Mercedes has revealed its new art deco-inspired Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept car at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
A drop-top version of the electric Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupé concept, it's the latest step in Mercedes-Benz’s efforts to further resurrect the image and standing of its Maybach luxury sub-brand following strong sales of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class in key global markets over the past 12 months.
Taking the stretched lines and intricate detailing of the original 6, which was revealed at last year’s Pebble Beach, the 6 Cabriolet has a retractable roof and a plush new two-seat interior, creating a blueprint for a production model to take on the Rolls-Royce Dawn.
This isn't the first convertible Mercedes-Maybach, though; at last year’s Los Angeles motor show, the brand unveiled the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Cabriolet, of which just 300 examples are to be produced.
At 5700mm in length, 2100mm in width and 1340mm in height, the 6 Cabriolet is a considerable 671mm longer, 201mm wider but 71mm lower than the S-Class Cabriolet.
Distinguished by its bold grille, long sweeping bonnet, extreme rearward seating position, towering 24in wheels, extended boat tail-style rear end and two-tone design scheme, the 6 Cabriolet resurrects both the stretched proportions and aesthetic principles common of luxury cars throughout the 1940s and 1950s.
These traditional cues are combined with a number of contemporary touches, including slim LED headlights and full-width OLED tail-lights.
Inside, the 6 Cabriolet has a luxurious interior lined with quilted white Nappa leather, a flowing, full-width dashboard featuring the latest in touch-sensitive controls and digital displays featuring traditional analogue needles. The custom-made retractable fabric roof incorporates interwoven threads of gold.