A car like never before. This is how Mercedes presented the latest Maybach concept before its official reveal. And now, the images and information confirm they were right. The Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is a crossover at the border that splits sedans from SUVs, combining elegance and strength of the two body styles.
Athletic silhouette, raised seating position and luxury as never before. This is how the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury can be described in short. It is an electric vehicle with four compact permanent-magnet synchronous motors and fully variable all-wheel drive. It embodies the Mercedes-Maybach design language, reflecting the brand values and following the principle “the very best from the very best”, standing for exclusivity.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury measures 5,260 mm in length, 2,110 mm in width and 1,764 mm in height, sporting extravagant and majestic lines. The front end features a chrome-plated radiator grille with vertical slats, that made its debut with the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, the exclusive coupé concept car. The grille is flanked by low-profile front headlamps with three lamp units and lrge air inlets, crossed by the brand’s typical honeycomb pattern.
A high-ride unconventional saloon, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury offers an SUV-typical seating positon for a sublime driving experience and creates a tremendous presence of the car running on 24-inch turbine-look wheels.
The rear end comes with three-unit lamps similar to the design of the headlamps and with a visually vertically split rear window. The underride guard shows a diffuser look similar to the Maybach pattern from the front.
The concept presented at the Beijing Motor Show displays influences from the West and Far East, to interlink cultures. Spacious and comfortable, with extensive use of precious materials, the concept car provides an exclusive lounge-like interior space. Rose gold, crystal white and pearl grey make up a magical flowing interior that confirm the car Is intended primarily for chauffeur-driven use, as all the attention drops on the rear passengers.
The driver gets a minimally designed dashboard with air vents reflecting the design of the radiator grille, surrounding the free-standing Widescreen Cockpit with double 12.3‑inch displays. The front seats enhance the visual lightness with their rose gold frame and white nappa leather with diamond-shaped patterns. The backrest is adjusted separately while the footwell and seat reference point remain unchanged. Extra-soft knee cushions afford protection and comfort. The reclining seats feature a calf support with independent adjustment of length and angle.
The center console extends to the rear of the lounge-like interior and it supports a heated tray made of the “Magic Wood”, ebony, with a teapot and cups. The service made of finest china retracts into the console, at the press of a button.
The 3D look of the interior continues with the Mercedes-Benz user experience which responds with anticipation. The system plays music to match the current mood, knows the appointment calendar and plans the routes accordingly. The ENERGIZING comfort control carried over from the S-Class highlights the atmosphere onboard the Maybach concept. The system can be controlled via touchscreen, touchpad on the center console and Touch Control buttons on the steering wheel. The control concept of the free-standing Widescreen Cockpit comprises three levels with rising information density: home screen, base screen and a submenu. The voice control adjusts to the user’s voice and it does not employ stereotypical responses, using interactive variation instead.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is set in motion by a 750-horsepower powertrain with fully variable all-wheel drive. The battery located under the floor has a usable capacity of around 80 kWh and provides a range of over 500 kilometers. The concept hits a top speed of 250 km/h. Thanks to its fast-charging function, the car only takes five minutes for a charge that provides a range of approximately 100 kilometers. The battery can be charged by cable at public charging stations, conventional domestic socket outlets or, even more conveniently, by induction. The charging current is contactlessly transmitted by an electromagnetic field below the car.