyo 2015 and Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupé at last year’s Pebble Beach. These are not just the show cars, but a preview of what the future Mercedes cars will look like.
Following the tradition, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet continues the series of visionary design show cars from Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes will showcase the new Cabriolet concept at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. Mercedes says they have designed the two-seater model to pay homage to the glorious "automotive haute couture" of hand-finished, exclusive cabriolets.
"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.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet measures at almost 20 feet (6 meters) in length, and incorporates the classic proportions of art deco design with its extremely long hood and puristic, flowing lines. The dark blue paintwork in "nautical blue metallic" and the chrome highlights add a contrast to the Mercedes-Maybach paint work. The radiator grille with its fine, vertical struts accentuates the front end and was inspired by a pinstriped suit.
The newly designed 24-inch light-alloy wheels are painted in rose gold and reflects the color shade used on all electric vehicle studies from Mercedes-Benz. The extended, round "boat tail" format rear recalls a luxury yacht, and has the narrow tail lamps integrated in its outer edges. Diffuser with aluminum frame and the air outlets behind the wheel arches are further distinctive features.
The cabin of the Vision 6 Concept comes with Crystal white high-quality nappa leather that contrast to the dark paint finish. The custom-made fabric top with interwoven rose gold threads further accentuates the looks. A wing flows in a curve across the door trim and the center tunnel into the seat landscape, creating a 360° open-air luxury lounge.
A floating, transparent center tunnel visualizes the drive system's electrical energy flow for the passengers by using blue fiber optics. You can check all the relevant information, e.g. fuel station, restaurant recommendations or other points of interest along with main driving functions on the windscreen via two heads-up displays. The latest generation of biometric sensors records the state of mind and health status of the passengers.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is an electric car and gets four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, featuring an all- wheel drive. The drive system produces a total output of 750 hp that pushes the car from 0-100 kmph in under four seconds, with a top speed of electronically governed 155 mph. It also has an electric range of over 200 miles (500 kilometers according to the NEDC).
The quick-charge function charges the car in just five minutes for an additional range of over 60 miles (100 kilometers). Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 aims to be the ultimate in exclusivity and individuality, with the target group of customers who place value on exquisite luxury, perfect workmanship and exceptional appointments.
Mercedes-Benz has followed the same requisites via the latest vehicles including Mercedes-Maybach S560 4MATIC, and the S650 Cabriolet, which blends the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the exclusivity of Maybach. The Mercedes Maybach S-Class Cabriolet is limited to 300 examples worldwide and is the first open-top Maybach for decades and an homage to open-top automotive refinement.