The leaked images, shown on Carscoops, reveal the car's exterior and interior in full, showing its curvacious body and gullwing doors, as well as a hi-tech cabin that features a full-width head-up display system.
No technical specifications have been revealed, however Mercedes-Maybach has confirmed that the concept car's body is almost six metres long, making it close to 1.5 metres longer than an AMG GT and 80cm longer than an S-Class. It features a large front grille that suggests a large petrol powertrain could be under the bonnet.
The Pebble Beach model is a pure design concept so won’t directly spawn a production car, but its two-door coupé body suggests that the Mercedes-Maybach division will one day start to produce more sporting vehicles.
Currently, the Mercedes-Maybach line-up consists of a single S-Class-based model, the S 600.
Mercedes has been tight-lipped about its plans for Maybach’s future, but sales boss Ola Källenius suggested to Autocar earlier this year that the brand would follow its parent company in the pursuit of a zero-emission future.
He said: “Mercedes is focused on investing tremendous resources into the path towards zero emissions. It’s something that will affect the whole portfolio.”
This suggests that Maybach's concept could point towards future models that mix classic sports car styling with electrified Mercedes drivetrains. Autocar sources think there's a strong chance the concept features a hybrid drivetrain to signify this.
Conversely, inside sources have told Autocar that Mercedes is interested in creating a bespoke car business like its rivals Rolls-Royce and Bentley. This concept could, therefore, be used to demonstrate the ability of Maybach’s designers when tasked with producing a one-off model. This was the case with Maybach's last coupé concept, the 2005 Exelero.