Mercedes-Benz redefines future luxury with Vision 6 concept
At this year’s gathering of the most magnificent classic cars at Pebble Beach, California, Mercedes-Benz highlighted the Vision-Maybach 6 Cabriolet that offers a sensual and emotionally appealing design, plus an innovative technical concept solution, thereby defining the ultimate in luxury of the future.
Paying homage to the glorious “automotive haute couture”, the interior of the Vision-Maybach 6 Cabriolet demonstrates a new synthesis of intelligence and emotion. The formal flow of the areas – from rear to interior – gives rise to a typical yacht feeling.
Inside, the Maybach 6 Cabriolet features a light wing that flows in a curve across the door trim and the center tunnel into the seat landscape, creating a 360-degree open-air luxury lounge. It also features a lavish, quilted crystal white Nappa leather finish, while the open-pore wood floor with inlaid aluminum underscores the lounge sensation and the connection to yachting.
Aside from the 360-degree open-air luxury lounge, the display elements in the Maybach are integrated into the continuous glass trim part. By way of contrast, classic round dials, such as the instrument cluster, are positioned prominently. The combination of digital displays with real needles is also totally on trend. By using “hyperanalogue” elements, the designers are responding to the need of people to experience analogue luxury in what is an increasingly digital world.
Designed as an electric car, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 features an all-wheel-drive system that has a power output of 550 kW (750 hp), and can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just four seconds, and has a top speed of 250 km/h.
Its flat battery sitting in the underbody has a quick-charge function, allowing the system to have a charging capacity of up to 350 kW. In just five minutes enough power can be charged to achieve an additional range of around 100 kilometers.