Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible previewed ahead of Pebble Beach

Design boss Gorden Wagener promised a ‘surprise’ for the summer; it’s expected to preview a future Rolls-Royce Dawn rival

Mercedes has previewed its convertible Vision Maybach 6 concept, which is due to be revealed at this month’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The drop-top version of last year’s Maybach 6 concept, a 738bhp four-wheel-drive 2+2 electric car with gullwing doors, continues Mercedes’ vision for a product to rival the Rolls-Royce Wraith and its convertible sister, the Dawn.

Insiders have suggested production versions of the Maybach 6 models could be assembled by a new bespoke coachbuilding operation to provide customers of its higher-end models with greater freedom in customising their cars.

Mercedes design boss Gorden Wagener hinted at the convertible concept’s arrival last week, writing on an Instagram post that something ‘surprising’ is due this summer, while showing sketches of the Maybach 6 concept and also the IAA Concept from 2015.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance takes place from the 17 August. BMW will also reveal the Z4 Concept at the event, which previews its own future drop-top model that has been co-developed with the upcoming Toyota Supra.

Source: Autocar Online

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