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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.

 

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When you look at Mercedes-Benz’s S class, you wonder, if there is a possibility to make it better? The car is so smart it is quite impossible to crash it, it is so luxurious you feel like you are sitting on a feather, so, can Mercedes make a better car? The answer is yes, they can, and it is the Mercedes-Maybach S600.

Two years ago, Mercedes-Benz announced that it wasn’t going to produce any Maybach, and honestly it was sad, but now, it has been decided that the high brand of Mercedes should be revived in the form of a long-wheelbase S600. So you can guess what is powering it, a 6.0L V12 engine, twin-turbocharged, that produces 530 bhp and 850 Nm of torque. Coupled to that enormous engine, a 7-speed AMG automatic transmission. Thanks to the use of various sound isolating materials, Mercedes claims that the Maybach S600 is the quietest car it ever made.

S-Klasse, S 600 Maybach (X 222) 2014

Power and sound isolation are not the most remarkable features of the car, because, wait until you get inside, and there, as they say, where the magic happens. In addition to all the standard S class luxurious features, the Maybach S600 offers a royal luxury. It is in fact fitted with 4 independent seats, the passenger front seat can be folded up so Sir can enjoy himself. The rear seat has individually adjustable backrests and head-cushions. Sir can enjoy himself more with Maybach branded champagne set, hidden between the set, and he can manage his company through a center console, linked to the internet via Mercedes Hotspot. The car has sound amplification system, so that Sir won’t make a lot of effort raising his voice. High quality leather is present almost everywhere, even in the door handles. And thanks to a longer wheelbase, both front and rear passengers can have more legroom space.

On the outside, the car still looks like an S class, although it has a larger front grille, it is 200 mm longer than the standard, has the same wheels on the Maybach 57. On the front, same as the wheels and the steering wheel, you will find Mercedes’s star, The Maybach logo is placed next to the rear passenger window, and you have to get to car’s behind to find more indications.

The S600 Maybach is to compete against Rolls Royce, Bentley and other luxury brands, there is no price tag on it, yet. Production is said to debut in February next year.