Last year Daimler surprised car enthusiasts at Pebble Beach with the dreamlike coupe Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which this year got a continuation in perhaps even more desirable concept Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is Daimler's vision of an 5,7 meter long open top luxurious convertible for the future with the classic boattail design clues from the golden age of vintage cars. Its body takes clues in art deco style of 1920's and 1930's with extremly long bonet finishing in remarkable radiator grille, formed from a row of sleak vertical struts. Notable is also a strong contrast between the body paintwork in "nautical blue metallic" and chrome highlights, accentuated by 24-inch light-alloy wheels with centre locks in rose gold.

Luxurious interior boasts a belt of light blue colour, which encircles two interconnected seats, door trim and dashboard in white napa leather finish and the floor in wooden design, which pays hommage to a popular boat-like style. Another highlight comes from the floating transparent central tunnel, which visualizes the drive system electrical energy flow.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is indeed desgned as an electric car, featuring four compact synchronous electric motors with the total output of 750 hp (550 kW), enough to reach 0-60 mph under four second and stop only by the electronically governed speed of 155 mph. Electrics is stored in flat underbody batteries with enough capacitiy for a range of 200 miles (500 km, NEDC) on full charge.

Aug. 22, 2017 Driving photo: Daimler

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