Mercedes Benz To Unveil Maybach Concept in Monterey – UPDATED

Mercedes Benz to unveil the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept coupe at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

A few days ago, Mercedes Benz teased a new concept coupe called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept. Scheduled to appear at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, several sketches were leaked online.

The massive Mercedes-Maybach is 6-meters , or 18-feet long carries the familiar streamlined silhouette that is similar to other Mercedes concepts, including the 2004 Maybach Excelero, the IAA Concept and the Vision Grand Turismo.

What powers the beast is not known at this time but pictures show a long, elongated split hood that was once common with old, bespoke coachbuilds. The absence of a transmission tunnel in the interior could be indicative of an electric powertrain. The front of the vehicle has a gaping wide chrome grille with vertical slats, flanked by a pair of narrow LED headlights.

Entry to the cabin is through two gullwing doors and as to be expected, it is a technological marvel with driving inputs and engine vitals projected onto the windshield with a massive heads up display. It also appears as though the rest of the interior of the vehicle is filled with touch sensitive surfaces surrounding the two passengers. The surfaces, possible made out of touchscreen displays embed the seat control functions and the navigation system.

Rather than individual seats, the seating is integrated into the door panels and the rest of the interior of the vehicle. The absence of a transmission tunnel could also be indicative of an electric powertrain.

We will share additional information about the Mercedes-Maybach Concept 6 when we receive it.

Update:

Power for the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept comes from four permanent magnet synchronous electric motors with each driving a single wheel.  When the motors are combined with a battery pack integrated into the floor that put out 80kWh.  This makes for a total output equivalent to 750 hp.  This translates to acceleration from 0 to 62 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds accelerating all the way to an electronically limited 155 miles per hour.  The range is rumored to be just a bit over 300 miles.

The electric powertrain of the Mercedes-Maybach 6 has a quick charge function for the batteries.  The charging system has a capacity of 350 kWh with up to 62 miles of range can be charged after just five minutes.  The system can also be charged through traditional power outlets as well as well as wirelessly, through a set up using an electromagnetic field.

 

 

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