After numerous teasers and a host of leaks, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its luxurious 2+2 seater concept in Monterey, officially dubbed the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6.
As the name of the car implies, it is almost 6 meters in length (5.7m to be precise) and provides a look at a potential second body style for the Maybach range. It also debuts a much sleeker and more stylish design than the existing Maybach sedans, incorporating slim LED headlights and taillights and a monstrous chrome-finished front grille.
Unimpeded by having to follow any regulations for road use, Mercedes designers have been given free reign to make the Maybach 6 unlike any car on the market. The elongated hood immediately catches the eye as do the 24-inch wheels, inspired by those that debuted on the IAA Concept in September last year.
Power for the Mercedes-Maybach 6 comes courtesy of four permanent magnet synchronous electric motors each driving a single wheel. When combined with a battery pack installed into the floor that output 80 kWh, the total drive system equates to around 750 hp. That means the huge concept can actually accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than four seconds and a 155 mph (250 km/h) limited top speed all while sporting a range of over 500 km.
One particularly important element of this electric powertrain is its utiilization of a quick-charge function. The German company says that through its 350 kWh charging system, up to 100 km of range can be added to the Maybach 6 in just five minutes of charging. The concept can also be charged via more traditional power outlets or wirelessly, courtesy of a setup using an electromagnetic field.
The exterior and powertrain of the concept aren’t the only headlines, the interior too is worthy of attention. Most notably, the dashboard, door trim and seats are all connected in a flowing design to create what’s dubbed a ‘360° lounge’. Adding to the vehicle’s luxury, numerous wooden accents have been fitted, including elm across the floor area.
While Mercedes’ models are slowly ditching traditional gauge clusters in favor of touchscreens, the Maybach 6 maintains a set of circular instruments which have been complemented by an active windscreen that displays vital information such as GPS and other driving-related data.