Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Vision Mercedes - Maybach 6

A Synthesis of Intelligence and Emotion.
Described as the Ultimate in Contemporary Luxury. The Vision Mercedes Maybach 6 is an 
electric- powered super luxurious coupe.

Historically, the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been a showcase for exquisite vintage cars. In recent years, though, the event has also become an opportunity for automakers to tout their brand’s vision. And so far, this year has been no exception. In the lead-up to the show, which takes place Sunday, carmakers have been rolling out their latest concept cars. Last night in Carmel, California, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the latest in its Maybach line: the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. 

The car gets its name for its six-meter length (20 feet). For perspective, that’s two and a half feet longer than the Cadillac Escala, a four-door sedan unveiled at an event not far from the Mercedes-Benz ceremony. Yet, the Maybach 6 is not a sedan. Rather, it’s a two-door coupé, making its length an even bolder design choice. The concept car is all-electric, with a battery located underneath the vehicle (similar to the way that Teslas are constructed).

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is equipped with 750 horsepower, meaning the car can go from zero to 60 m.p.h. in less than four seconds. The exterior features an exaggerated hood, a low roofline, a split rear window, and wing doors that flip up instead of out, unlike traditional vehicles.

The interior includes all the modern amenities and technologies one would expect for a futuristic car built by a luxurious brand such as Mercedes-Benz (including a digital overlay on the windshield that shows driving-related information). Yet it has the brand’s old-fashioned charm as well, evoked by the leather seats and elm wood trim.

The German carmaker didn’t say when exactly consumers can expect to drive a vehicle like the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. Yet, given the rapid technological advancements of the auto sector, some are speculating that it could be on the road within the next decade.

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