When Suv Goes Extra Luxury
ICONIC AUTOMMOTIVE | M.T
Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is the latest prototype from the German company unveiled at Beijing Auto Show 2018.
The Mercedes concept car showcases the ultimate in luxury in SUV form, but with touches of a sedan. Hidden behind lines of a “crossover” limousine, an electric propulsion system can deliver 750 CV in all-wheel drive. An 80 kWh battery powers the engine, guaranteeing 322 km on a single charge. Inspired by the S Class, this showcar combines the comfort and typical advantages of a flagship model with the characteristics of a full-size SUV, such as interior spaciousness, high seating, and sporty appearance.
Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is conceived as an electric vehicle with four compact permanent-magnet synchronous motors, and is equipped with fully variable all-wheel drive. “It is a totally new archetype of a kind never seen before,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG. “Our concept combines the typical features of an SUV with those of a sedan, producing an ultramodern vehicle with three-box design.
With sensuality and pure sophistication, we have created a timeless vehicle that underscores the position of Mercedes-Maybach as the ultimate luxury brand.”