Maybach 6

Mercedes Maybach 6 – The Future Vision of Electric Luxury Cars

Cars can be seen as a means to get from point A to point B. After having driven a Ferrari F430 with special exhaust and ceramic brakes recently, I realized that cars can be wonderful toys that make you feel alive. Of course, cars can also be a an object of beauty and luxury, and that’s what this post is about.

Just the other day, Mercedes Benz revealed their vision/concept car study Maybach 6 at Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, and it simply looks phenomenal. If this is the future of electric cars, I can’t wait for the death of the gasoline car.

I cannot think of a car with a longer hood, can you

I cannot think of a car with a longer hood, can you?

I am grateful for Tesla and their industry role as an innovator who pushes traditional car manufacturers to come up with new solutions; at the same time, their flagship Tesla S leaves a lot to be desired. Of course, it is an electric car that works right here and now, with fantastic acceleration and looks, but once you sit inside of it, disappointment sets in. Yes, the big touch screen is nice and everything looks pretty good, but the haptics are terrible, the seats are uncomfortable, and everything appears to be cheap.

In terms of luxury interiors, they have a long way to go and even if I find the Mercedes interior to be rather futuristic, you’ve gotta love the champagne compartment in the back. 738 electric horsepower should deliver a lot of torque, accelerating this humongous car from 0 – 60 in under 4 seconds, although to me this car is not about the specs but about aesthetics and beauty.

What do you think?

The mirrors are somewhat small

The mirrors are somewhat small

The Maybach 6 is 7 feet or over 2m wide

The Maybach 6 is 7 feet or over 2m wide

18.5 ft or 6m long - what a car

18.5 ft or 6m long – what a car

Wing Doors on the Maybach 6 as a tribute to the legendary 300 SL

Wing Doors on the Maybach 6 as a tribute to the legendary 300 SL

Vision Mercedes-Benz Maybach 6 Front Side View

Vision Mercedes-Benz Maybach 6 Front Side View

The Maybach 6 boasts 4 electric engines with 738hp but also a champagne cooler

The Maybach 6 boasts 4 electric engines with 738hp — but also a champagne cooler

What do you think of the rims of the Maybach 6

What do you think of the rims on the Maybach 6?

Modernist interiror with tufted seats

Modernist interiror with tufted seats

Finally, someone realized that the standard seat belt buckles do not do a car of this caliber justice

Finally, someone realized that standard seat belt buckles do not do a car of this caliber justice

The Maybach 6 right after its revelation

The Maybach 6 right after being revealed

The Maybach study upclose

The Maybach study up-close

For more information about this car click here.

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  1. Radu Gandea says:

    Imagine that thing with a massive V12 under that long hood. That would give the car more character. Unfortunately with the current state of the planet when it comes to pollution we probably won’t see any V12, or Naturally Aspirated V12 rather, as turbos will probably still be present.

    Electric motors are good for instant torque but they just don’t have any character, especially at high speeds they die out. Nothing compares to the power of a huge V12 giving you more and more power as you escalate through the rev range and smoothly but firmly propels you forwards. Electric motors just can’t deliver that.

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