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Mercedes-Benz unveil luxury electric car

Mercedes-Benz have unveiled the Maybach 6 Cabriolet - a luxurious electric car inspired by the world's best super yachts.

The stunning vehicle has a wonderful "sporty, stretched design" with a roof threaded with gold as well as a set of plates and cutlery hidden under the bonnet.

Writing about the car on their website, they shared: "At this year's gathering of the most magnificent classic cars at Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is once again set to present a highlight: the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is a car which, with its sensual, emotionally appealing design and innovative technical concept solutions, defines the ultimate in luxury of the future. At the same time the two-seater model pays homage to the glorious 'automotive haute couture' of hand-finished, exclusive cabriolets ...

"The curved basic body of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet boasts a sporty, stretched design which is characterised by powerful structural elements in conjunction with the sharp feature line. This side feature line defines the upper vehicle body, from the radiator grille across the entire length of the vehicle through to the rear. With the luxurious interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates a new synthesis of intelligence and emotion. Also, the designers have combined the unique tradition of the brand with a hitherto unknown high-tech experience. The user experience also combines ultimate luxury with intelligence."

The car runs solely off electric and can travel an extra 100km with just a five minute charge.

They added: "Thanks to its four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, it features all-wheel drive. The flat battery sits in the underbody. The drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 PS).

"This not only allows performance characteristics typical of a sports car (acceleration from 0-100 km/h in under four seconds, top speed electronically governed at 250 km/h) but also a range of over 500 kilometres according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA).

"The quick-charge function is also visionary: as a result of DC charging based on the CCS standard, the system allows a charging capacity of up to 350 kW. In just five minutes enough power can be charged to achieve an additional range of around 100 kilometres."

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