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Here it is then, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept has been officially revealed, and will be on public display at the ongoing Monterey Car Week. According to the carmaker, the concept is a “homage to the glorious age of the aero coupes and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future.”

When the concept was first teased, it carried the tagline “hot and cool – almost six metres of ultimate luxury.” The second part of the phrase it pretty self-explanatory, this retro-futuristic 2+2 seater coupe measures six metres in length.

However, we now know that “hot” refers to the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6’s “sensual, emotional design”, whereas “cool” points to the concept’s intelligent details. We’ll start with what’s “hot” about the car.

Parked alongside the bevy of classic cars that will be on display during Monterey Car Week, the Maybach concept won’t look a bit out of place. The classic show car proportions – the extremely long bonnet, low roof line and steeply-raked greenhouse all point towards classic pre-war vehicles, albeit reinterpreted with modern touches.

Up front, the radiator grille with its vertical slats as seen on the Maybach 57 and 62, is flanked by a pair of slim headlamps. The 24-inch wheels are a development of the aero rim from the Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile), with a transparent shield that provides a view of the aluminium spokes behind it.

Other highlights include the gullwing doors and the extended, round “boat tail” rear that the carmaker says “recalls a luxury yacht.” That exquisite rear-end is accentuated by a set of narrow tail lamps that follows the car’s contours. The rear also includes a diffuser with an aluminium frame and air outlets behind the wheel arches.

Following the “hot” bit, we move on the “cool” of the concept, beginning with the cabin. Described as a 360-degree lounge, the space features a transparent display (heads-up display) that shows driving-related data and geographical information, and can be controlled and adjusted via gestures/

Surrounding the driver and passenger is a digital line which extends to the sides, and allows occupants to set their own content ergonomically using touch control. The quilted, leather seats also feature sensors that can scan the passengers’ vital signs, colour of their clothing and ambient temperature, and adjusts the interior environment accordingly for maximum comfort.

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To contrast this technological experience, the concept’s cabin features combination of leather, wood and rose gold trims to create a luxurious interior. Additionally, the front luggage area contains a set of two suitcases created exclusively for the vehicle, following the same “hot” approach.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is designed as an electric car, with a powertrain that consists of four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. This all-wheel drive electric setup has an output of 750 hp (550 kW), and draws its power from an underfloor battery rated at 80 kWh. Mercedes claims a 0-100 km/h time under four seconds, with a governed top speed of 250 km/h.

In terms of range, the concept is claimed to do 500 km before requiring a recharge. Thankfully, the quick-charge function, which allows for a charging capacity of up to 350 kW, can provide up to 100 km of range after just five minutes of being plugged in. It can also be charged via an electromagnetic field, if you prefer to go wireless.