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Mercedes-Maybach just unveiled a stunning convertible concept vehicle to rival Tesla

19 August, 2017, 21:05 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Mercedes Maybach 6 Cabriolet look

Like the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept that the company unveiled prior to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance past year, the Maybach 6 Cabriolet is an electric auto that's almost 20 feet long, has a drive system that gets 750 horsepower, and has a range of more than 200 miles on one charge of the battery stored under its floor. If last year's concept was a land yacht, the Cabriolet is a land speedboat. The Mercedes Maybach 6 Cabriolet model features three air vents along with dials. Its done in a dark blue paintjob called "nautical blue metallic", which is complemented by chrome highlights.

To be unveiled at this year's Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - two events that feature some of the world's rarest and most expensive classic cars - the concept gives us a taste of what we could expect from Mercedes' top-of-the-range cars in the future.

The extended, round "boat tail" format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet's rear recalls a luxury yacht, and narrow tail lamps which emphasize the width of the vehicle are integrated in its outer edges. This custom-made retractable fabric roof incorporates interwoven threads of gold. The wooden floor with aluminium inlays, minimalistic cock-pit with blue surround (what the Mercedes calls a 360degree lounge) and the exotic materials further add to the nobility of the yacht-themed auto. As Mercedes describes it, "a light wing flows in a curve across the door trim and the center tunnel into the seat landscape, creating a 360-degree open-air luxury lounge". 24-inch light-alloy wheels feature a center lock, which is painted rose gold. The navigation system is linked to touchscreen displays, while an intelligent concierge system uses voice commands to provide information based on location and time of day.

Mercedes Maybach 6 Cabriolet
Mercedes wows with the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Motivation is provided by four electric motors which produce a combined output of 750 PS (550 kW).

In terms of performance, it can sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour (mph) in less than 4 seconds, and has a top speed of 155 miles per hours.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is the first full-sized Maybach with an open top that Mercedes-Benz has produced in decades, Bloomberg reported. In just five minutes, the car's battery can quick charge and can go up to 60 miles making it easy for the passengers to reach quick miles.

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