May­bach’s new Vi­sion

The Witness - Wheels - - ELECTRIC -

MERCEDES-BENZ pre­sented the 2017 Vi­sion Mercedes-May­bach 6 Cabri­o­let at the re­cent Peb­ble Beach in Cal­i­for­nia.

Largely the same car as the 2016 Vi­sion, this year’s ver­sion has a soft top, to open the am­bi­ent-lit cock­pit to the stars.

The com­pany said in a state­ment this cabro­let de­fines the ul­ti­mate in lux­ury of the fu­ture.

The el­e­gant cabri­o­let made its de­but at the Monterey Car Week, which took take place on the Monterey Penin­sula in Cal­i­for­nia be­tween Au­gust 15 and 20. The Mercedes-May­bach 6 Cabri­o­let is de­signed as an elec­tric car.

The drive sys­tem has an out­put of 550 kW.

The shal­low un­der­floor bat­tery al­lows a range of over 500 kilo­me­tres, ac­cord­ing to the NEDC.

The sleek pro­por­tions com­bine with what Mercedes-Benz termed “a lux­u­ri­ous haute couture in­te­rior”.

Gor­den Wa­gener, chief de­sign of­fi­cer of Daim­ler AG, said the Vi­sion mea­sured al­most six me­tres in length, adding its clas­sic pro­por­tions in­cor­po­rate art deco de­sign with its ex­tremely long bon­net and flow­ing lines, and at the same time com­pletely rein­ter­pret th­ese aes­thetic prin­ci­ples.

The curved ba­sic body boasts a sporty, stretched de­sign which is char­ac­terised by pow­er­ful struc­tural el­e­ments in con­junc­tion with the sharp fea­ture line.

This side fea­ture line de­fines the up­per ve­hi­cle body, from the ra­di­a­tor grille across the en­tire length of the ve­hi­cle through to the rear.

The con­cept car is said to have a 0-100 km/h ac­cel­er­a­tion in un­der five sec­onds.

The price is, how­ever, only for own­ers of sev­eral oil wells, in the re­gion of R40 mil­lion. — Wheels Reporter.

PHOTOS: MERCEDES-BENZ

The all-elec­tric Vi­sion May­bach 6 cabri­o­let aims to de­fine the ul­ti­mate in lux­ury of the fu­ture.

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