At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, the lavish two-seater that pays homage to the glorious “automotive haute couture” of hand-finished, exclusive cabriolets. Designed as an electric car, its drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 hp). The shallow underfloor battery allows a range of over 500 kilometres according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA).
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet measures almost six meters in length and retains the classic proportions of art deco design with its extremely long bonnet and puristic, flowing lines, and at the same time completely reinterprets these aesthetic principles.
The curved basic body has a sporty, stretched design which is characterised by powerful structural elements in conjunction with the sharp feature line. The dark blue paintwork in “nautical blue metallic” and the chrome highlights are juxtaposed with the chrome trim elements. The front end is accentuated with the radiator grille, which was inspired by a pinstriped suit. The extended, round “boat tail” format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet’s rear recalls a luxury yacht. The lavish vehicle sits on newly designed 24-inch light-alloy wheels.
The luxurious interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet represents a new synthesis of intelligence and emotion. The generous, flowing design idiom brings exterior and interior together in a holistic design. The formal flow of the areas from the rear into the interior gives rise to a typical yacht feeling.
A light wing flows in a curve across the door trim and the centre tunnel into the seat landscape, creating a 360° open-air luxury lounge. The brand’s hallmark authentic materials and colours are used, such as rose gold on the trim elements, or the surfaces which come into contact with the skin, featuring a lavish, quilted crystal white nappa leather finish. The floating, transparent centre tunnel visualises the drive system’s electrical energy flow for the passengers by means of blue fibre optics.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is designed to anticipate the needs of its passengers and to provide the required information and solutions in real time. In addition to the touch-only control and intelligent navigation linked to the appointment calendar, another example is the Concierge function, it is possible to talk to the concierge like talking to a friend, i.e. freely, without using predefined voice commands. This enables full concentration of the tasks of driving.