Study of an ultra-stylish luxury-class cabriolet: A revelation of luxury: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

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August 2017
Stuttgart/Pebble Beach

Stuttgart/Pebble Beach. At this year's gathering of the most magnificent classic cars at Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is once again set to present a highlight: the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is a car which, with its sensual, emotionally appealing design and innovative technical concept solutions, defines the ultimate in luxury of the future. At the same time the two-seater model pays homage to the glorious "automotive haute couture" of hand-finished, exclusive cabriolets.The glamorous cabriolet reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extravagant way and combines intelligent beauty with classic, aesthetic proportions and a reduced, technoid appearance – a perfect embodiment of the design philosophy of Sensual Purity.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is designed as an electric car. The drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 hp). The shallow underfloor battery allows a range of over 500 kilometres according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA).

The elegant cabriolet is set to make its debut at the Monterey Car Week, which will take place on the Monterey Peninsula in California between 15 and 20 August 2017. The final event will be the traditional Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which this year takes place on 20 August.

"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," explains Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG.

Exterior: powerful structural elements with sharp feature line

Measuring almost six metres in length, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet incorporates the classic proportions of art deco design with its extremely long bonnet and puristic, flowing lines, and at the same time completely reinterprets these aesthetic principles. The curved basic body boasts a sporty, stretched design which is characterised by powerful structural elements in conjunction with the sharp feature line. This side feature line defines the upper vehicle body, from the radiator grille across the entire length of the vehicle through to the rear.

The strong contrast between the dark blue paintwork in "nautical blue metallic" and the chrome highlights increases the fascinating relationship between the clearly defined areas with organically shaped wings and the chrome trim elements, which sit at the top on the edge of the wing as well as in the middle on the boot lid, where they also incorporate the vertical brake lights. This benefits the interpretation of the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille, which with its fine, vertical struts accentuates the front end. The grille was inspired by a pinstriped suit. The radiator grille rests on two aerodynamically shaped supports on the outer right and left of the bumper.

The newly designed 24-inch light-alloy wheels feature a centre lock. This is painted in rose gold and as such reflects the colour shade used on all electric vehicle studies from Mercedes-Benz.

The extended, round "boat tail" format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet's rear recalls a luxury yacht, and narrow tail lights which emphasise the width of the vehicle are integrated in its outer edges. Further distinctive features at the rear include the diffuser with aluminium frame and the air outlets behind the wheel arches.

The transition between the vehicle rear, the area of the boot lid and the interior boasts a flowing design. Crystal white high-quality nappa leather creates an exciting contrast to the dark paint finish. The custom-made fabric top with interwoven rose gold threads has been perfectly coordinated with the look of the vehicle.

Interior: 360° open-air luxury lounge

With the luxurious interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates a new synthesis of intelligence and emotion. At the same time, the designers have combined the unique tradition of the brand with a hitherto unknown high-tech experience.

The generous, flowing design idiom brings exterior and interior together in a holistic design. The formal flow of the areas from the rear into the interior gives rise to a typical yacht feeling. A light wing flows in a curve across the door trim and the centre tunnel into the seat landscape, creating a 360° open-air luxury lounge.

The new "inside out" spatial design adds a particularly special feature. The sitting surface forms a horizontal plane, transitions into the vertical plane of the doors and finally becomes the underside of the dashboard wing.

In addition to the flowing contours, the material composition produces a luxury experience of the highest order. Here, too, the interplay of the contrasts is both hot and cool. The brand's hallmark authentic materials and colours are used, such as rose gold on the trim elements, or the surfaces which come into contact with the skin, featuring a lavish, quilted crystal white nappa leather finish. In this luxury technique, familiar among other things from Chesterfield furniture, the leather is put into folds in a diamond pattern and secured to the frame with buttons. In the case of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, this traditional seat upholstery boasts a futuristic interpretation: each individual button of the quilting depicts a delicate Mercedes star, backlit in blue. The open-pore wood floor with inlaid aluminium underscores the lounge sensation and the connection to yachting.

Above the 360° luxury lounge, the display strip links doors, dashboard and the rear area. All display elements are integrated into the continuous glass trim part. By way of contrast, classic round dials, such as the instrument cluster, are positioned prominently. The combination of digital displays with real needles is also totally on trend. By using "hyperanalogue" elements, the designers are responding to the need of people to experience analogue luxury in what is an increasingly digital world. As a classic borrowing from aviation, three air vents are positioned beneath the wing which appear to float like engines.

Another highlight comes courtesy of the floating, transparent centre tunnel, which visualises the drive system's electrical energy flow for the passengers by means of blue fibre optics.

The main driving functions as well as information relevant to the location (e.g. restaurant recommendations or information on points of interest) are shown on the windscreen via two head-up displays.

User experience: intuitive communication

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is designed to anticipate the needs of its passengers and to provide the required information and solutions in real time. The user experience also combines ultimate luxury with intelligence. In addition to the touch-only control and intelligent navigation linked to the appointment calendar, another example is the Concierge function, it is possible to talk to the concierge like talking to a friend, i.e. freely, without using predefined voice commands. This enables full concentration of the tasks of driving.

The latest generation of biometric sensors record the state of mind and health status of the passengers.

Emission-free driving: electric drive system generating 550 kW (750 hp)

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is designed as an electric car. Thanks to its four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, it features all-wheel drive. The flat battery sits in the underbody. The drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 hp). This not only allows performance characteristics typical of a sports car (acceleration from 0‑100 km/h in under four seconds, top speed electronically governed at 250 km/h) but also a range of over 500 kilometres according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA).

The quick-charge function is also visionary: as a result of DC charging based on the CCS standard, the system allows a charging capacity of up to 350 kW. In just five minutes enough power can be charged to achieve an additional range of around 100 kilometres.

The wow effect: visionary show cars with long-term prospects

With its generous dimensions, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet (length/width/height: 5700/2100/1340 mm) continues the series of visionary design show cars from Mercedes-Benz. So far these include the Vision EnerG‑Force (Los Angeles, November 2012), AMG Vision Gran Turismo (Sunnyvale, 2013), Vision Tokyo (Tokyo 2015) and Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupé (Pebble Beach 2016). Thanks to the global nature of the Mercedes-Benz Design function, these concept vehicles take cues from local trends in design, culture and mobility and make these the focal point of the respective mobility concept. At the same time, these show cars are looking far into the future.

Mercedes-Maybach: perfection blends with exclusivity

Mercedes-Maybach stands for the ultimate in exclusivity and individuality. The target group includes customers who place value on exquisite luxury, perfect workmanship and exceptional appointments. The latest vehicles include models launched in July 2017, namely the Mercedes-Maybach S 560 4MATIC, (fuel consumption combined: 9.3 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 209 g/km) and the S 650 (fuel consumption combined: 12.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 289 g/km), which blends the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S‑Class with the exclusivity of Maybach.

Limited to 300 examples, the Mercedes-Maybach S‑Class Cabriolet (fuel consumption combined: 12.0 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 272 g/km) is the first open-top Maybach for decades and a homage to open-top automotive refinement.

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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: Study of an ultra-stylish luxury-class Cabriolet.
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    A revelation of luxury - the two-seater Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet pays homage to the glorious "automotive haute couture" of hand-finished, exclusive Cabriolets.
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    Measuring almost six metres in length, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet incorporates the classic proportions of art deco design with its extremely long bonnet and puristic, flowing lines, and at the same time completely reinterprets these aesthetic principles.
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    With the luxurious interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates a new synthesis of intelligence and Emotion.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: The open-pore wood floor with inlaid aluminium underscores the lounge sensation and the connection to yachting. Above the 360° luxury lounge, the display strip links doors, dashboard and the rear area. All display elements are integrated into the continuous glass trim part.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: The Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille with its fine, vertical struts accentuates the front end. The newly designed 24-inch light-alloy wheels feature a centre lock. This is painted in rose gold and as such reflects the colour shade used on all electric vehicle studies from Mercedes-Benz.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: The strong contrast between the dark blue paintwork in "nautical blue metallic" and the chrome highlights increases the fascinating relationship between the clearly defined areas with organically shaped wings and the chrome trim elements, which sit at the top on the edge of the wing.
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    The extended, round "boat tail" format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet's rear recalls a luxury yacht, and narrow tail lights which emphasise the width of the vehicle are integrated in its outer edges. the chrome trim element on the boot lid also incorporates the vertical brake lights.
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    Measuring almost six metres in length, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet incorporates the classic proportions of art deco design with its extremely long bonnet and puristic, flowing lines, and at the same time completely reinterprets these aesthetic principles.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: The transition between the vehicle rear, the area of the boot lid and the interior boasts a flowing design. Crystal white high-quality nappa leather creates an exciting contrast to the dark paint finish.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: The custom-made fabric top with interwoven rose gold threads has been perfectly coordinated with the look of the vehicle.
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    The extended, round "boat tail" format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet's rear recalls a luxury yacht. A further distinctive feature at the rear is the diffuser with aluminium Frame.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: The Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille, with its fine, vertical struts accentuates the front end. The radiator grille rests on two aerodynamically shaped supports on the outer right and left of the bumper.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: The curved basic body boasts a sporty, stretched design which is characterised by powerful structural elements in conjunction with the sharp feature line. Chrome highlights increase the fascinating relationship between the clearly defined areas and the organically.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet: The newly designed 24-inch light-alloy wheels feature a centre lock. This is painted in rose gold and as such reflects the colour shade used on all electric vehicle studies from Mercedes-Benz.
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    The extended, round "boat tail" format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet's rear recalls a luxury yacht. The custom-made fabric top with interwoven rose gold threads has been perfectly coordinated with the look of the vehicle.
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    A revelation of luxury - the two-seater Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet pays homage to the glorious "automotive haute couture" of hand-finished, exclusive Cabriolets.
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    A revelation of luxury - the two-seater Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet pays homage to the glorious "automotive haute couture" of hand-finished, exclusive Cabriolets.
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    Impressions of the World Premiere Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.
Public reveal during the Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, California, August 18, 2017.
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    World Premiere of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.
Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener revealing the showcar in Pebble Beach, California, August 18, 2017.
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    Impressions of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet during the reveal in Pebble Beach, California, August 18, 2017.
From the left: Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener and Dietmar Exler, Head of MBUSA.
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    Impressions of the World Premiere Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.
Public reveal during the Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, California, August 18, 2017.
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    Impressions of the World Premiere Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.
Public reveal during the Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, California, August 18, 2017.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet - Photographed in Pebble Beach, California by Jensen Larson for Mercedes-Benz, USA.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet - Photographed in Pebble Beach, California by Jensen Larson for Mercedes-Benz, USA.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet - Photographed in Pebble Beach, California by Jensen Larson for Mercedes-Benz, USA.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet - Photographed in Pebble Beach, California by Jensen Larson for Mercedes-Benz, USA.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet - Photographed in Pebble Beach, California by Jensen Larson for Mercedes-Benz, USA.
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    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet - Photographed in Pebble Beach, California by Jensen Larson for Mercedes-Benz, USA.
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