Yesterday in Beijing was groundbreaking for Mercedes-Benz. Their Maybach division formally pulled the wraps off of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury. In a press release this morning, we’ve learned it combines the “DNA of an SUV with that of a sedan”. Gordon Wagener is Daimler’s Chief of Design and he also said: “The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is a totally new archetype of a kind never seen before.”
The choice to unveil it in Beijing has major significance. Wealthy Chinese buyers will be happy to find “Magic Wood” used for the interior ebony trim. This wood is found in traditional Chinese furniture. While Rolls-Royce has aimed their Cullinan at the Western Hemisphere, the market for luxury crossovers is booming in China. To set it apart from everyone else, the chrome grille resembles a pinstriped suit.
The Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury offers a higher seating position than a sedan, along with a notchback design that is popular in China. Machined aluminum running boards and 24″ turbine wheels give it an imposing look from any angle. The interior was modeled after the S-Class, with attention centered on the rear passengers. Intended to be driven by a chauffeur, the reclining rear seats have calf supports and are diamond stitched in rose gold. It is powered by four AC electric motors, one for each wheel. The battery is 80 kWh and can be charged to a range of 60 miles in 5 minutes. If you are looking for something more conventional, our dealers have great offers on the Maybach S600, so click on the link below and stay with us for all your Mercedes-Maybach updates.