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Peeble Beach, California, the place where cars go to beauty pageant, Cars constructors come usually with the best they have. Mercedes Benz prepared this year something straight from the future. It is dubbed : The Mercedes Maybach Vision 6. It is 6 meters long, and it looks like a revival of the Mercedes Benz 540k and has some of the lines of the Exelero. Surprise to all, this car is fully electric.

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On the exterior, the new Mercedes Maybach has an intelligent design, aerodynamic extended lines. It was fitted with a long bonnet, has a low roof and an greenhouse positioned towards the rear. Certainly, Mercedes made this luxury class coupé, as a homage to the era of the classic coupés. A both retro and futuristic design. The use of Leds for the thin headlights, long tail backlights, the body, the interior is all futuristic, but, when you look at it, the first thing that strikes your eyes is the iconic Mercedes Maybach vertical grille, all in chrome, and features 25 individual vertical struts. And of course, you cannot talk about Mercedes’ past without gullwings doors, which were fitted to this Maybach. The car sits on red, light 24 inch wheels, with chrome touches.

Mercedes Benz Vision 6 Gullwings

Power wise, a 80kWh lithium-ion battery mounted within a shallow floor transfers power to four compact magnet synchronous electric, mounted two on the front for the front wheels, and two on the rear for the rear wheels, and they all produce a striking 750 bhp, which is 10 bhp more than the SLS Electric Drive. Acceleration is announced to be under 4 seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 250 kph. The range is astonishingly close to 500 Kms according the NEDC (New European Driving cycle) standards and 320 kph according the EPA.

In the inside, you can expect of course classy, luxurious, futuristic design. The seating is offered in 2+2. The front windscreen is a large display that shows the driving data, geographical information and more, and is all controlled by the driver’s gestures. The dashboard curves from the door trim into seat landscape. In the middle of the car, what would be hand-rests for the front passenger, is a central tunnel that shows the power flow between electrical motors.

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The Mercedes Maybach Vision 6 is still under development in the R&D center in Stuttgart, it would rival the Tesla, and more electric cars that are coming in the range of sport cars. There is no price tag yet, but, what is sure is, the Vision 6 is a huge step towards Mercedes Benz future.