The Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet is the latest ultra-luxury concept EV, but there are some interesting technologies under the chassis too
The all-electric Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet has been unveiled at California’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. And it’s startling.
The EV is about six metres long, has 750 horsepower, and will allegedly travel about 500 km on one battery charge (NEDC rating), or about 320km according to the more realistic EPA rating. Nevertheless, it can go from a stand-still to 100kph in less than four seconds, thanks to a 550kW drive output.
The car is also not unlike the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which the German auto-maker took the wraps off about a year ago. According to Mercedes, the Maybach’s extended, round “boat tail” rear “recalls a luxury yacht, and narrow tail lights which emphasise the width of the vehicle are integrated in its outer edges.”
Its interior, it says, is a 360° open-air luxury lounge – appealing indeed. Yet should you ever want to leave its comfort, in the bonnet is also a matching luggage set and a picnic kit.
“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,” commented Daimler chief design officer Gorden Wagener.
Some of the most interesting details are tucked away in Mercedes’ notes however. In particular, the Vision 6 also boasts sizable fast-charging capabilities. DC charging using the CCS standard will allows charging at a capacity of up to 350 kW. In theory, around five minutes should grant enough power for an extra 100km of range.
Sadly, the luxury convertible will not be for sale, but it is a sample of what Mercedes-Benz says its EVs could look like. The catch – they won’t be here until 2035 at least. Until then, those dreaming of EV luxury may have to look elsewhere.