After a series of teaser photos and video, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 finally made its debut. The new Mercedes concept car under the Maybach sub-brand was unveiled on August 16, 2016 in Monterey, California. The car was showcased there until the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elégance on August 21, 2016.
Daimler revealed that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is an electric car. Within its power core lies a battery capable of producing up to 550 kW or 750 hp. The underfloor battery of the auto provides it a usable capacity of around 80 kWh.
All that power lets the concept car accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in under four seconds. The top speed of the auto is electronically-limited at 250 km/h. From full charge, the vehicle can cover up to 500 kilometers based on an NEDC data. EPA puts its range at more than 200 miles.
It is worth noting too that the battery of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 has a quick charging feature. In only five minutes of charging from a power outlet or station, it can immediately gain an additional range of approximately 100 kilometers.
The intelligent look of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 follows the “sensual purity” design philosophy of Mercedes-Benz and its goal to come up with an aerodynamically-efficient car. Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG, described the concept EV as both “hot and cool.”
Mercedes said that the emotional design of the concept car makes it hot. On the other hand, the intelligent details it possesses makes it cool.
The body of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is characterized by well-defined contours coupled with organically formed wings. Despite the lack of spoilers, the intelligent design of the vehicle’s shape makes it aerodynamically-efficient.
The car brings back the gullwing design made popular by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Some design cues of the auto were also lifted from the limited-production Maybach Exelero that came out more than a decade ago. The prominent grille of the concept EV reminds us of that classic car.
Lastly, Mercedes-Maybach takes the 24-inch wheels with rims similar to the Concept IAA to its Vision 6 EV.
Check out the photos of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 in the gallery below: