High tech in combination with traditional craftsmanship and genuine pleasure moves the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet into focus. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet with its sensual, emotionally appealing design and innovative technical concept solutions, defines the ultimate in luxury of the future.
The elegant cabriolet made its debut yesterday 20 August at the traditional Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance, the final event at the Monterey Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula in California.
The strong contrast between the dark blue paintwork in “nautical blue metallic” and the chrome highlights increases the fascinating relationship between the clearly defined areas with organically shaped wings and the chrome trim elements. This benefits the interpretation of the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille, which with its fine, vertical struts accentuates the front end. The grille was inspired by a pinstriped suit.
The extended, round “boat tail” format of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet’s rear recalls a luxury yacht, and narrow tail lights which emphasise the width of the vehicle are integrated in its outer edges. Crystal white high-quality nappa leather creates an exciting contrast to the dark paint finish. The custom-made fabric top with interwoven rose gold threads has been perfectly coordinated with the look of the vehicle.
The generous, flowing design idiom brings exterior and interior together in a holistic design. The formal flow of the areas from the rear into the interior gives rise to a typical yacht feeling. A light wing flows in a curve across the door trim and the centre tunnel into the seat landscape, creating a 360° open-air luxury lounge. Above the 360° luxury lounge, the display strip links doors, dashboard and the rear area. All display elements are integrated into the continuous glass trim part. By way of contrast, classic round dials are positioned prominently. As a classic borrowing from aviation, three air vents are positioned beneath the wing which appear to float like engines.
The traditional Mercedes-Benz seat upholstery boasts a futuristic interpretation: each individual button of the quilting depicts a delicate Mercedes star, backlit in blue. The open-pore wood floor with inlaid aluminium underscores the lounge sensation and the connection to yachting. Another highlight comes courtesy of the floating, transparent centre tunnel, which visualises the drive system’s electrical energy flow for the passengers by means of blue fibre optics.
The glamorous cabriolet reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extravagant way and combines intelligent beauty with classic, aesthetic proportions and a reduced, technoid appearance – a perfect embodiment of the design philosophy of Sensual Purity.
Sensual Purity: The Mercedes-Benz design philosophy is to create pure and sensual forms and surfaces that showcase high tech while radiating emotional appeal.
The philosophy of sensual purity expresses an essential aspect of the brand – the bipolarity of emotion and intelligence. The products of Mercedes-Benz make it easy to fall in love with them, and they are irresistible – in short: they are hot. That is expressed by one aspect of the brand core, symbolized by Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler, which harks back to the era of the early racing and classic cars.
The other aspect, represented by Carl Friedrich Benz, stands for the rationale, reduction and technic – the products are cool like something surprisingly, which was never seen before. The designers create with that philosophy not only automobiles but also a world of modern luxury. Sensual Purity is based on six guidelines and appropriately interpreted for each model. Thereby each vehicle is given its own unique character, but always remains recognizable as a Mercedes-Benz.
With its generous dimensions, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet continues the series of visionary design show cars from Mercedes-Benz. So far these include the Vision Ener-G‑Force, AMG Vision Gran Turismo, Vision Tokyo and Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupé.