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After a series of teasers and a very revealing leak, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe concept has been officially unveiled in California.

Measuring 5700mm long, 2100mm wide, and 1328mm tall, the coupe is a large beast, but well shy of the originally touted six metre length.

Despite its generous dimensions, seating is for four in a 2+2 layout. Entry and exit from the concept is achieved via the eye-catching gull-wing doors.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, 2016

Inside the cabin, the driver and passengers are treated to a curved dash that flows into the door trims, and a design that’s said to invoke the feel of a “360-degree lounge”.

The seat surfaces have a Chesterfield look, while the wood trim on the doors and dash, as well as the yacht-like elm floors, don’t seem out of place with the digital displays built into the doors and the augmented reality display along the bottom of the windscreen.

Although the company hasn’t quoted a coefficient of drag figure, Gorden Wagener, design chief at Daimler, says, “With its intelligent appeal and reduced, technoid look, [the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6] perfectly embodies our design philosophy of sensual purity and our pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency”.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, 2016

The concept rides on 24-inch alloy wheels, which are a development of the rims seen on the Concept IAA at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The aerodynamic wheels feature a body colour translucent shield that allows the aluminium spokes behind it to be seen.

Under that long bonnet is a storage area that can fit two specially designed suitcase with space left over for “picnic accessories or personal items”. There’s also a small hatch behind the bisected rear windscreen designed to hold bottles of fine wine.

The concept car features an electric motor for each wheel, which when working together generate a total of 550kW of power. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 has a claimed 0-100km/h time of under four seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, 2016

There’s a shallow 80kWh battery pack located under the floor, which is said to give the concept 500km of driving range according to the NEDC testing scheme.

The concept supports DC quick charging, and when hooked up to the right equipment can gain 100km of driving range in five minutes. The concept also supports regular chargers, as well as wireless charging.

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