Mercedes-Maybach Unveils Super Swanky 750-HP Electric Convertible

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet has just debuted as the fanciest droptop ever.

Making its debut at 2017 Monterey Car Week, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is a convertible version of the concept the German automaker debuted at the same event last year. Designed as an electric car, the ultra-luxurious convertible has 750 horsepower, says Mercedes-Maybach, with a range of more than 200 miles (500 kilometers) on the generous New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The performance is good for a zero-to-60-mph time of under four seconds, while its top speed is electronically restricted to 155 mph.

Like the coupe before it, the convertible concept is quite long, measuring 18.7 feet in length along with being 6.9 feet wide and 4.4 feet tall. But this time around, instead of a flashy red finish, the German automaker decided to go with a nautical blue metallic paint with chrome accents. On all four corners are newly designed 24-inch wheels with a rose gold center lock.

As a convertible, Mercedes-Maybach says the Vision 6 Cabriolet features a 360-degree open-air luxury lounge thanks to a light wing that flows in a curve across the door trim and the center tunnel into the seat landscape. The cabin has contrasting crystal white Nappa leather with interwoven rose gold threads, matching the finish on the center lock. Things get really fancy with an open-pore wood floor with inlaid aluminum, giving the interior a similar feel to a yacht.

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The concept also previews the automaker’s future technologies, with the Vision 6 Cabriolet designed to “anticipate the needs of its passengers and to provide the required information and solutions in real time,” says Mercedes-Maybach. The cabin boasts touch-only controls and an intelligent navigation linked to an appointment calendar, as well as a Concierge function that makes it possible to talk to the concierge like a human being, without having to use predefined voice commands. There’s also the latest generation of biometric sensors that record the state of mind and health status of the passengers.

There is word yet on whether the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupe or Cabriolet Concepts are heading to production.

“The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern luxury into the realms of the ultimate in luxury, and is the perfect embodiment of our design strategy. Breathtaking proportions combined with a luxurious “haute couture” interior help to create the ultimate experience,” explains Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Auric Auric on Aug 21, 2017

    Great- a camel with a lisp who can't stand up straight and can't pronounce Mayback.

  • Michael Lawson Michael Lawson on Aug 25, 2017

    How exactly do 500 kilometers= 200 miles? I realize being American I'm at a disadvantage, but quite sure 500km is closer to 350 miles