Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a six-meter-long electric super-coupe

Concept Cars 22 Aug 2016

At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a large, sleek coupe with an extreme design and an electric drivetrain.


The 2+2-seater pays homage to the age of the aero coupes, reinterpreting the past in an extreme way. Measuring 5700/2100/1328 millimeters, the coupe aims at representing “the ultimate in luxury”.

The concept is the first luxury coupe in the series of visionary design show cars, including the Vision EnerG-Force (Los Angeles, November 2012), AMG Vision Gran Turismo (Sunnyvale, 2013) and Vision Tokyo (Tokyo, 2015).

Clearly defined contours and organically formed fenders stand in contrast to the sharply drawn, extended feature line on each side which defines the upper vehicle body from the radiator grille across the entire length of the vehicle to the rear.

The exterior design is characterized by sensual, pure forms, combined with classic – and exaggerated – aesthetic proportions: an extremely long hood, low roof line and rearward positioning of the greenhouse.

At the same time the shape is aerodynamically effective: even without aids such as spoilers, the airflow hugs the contours of the vehicle body and breaks away very late at the tail end of the vehicle.

Additional technical and aesthetic highlights are the narrow lights, partially transparent rims and the retro-inspired split rear window.

Inspired by a pinstriped suit, the grille is a reinterpretation of the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille – it features fine, vertical struts and rests on two aerodynamically shaped supports on the outer right and left of the bumper.

The main body has a bulging, muscular look, extending across the entire flank.

There is also a striking contrast between the Maybach red paintwork and the chrome strips which sit above the wheel arches and in the center of the hood and trunk lid.

A further highlight is provided by the gullwing doors, a hallmark Mercedes design element which has been brought up to date.

Evolved from the aero rims from the Concept IAA, the 24-inch wheels feature a transparent shield in the vehicle color which provides a view of the aluminum spokes behind it.

The extended, round “boat tail” format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6’s rear recalls a luxury yacht, and narrow tail lamps which emphasize the width of the vehicle are integrated in its outer edges.

Above this sit the two extremely shallow rear windows (“split window”). Further distinctive features at the rear include the diffuser with aluminum frame and the air outlets behind the wheel arches.

Interior Design

The interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 combines a futuristic design with classic, premium materials and finishes.

 

The crystal-look displays integrated into a continuous glass trim part are mixed with classic circular instruments

The dashboard wing curves across the door trim into the seat landscape, creating a 360° lounge. The new “inside out” spatial design adds a particular touch of finesse.

The cool color scheme underlines the digital innovations, while the futuristic seat feature a classic Chesterfield look

The sitting surface forms a horizontal, which transitions into the vertical of the doors and finally becomes the underside of the dashboard wing.

As a contrast to the digital world of the displays, elm is used in the floor area, creating a refined yachting look. Elm is the palest open-pore wood which Mercedes-Benz is currently working on for series use.

In the front luggage area of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a set of two suitcases, exclusively created for the vehicle. Here too the designers have followed the sensual, pure design language. Plenty of space has also been provided for further additions such as picnic accessories or personal items.

Technical Features

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is equipped with four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, for an all-wheel drive transmission.

The output of the drive system, which is currently in series development, is 738 hp (550 kW or 750 European hp). The shallow underfloor battery has a usable capacity of approx. 80 kWh.

This not only allows performance characteristics typical of a sports car (acceleration from 0-62 mph in less than four seconds, but also a range of over 200 miles according to EPA (over 500 kilometers according to the NEDC).

(Source: Mercedes-Benz)

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