A reflection of our highest aspirations.
The Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a dream of what the automobile can be and an invitation to a life of absolute luxury.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 measures over 18.5 feet in length (almost six meters) and is powered by a four-motor all-electric, all-wheel drive system delivering 738-hp (550 kW). The shallow underfloor battery allows for an estimated range of over 200 miles.Disclaimer And a visionary quick-charge function will also allow you to add around 62 miles to your range in just five minutes of charging.
Aesthetically, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 has two main characteristics: sensual, emotional design (“hot”) and intelligent details (“cool”). For example, the classic show-car proportions—the extremely long hood, low roofline and rearward positioning of the greenhouse—appeal to the “hot” side, while the smart aerodynamics and technical character of the narrow lights, partially transparent rims and split rear window reflect the “cool” aesthetic.
The interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 features an incomparable 360-degree lounge that synthesizes the two values, as well. The digital displays are contrasted by high-quality leather and wood trim, including elm wood in the floor area. The padded leather upholstery includes miniature “body sensor displays” that monitor passengers’ vitals and automatically adjust climate controls and massage functions. They also capture light and color (for example, the color of occupants’ clothing) in order to create new, emotional lighting effects in the interior.
A glamorous coupé.
“Our glamorous coupé, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, represents the ultimate in contemporary luxury. It is hot and cool”, states Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. “With its intelligent appeal and reduced, technoid look, it perfectly embodies our design philosophy of sensual purity and our pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency.”
A reflection of the past and present, with a look to the future, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 foresees a coupe experience like no other.
- 550-kW electric motor with an output of 738 hp
- 0-62 mph in under 4 seconds
- Estimated range of over 200 miles Disclaimer
- Quick-charge function adds 62 miles of range after five minutes of charging
- Charge via public charge station, conventional domestic outlet or wireless charging via electromagnetic field
- Exclusively designed set of two suitcases
- “Hyperanalogue” instruments featuring classic and modern design elements
- Digital touchscreen strips for all occupants
- “Inside out” interior spatial design
- Hallmark Mercedes-Benz gullwing doors
Classic, aesthetic principles.
With its sensual, emotional design (“hot”) and intelligent details (“cool”), the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 represents the ultimate in luxury. The classic aesthetic proportions of the show car – the extremely long bonnet, the low roof line and the rearward positioning of the greenhouse – recall the aero coupés of days gone by. But this is not retro design – this is a reinterpretation of classic, aesthetic principles.
The large coupé concept is debuted at Monterey Car Week, which took place on the Monterey Peninsula between 16 and 21 August 2016.
The exterior design.
Clearly defined contours and organically formed wings stand in contrast to the sharply drawn, extended feature line on each side which defines the upper vehicle body from the radiator grille across the entire length of the vehicle to the rear.
There is also a striking contrast between the Maybach red paintwork and the chrome strips which sit above the wheel arches and in the centre of the bonnet and boot lid. A reinterpretation of the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille with its fine, vertical struts accentuates the front end. The extended, round “boat tail” format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6’s rear recalls a luxury yacht.
The interior as luxurious 360° lounge.
The front windscreen serves as a transparent display: driving-related data and geographical information is shown across its full width, augmenting the outside world with additional information. This information can be controlled and adjusted by the occupants using gestures. The dashboard wing curves across the door trim into the seat landscape, creating a 360° lounge.
The sitting surface forms a horizontal, which transitions into the vertical of the doors and finally becomes the underside of the dashboard wing.
In the doors and dashboard the traditional wood trim softens the appearance of the digital control and display interfaces. As a contrast to the digital world of the displays, elm is used in the floor area, creating a refined yachting look.
Typical sports car performance.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is designed as an electric car. Thanks to its four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, it features all-wheel drive. The output of the drive system is 550 kW (750 PS). The shallow underfloor battery has a usable capacity of approx. 80 kWh. This not only allows performance characteristics typical of a sports car (acceleration from 0‑100 km/h in under four seconds, top speed electronically governed at 250 km/h) but also a range of over 500 kilometres according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA).
With its impressive dimensions, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 (length/width/height: 5700/2100/1328 millimetres) is the first luxury coupé in the series of visionary design show cars from Mercedes-Benz.
Source and text: International website of Mercedes-Benz AG.
Photos: Courtesy of Caricos.com, and MB USA