Mercedes unveils one final tease of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 ahead of the design study’s debut at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
The first teaser image showed a near-six metre long coupe design, similar(ish) in style to Mercedes’ AMG GT R ballistic missile, but comparable in size to its flagship S-Class. With focus squarely aimed at ‘ultimate luxury’ for Merc’s newest sub-brand, it wasn’t long before Rolls-Royce’s Wraith landed in the speculative crosshairs.
Now the team has dropped a teaser image for the newly named Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. Again shrouded in darkness – oh those lovable scamps! – the teaser at least offers some insight into the design. 300 SL-inspired gullwing doors are the most notable feature, as are those super slick, extra long LED head and taillights. At the front meanwhile are impossibly thin wing mirrors, the stately three-pointed star emblem, and a whopping great chrome grille that’s led to speculation concerning powertrains.
While power may come from a version of the 6-litre V12 found in Mercedes’ S600 Maybach, mounting focus on green technology has led some (okay, Autocar) to suggest an all-electric powertrain could also make an appearance. This follows remarks by Maybach boss Ola Källenius concerning “tremendous resources into the path towards zero emissions” affecting “the whole portfolio”. Food for earth-saving thought there…
Production plans at the moment though remain a mystery, but expect at least some details on the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 when the concept is finally unveiled before a baying public at Pebble Beach in four days time.