2017 Monterey: The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet previews the future in opulent, open-top motoring
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet drops its top for the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, showcasing a convertible version of last year’s coupe Concept.
What’s going on?
The 2017 Monterey Car Week and thus, the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance are at full operation. Because some of the world’s wealthiest jet-set is in attendance, Mercedes-Benz took advantage of spotlight, revealing the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.
If it looks and sounds familiar, that’s because it is. The original Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept debuted at last year’s Pebble Beach show in hardtop coupe form. This year’s car is the same model, but in gorgeous cabriolet form.
It’s still a looker, for sure.
Yes it is, and like the hardtop version, it’s an all-electric car as well, offering the same 750 horsepower and over 200 miles worth of range thanks to a specially designed battery system.
“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,” said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG.
It measures in at nearly 20 feet long and with its slick-back appearance and “boat tail” rear-end, complemented by massive 24-inch wheels, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is certainly a spectacle, whether in person or print.
Will it reach production?
As we see it in concept form, most likely not. But nonetheless, the company suggested that future models could be inspired by the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet. Such models include the next generation Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Cabriolet.
Should Mercedes choose to build it, production would be capped at 300 examples worldwide.
– By: Chris Chin