Mercedes reveals its breathtaking all-electric Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California
Mercedes has whipped the covers off the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is powered by a 550kW electric drivetrain, which consists of four compact electric motors that send power to all four wheels. Mercedes says gives the six-metre long convertible a range of 500 kilometres on a full charge. However, a quick charge option based on DC technology developed on the CCS standard, allows a charging capacity of 350kW; an extra 100km of range can be charged up in just five minutes. Impressive.
Now, only the most luxurious of Benz models wear the Maybach badge, and the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is no exemption. There’s advantgarde detailing throughout, with inspiration drawn from luxury yachts, Chesterfield furniture and even pinstripe suits.
There are even rose gold highlights – those 24 inch wheels are painted in rose gold – just in case the rest if the package wasn’t posh enough. Inside, there’s white Nappa leather which is folded into the shape of diamonds and held in place with buttons.
The floating transparent centre tunnel which depicts the electric drivetrain’s workings through the use of blue fibre optics, the majority of drive information is projected onto the windscreen by way of two heads up display projectors.
Additional noteworthy technology includes a “concierge” which Mercedes says is conversational and responds to fluid speech rather than rigid commands. Like a helpful butler in the dashboard.
“The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern luxury into the realms of the ultimate in luxury, and is the perfect embodiment of our design strategy. Breathtaking proportions combined with a luxurious “haute couture” interior help to create the ultimate experience,” explained Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG.