Look at it from the front and it looks like an SUV. But move towards the back and you will see the rear end of a sedan! That's the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept for you. Weird as it gets, but isn't that what most concept cars are like? The following pictures will give you more details of this daring design unveiled at the Auto China show in Beijing.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, a first-of-its-kind product from Mercedes, is conceived as an electric car. And as we mentioned, it combines the design of an SUV with a sedan.
Look closely to notice that the outer appearance has no sharp edges. The front end features a distinctive chrome-plated radiator grille with fine vertical bars emulating the style of a pinstripe suit.
There are large air inlets in the front with a horizontal one featuring integral chrome blades. This adds to the appeal along with the low-profile headlights with three lamp units.
The sporty character of an SUV is further lend by a continuous trim strip extending from the split bonnet across the roof through to the rear end.
At the back, the overhang and the boot give the concept the look of a sedan. The three-part tail lamps get a distinctive design, a reminiscent of the design of the front headlights.
Another highlight here is the modelled under-ride guard with diffuser look. The Maybach pattern is also clearly evident here as seen on the front end.
The cabin is intended to portray top-notch luxury and features colours like rose gold, crystal white and pearl grey. The crystal white cabin seen here is draped in Nappa leather.
There's a subtle shade of brown featuring a light metallic finish on the instrument panel. This wide centre console extends through to the rear.
Here it is equipped with an integral, heated tray with teapot and cups. These allow occupants to sip a cup of tea while out on the road.
Again, speaking of luxury, the tea service can be enabled at the press of a button to have a handmade service of the finest Chinese tea.
The sculpted wooden tray is made of ebony, what they call it as 'Magic Wood'. This tray electrically retracts into the console under a sliding cover finished in high gloss black.
Though this car is still a concept, it's being previewed as an electric car. It offers fully variable all-wheel drive thanks to the four compact permanent-magnet synchronous motors.
This powertrain is capable of delivering 750bhp with an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph for the vehicle. A flat underfloor battery will enable it to run up to 500km on a single charge.