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Behold the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

The 2+2-seater is an electric homage to the glorious age of the aero coupés.

THIS SENSATIONAL LUXURY coupé is the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which debuted at last week’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Source: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

The 2+2-seater is almost six metres long and is an homage to the glorious age of the aero coupés but this is not a retro design more a reinterpretation of classic, aesthetic principles, with its sensual, emotional design (“hot”) and intelligent details (“cool”) and extremely long bonnet and low roof. The distinctive 24-inch wheels are a development of the aero rim from the Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile).

Source: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 also features gullwing doors, a hallmark Mercedes design element.

Inside, the cabin is upholstered in luxurious padded leather and the dashboard wing curves across the door trim creating a 360° lounge effect.

Somewhat surprisingly, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, isn’t a V12 monster but is designed as an electric vehicle.

Source: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

The drive system has an output of 750hp and the underfloor battery has a usable capacity of approximately 80kWh and a range of over 500km according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA). The car can accelerate from 0‑100km/h in under four seconds and go on to a top speed of 250km/h.

“Our glamorous coupé, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, represents the ultimate in contemporary luxury. It is hot and cool,” states Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at 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.”

Source: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is the first luxury coupé in the series of visionary design show cars from Mercedes-Benz. These include the Vision EnerG‑Force (Los Angeles, November 2012), AMG Vision Gran Turismo (Sunnyvale, 2013) and Vision Tokyo (Tokyo, 2015).

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