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August 18 2016

The ultimate in luxury: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

The ultimate in luxury: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Stuttgart/Pebble Beach. Every August classic car fans from around the world converge on Pebble Beach in California for a very special beauty contest. This gathering of magnificent classic cars is the perfect place to premiere the exclusive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a sensational luxury-class coupe. The 2+2-seater pays homage to the glorious age of the aero coupes and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future. The coupe reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extreme way, following the Mercedes design philosophy of sensual purity.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which measures over 18.5-feet (nearly six meters) in length, is designed as an electric car. The drive system has an output of 738 SAE hp (550 kW or 750 European hp). The shallow underfloor battery allows a range of over 200 miles according to EPA (over 500 kilometers according to the NEDC.)

The large coupe is set to make its debut at Monterey Car Week, which will take place on the Monterey Peninsula between August 16th and 21st, 2016. The final event on August 21st will be the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

With its sensual, emotional design ("hot") and intelligent details ("cool"), the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 represents the ultimate in luxury. The classic aesthetic proportions of the show car - an extremely long hood, low roof line and rearward positioning of the greenhouse - recall the aero coupes 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 breaks away very late at the tail end of the vehicle. Then there is the surprisingly technoid character of the narrow lights, partially transparent rims and split rear window.

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