Mercedes Takes the Wraps Off Its Yacht-Like Inspired Maybach Concept
Mercedes has left spectators in awe at the recently held Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the debut of its extremely revolutionary Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept. At the two events, which feature the rarest and costliest classic cars in the world, the concept gave the automotive world a clue of what could be anticipated from Mercedes’ top-of-the-line cars in the future.
The cabriolet comes with an all-electric drive system, which cranks out 500kW, equal to approximately 740bhp, with a range of around 322 kilometers. Plus, it uses four motors (one per wheel) to provide 4WD. This results in an electric luxury convertible that can manage 0-62mph in less than four seconds and a limited speed of 155 mph.
The Maybach 6 Cabriolet previews details, proportions and design touches that could appear on upcoming Mercedes models, Maybach-badged or otherwise. It comes with a huge radiator grille “inspired by a pinstriped suit”, long bonnet, and slim headlights along with a rear end designed to portray images of luxury yachts. What’s more, it also has a show-stopping wheels–24-inches with a rose-gold painted center-locking mechanism.
In the interior, luxury is redefined with traditionally quilted white nappa leather–with each Chesterfield-like button sporting a backlit Mercedes badge. There are also expensive touches such as open-pore wood flooring and rose gold trim to further highlight the yacht-like feel.
What took the breath away of spectators is the car’s transparent central tunnel, with which a fiber optics system visualizing the drive system’s electrical energy flow for the passengers. Mercedes touts the interior a “360-degree open-air luxury lounge”. There is also a custom-made fabric hood with interwoven rose gold threads that keeps the rain off.
Since the early 1900s, Maybach has been the epitome of luxury. In 2002, Mercedes relaunched the popular brand with a pair of standalone models called 57 and 62. Today, the remarkable name is featured on the most high-end Mercedes S-Class models.
- August 24, 2017