The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a sensational luxury-class 2+2 coupé that pays homage to the glorious age of German aero coupés and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future. The coupé reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extreme way, following the Mercedes design philosophy of sensual purity.
Measuring almost six metres in length, the Mercedes-Maybach 6 is designed as an electric car. The drive system has an output of 550kW (750bhp), and the shallow underfloor battery allows a range of over 500 kilometres.
With its sensual, emotional design (“hot”) and intelligent details (“cool”), the latest concept from Daimler represents the ultimate in luxury. The classic aesthetic proportions of the show car – extremely long bonnet, low roofline and rearward positioning of the glasshouse – recall the aero coupés of days gone by. But this is not retro design – this is a reinterpretation of classic, aesthetic principles.
At the same time the design is something unexpectedly new – cool, technoid and reduced. This is exemplified by the aerodynamically intelligent basic shape. Even without aids such as spoilers, the airflow hugs the contours of the vehicle body and only breaks away very late at the tail end of the vehicle. Then there is the surprisingly technoid character of the narrow lights, the partially transparent rims and the split rear window.
“Our glamorous coupé, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, represents the ultimate in contemporary luxury. It is hot and cool,” states Gorden Wagener, head of design at Daimler AG.
“With its intelligent appeal and reduced, technoid look, it perfectly embodies our design philosophy of sensual purity and our pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency.”
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