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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet (2018): pictures and data

Gregor Hebermehl
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabrio (2018)
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D he yacht is over 300 meters long and has a port for smaller yachts in its stern - and the skyscraper is 1.6 kilometers high: these images flicker on screens while Mercedes design chief Gorden Wagener presents the new Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. That fits very well: after all, the convertible study is six meters long and only intended for two people. Lush luxury, presented fearlessly - the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 shows that Mercedes is currently on the road with a lot of self-confidence. The Cabriolet takes on the styling and size of the Coupé (only the height is 12 mm higher) and shows itself on the front with the large chrome-plated grille including vertical struts. There is also a chrome clasp in the lower area of ​​the apron. Together with the extremely narrow LED headlights and the inclined bonnet, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, like its coupé brother, is very aggressive.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet with many coupé borrowings

The heavily flared wheel arches, the 24-inch multi-spoke wheels with a central quick release fastener painted in rose gold and the strongly contoured bonnet also contribute to this. When viewed from the side, the long bonnet, the short windshield and the chrome clips in the area of ​​the sills and fenders, familiar from the coupé, are striking. The body gently slopes towards the rear and forms a long overhang. The rear view is spectacular.

In the convertible version, the long trunk lid with its vertical third brake light is even more elegant. 'Boat tail' is what Mercedes calls the shape of the stern, based on luxury yachts. Narrow rear lights that emphasize the width are integrated into the round boat stern, and the design team around Gorden Wagener has also implemented a final chrome element, a diffuser and air outlet openings behind the wheels. The convertible top of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is hidden under a white nappa leather cover behind the two seats, which merges smoothly into the nautical blue metallic painted body. If the convertible top is closed (Mercedes is silent about the mechanism) it appears in white with woven rose gold threads and describes a classic arched roof shape with very narrow B-pillars and a large rear window.

More spectacular and futuristic Interior

As spectacular as thatExterior The interior is so fascinating. Starting with maritime-inspired wood-aluminum planks on the floor, through the strong, partially transparent central tunnel, which shows the energy flow of the drive via blue light guides, to the integrated leather bucket seats that form a homogeneous surface with the tunnel and the inside of the door. The designers continue this area and use it to create the dashboard for the convertible.

Mitchell Franz
'Six meters in length for a two-seater, that shows the great self-confidence at Mercedes. It would be nice if this self-confidence is also sufficient for a series version - a small series or at least ens a street legal one-off - we don't want more. First of all. ', Says editor Gregor Hebermehl about the new Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6.

In the middle below, three air nozzles are supposed to remind of aircraft construction , while classic round instruments behind the two-spoke steering wheel inform the driver about the speed and engine speed. The highlight in the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, however, is the circumferential display strip in which all display elements have been inserted. Navigation and infotainment information is displayed here by touch The driver can, for example, adjust the individual seats. The driver interacts with a concierge service freely or via defined voice commands, the vehicle also recognizes the needs of its passengers and provides information and solutions in real time.

Is driven the Maybach purely electric

Like the coupé, the convertible also has four electric motors with a total output of 550 kW (750 hp), the battery capacity is around 80 kWh. The Maybach convertible should run to 100 km /h in under 4 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 250 km /h. The range is over 500 kilometers. The concept car also has a fast charging function with a charging capacity ofup to 350 kW. This makes it possible to “fill up” with electricity for 100 kilometers in five minutes, provided there are already suitably sized charging stations. It is not known whether the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet or even the Coupé will ever go into series production. However, design and technical elements are likely to be found in one or the other model in the future.

Speaking of the Maybach future: In our photo show, we also look back on the legendary Maybach models since the brand was founded.

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