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Mercedes Vision Maybach 6 Cabrio Rendered as a Blow in Rolls-Royce's EV Struggle

Now that the Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 has bowed in Pebble Beach, the six-meter display of luxury raises many questions, most of which are related to its purpose - what is Mercedes-Benz trying to tell us about the future of Maybach with this oversized coup?
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We're not sure about the plans for the lavish brand's future, but the two-door we have here seems to be doing a great job at preparing Maybach for a potential fight with Rolls-Royce.

As RR aficionados among you remember, the British automaker also came up with a similar effort earlier this summer, when it introduced the Rolls-Royce 103EX Vision Next 100 Concept. Since we're talking about the first vision concept in the history of the brand, this is an overly serious matter.

However, if we look at the manner in which the two concepts' electric propulsion is introduced, the Maybach has the edge and that's putting it mildly.

You see, Rolls-Royce merely hinted at EV propulsion by stating that "As a V12 combustion engine is most unlikely to exist in the future, one can only surmise how this Rolls-Royce will be powered,"

As for Maybach, the company was as straight forward as possible: "The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which measures almost six metres in length, is designed as an electric car,"

At least from where we're standing now, it looks like the future is an all-electric one, so, at least when it comes to this subtle battle of intentions, Maybach is topping Rolls-Royce.

Nevertheless, we're talking about a laurel-gifted automaker being out-dreamed by a brand whose future might be uncertain. After all, we mustn't forget that the Maybach badge was confined to the history books for almost seven decades, with Mercedes-Benz resurrecting the brand in the early 2000s (yes, Rolls-Royce was obviously targeted) only to put it to sleep once again.

So while Rolls-Royce is cautious about all-electric statements due to its clientele's conservatory nature having determined a less-than-satisfactory response to its 2011 102EX, essentially an electron juice-powered Phantom concept, it remains to be seen whether the Maybach plan will allow the marque to truly rival the Brits in the future.

However, until we get to see what happens with Mercedes-Benz's lavish manifesto brand, we're bringing you the rendering you can see here. Coming from digital artist X-Tomi, this shows a Cabriolet version of the Vision Maybach 6. You know, for a more complete line-up that would allow the potential rivalry mentioned above to come alive.

 
 
 
 
 

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