Recently launched in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury. The design of the crossover, based on an exclusive high-end sedan and an SUV, follows the design philosophy of Sensual Purity. The show-car combines the comfort and typical strengths of both body styles. These include the raised seating position and the athletic looks. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is conceived as an electric vehicle with four compact permanent-magnet synchronous motors and fully variable all-wheel drive.
The concept vehicle not only embodies the Mercedes-Maybach design language, it also reflects traditional brand values while continuing the successful Mercedes-Maybach story. True to the principle of creating “the very best from the very best”, Mercedes-Maybach stands for the ultimate in luxury while uniting the perfection of Mercedes-Benz with the exclusivity of Maybach.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury merges influences from the western and far-eastern hemispheres to deliver an appealing, automotive-cultural dialogue. For instance, use is made of “Magic Wood”, ebony, which is traditional in Chinese furniture design. The same motif is underlined by the combination of SUV and notchback sedan, which are not only the most successful body styles internationally, but especially in the Chinese market.
As the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is intended primarily for chauffeur-driven use, its design is strongly focused on the rear passengers and their well-being. It is in the rear that the feeling of cosy spaciousness is most intense.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is conceived as an electric car. Thanks to its four compact permanent-magnet synchronous motors, it offers fully variable all-wheel drive. The output from the powertrain is 550 kW (750 hp). The flat underfloor battery has a usable capacity of around 80 kWh, producing an NEDC range of over 500 kilometres (according to EPA: over 200 miles). The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.