Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Concept showcased at Monterey Car Week
The Monterey Car Week played host to the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 concept, a coupe that is just a bit shorter than the Rolls-Royce Phantom II and longer than its cousin, the Mercedes-Maybach S600, both full-size four-door saloons.
At first sight, the Vision 6 reminisces the classic bodywork of cars from the 1930s. The massive hood sings an ode to the design language of classics from the past. A massive chrome grill with vertical slats sits upfront flanked by thin LED strips on either sides. The gull-wing doors hark back to the 1954 300SL and the recently discontinued SLS AMG.
The interior is futuristic with deeply sculpted seats and an augmented reality windshield. The coupe has a 2+2 configuration but the occupants in the front are more pampered.
The Vision 6 concept is powered by an electric setup that outputs a total of 738 hp. This all-wheel-drive powertrain propels the car from 0 to 100 kph in less than four seconds. It is also capable of achieving a range of over 322 km, thanks to the 80 kWh battery placed under the floor. The DC quick-charge system helps in charging the battery with enough juice to last for 100 km, in just five minutes.
As it’s a concept, don’t expect to see the Vision 6 in a showroom anytime soon but it is not just an experiment with no production plans at all. This might be a preview of what a proper luxury coupe from the future might be like. Expect it to be an electic hybrid atleast.