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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet Is a Showstopper At Pebble Beach

It was last year that Mercedes-Maybach took the ultra-luxury world by storm with the bite-the-back-of-your-hand gorgeous Vision 6. One year later, the fixed-head coupe morphed into a majestic soft top, and as expected, Mercedes-Maybach managed to make the design study more charming than the last one.
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Described by its creator as the ultimate in luxury of the future, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet doesn’t seem out of place at North America’s most important gathering of most magnificent automobiles. A highlight of the Pebble Beach concours and a perfect example of automotive haute couture, the three-pointed star’s newest concept is more than meets the eye.

Under the nautical blue-painted body shell that harks back to Mercedes roadsters from days long gone past, you won’t find an internal combustion engine ready to rumble at a moment’s notice. In keeping with M-B's push for the EQ Power and EQ Power+ brands, the 6 Cabriolet is an all-electric affair that also happens to be immensely powerful. Four electric motors drive each wheel, developing a mind-boggling 750 horsepower on full song.

The battery, which is integrated within the chassis floor, is large enough to offer more than 500 kilometers NEDC or 200 miles EPA of driving range. Of course, these numbers aren’t at all relevant bearing in mind concept car technology rarely makes it to production. Nevertheless, Mercedes is getting serious about its electrification efforts, with the automaker promising to offer a diverse lineup of all-electric vehicles in the coming years. A Maybach-branded luxobarge hasn't been confirmed for electrification, though.

If Mercedes can make a case for turning the 6 and 6 Cabriolet into production vehicles, such a scenario would fit the bill nicely. Be it standalone Maybach models or successors to the S-Class Coupe and S-Class Cabriolet, the design language of both concepts would definitely look good in production-ready form. And as Maybach looks to duke it out with the likes of Bentley, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if the 6s will receive the green light.

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