Mercedes-Benz revealed at Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance the Maybach 6 Cabriolet. Basically it is the drop-top version of the Mercedes-Maybach 6. It is the latest step of Mercedes-Benz to rekindle interest and to strengthen the position of Maybach. A move that comes as a result of strong sales.
This is not the first convertible Mercedes-Maybach. Last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the German brand revealed the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Cabriolet, which was manufactured in 300 pieces. Of course, with a length of 5.7 m, a width of 2.1 and a height of 1.34 m, the 6 Cabriolet is considerably more wide than the S-Class Cabriolet.
The car stands on 24-inch wheels and it has a boat tail design on the back. The 6 Cabriolet revives both oversized proportions and aesthetic standards of luxury cars in the ’40s and ’50s. The traditional forms are combined with a number of modern elements that include thin LED headlights and then OLED lights at the back that occupy the entire width of the car.
Its interior features white leather, a dashboard with flowing lines, touch controls and digital screens. The personalized roof has golden stitches.
The 6 Cabriolet is the embodiment of our design strategy, said Chief Designer of Mercedes, Gorden Wagener. The great proportions, combined with the luxurious interior help create the ultimate experience.
The 6 Cabriolet has a purely electric drive system that delivers 760 hp through four electric motors, a system similar to that used in the Mercedes-Benz SLS Electric Drive. The electric motors operate independently, one for each wheel, making the 6 Cabriolet a four-wheel drive car. It can do the 0-100 km/h in less than 4 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
Its energy is stored in a lithium-ion battery array mounted inside its floor. It has an autonomy of more than 500 km. The car has also a rapid charge mode that provides 100 km of autonomy with only five minutes of charging.