2017 Pebble Beach Concours: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

© Rod HatfieldTop Down
In Pebble Beach prior to last year’s Concours d’Elegance, Mercedes-Benz introduced the stunning Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept vehicle. At the time it seemed like the stunning car would be tough to top, but Mercedes achieved that by removing said top. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet wowed the invited crowd at its world debut during a special event on August 19 in Pebble Beach, California.
VIDEO: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet Debuts

© Rod HatfieldBold Statement
Measuring almost 20 feet in length, the Vision concept makes a bold statement, built in the spirit of classic ultra-luxurious open-top cars. “The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern luxury into the realms of the ultimate in luxury, and is the perfect embodiment of our design strategy. Breathtaking proportions combined with a luxurious “haute couture” interior help to create the ultimate experience,” asserts explains Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG Gorden Wagener.

© Rod HatfieldLivin’ Large
With the top down, the Maybach’s length gets accentuated by clean, sleek lines. The steeply-raked windshield gives a feeling of momentum, while the immense size is further enhanced by 24-inch light alloy wheels at each corner.

© Rod HatfieldModern Grille
Up front a modern interpretation of the Mercedes-Maybach grille has narrow horizontal struts, and its chrome finish plays well of Nautical Blue metallic paint. Mercedes reps say the grille was inspired by a pinstripe suite.

© Rod HatfieldBoat Tail
Since the Maybach approaches the size of a boat, it’s only natural that the concept’s rear looks like a boattail speedster, designed with a luxury yacht in mind. Narrow taillamps further emphasize the width of this bold concept vehicle.

© Rod HatfieldLuxury Lounge
The interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is just as elegant as it is futuristic, evoking the feel of a luxury lounge. The electronic display screen wraps around the dashboard and continues into the doors for a fully immersive experience. This high-tech environment gets offset by classic round analog gauges behind the steering wheel.

© Rod HatfieldElegant Seats
The two seats are wrapped in white Nappa leather trim, folded and buttoned in a diamond pattern similar to Chesterfield furniture. Each button is backlit in blue with a small Mercedes logo. The floor is finished in open-pore wood with inlaid aluminum, which further supports the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet’s yachting theme.

© Rod HatfieldElectric Power
Not only is the Vision concept indeed a vision; beneath its beautiful skin lurks a modern marvel. Power comes from four compact electric motors — one at each wheel to provide full-time all-wheel drive. Total output from the four motors is 750 horsepower, providing impressive acceleration. Mercedes says the range would exceed 200 miles.

© Rod HatfieldNo Plans for Production
Mercedes has made no announcements regarding production of this amazing vehicle; however, we wouldn’t be surprised to discover some of the Vision’s styling cues on future Maybach luxury automobiles.

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