A highlight at the Beijing Auto Show, which took place from 25 April to 4 May this year, was the brand new concept from Mercedes-Benz, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury. Baroque Ground finds out all the details
The new concept vehicle showcased at the Beijing Auto Show, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, is a combination of a luxury sedan and an SUV. Some of the concept vehicle’s key design elements include a distinctive chrome-plated grille that features large air inlets, as well as a horizontal intake with integral chrome blades. In addition, there are 24-inch turbine-lock wheels, truncated running boards and a split rear window.
The concept measures 5,260mm in length, 2,100mm wide and 1,764mm tall, making it 140mm longer than the Mercedes-Benz GLS. The interior is trimmed with rose gold, crystal white and pearl grey elements and there is a freestanding 12,3-inch display in the cockpit, similar to Mercedes’ latest production models.
One can also see similarities between the Ultimate Luxury concept and Mercedes’ current S-Class. But one unique standout feature is the ‘magic wood’ tea service, which surfaces at the push of a button.
The Ultimate Luxury Concept features four compact permanent-magnet synchronous motors as well as an 80 kWh battery, offering a fully variable all-wheel drive system. The range is apparently 500km with a top speed of 250km per hour. The battery has an estimated range of 322km on a single charge. Apparently the fast-charging system can recharge the battery up to 97km in just five minutes.
According to Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler, “The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is a totally new archetype of a kind never seen before. Our concept combines the DNA of an SUV with that of a saloon to produce an ultra-modern SUV of three-box design.”
“We have created a timeless vehicle that underscores the position of Mercedes-Maybach as the ultimate luxury brand,” he added.