Mercedes and Maybach have unveiled a new electric car concept, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which unlike most futuristic cars will not have self-driving.
“This is a car you want to drive yourself,” Gorden Wagener, Daimler’s head of design, told Bloomberg. “This is something you pass to your children, like a Leica camera or a chronograph watch. Driving has been a pleasure since 130 years and will stay that way another 130 years.”
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The “6” actually represents how many meters long this car is, just shy of 20 feet. It has a massive 750-horsepower engine which has a range of about 200 miles on a single charge and can hit 60 mph in under four seconds, according to Bloomberg. It can also charge up to a range of about 60 miles in five minutes much more efficient than the average quick-charging cellphone so you’ll never have to worry about range anxiety.
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According to Bloomberg, while this concept car won’t be available for recent Maybach customers, it is supposed to reflect what a high-end Mercedes will look like in the next decade or so. Past Maybach models, which Mercedes relaunched as a brand in 2012, have cost between $100,000 and $1 million.
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Mercedes executives likened the concept to a prized family heirloom, suggesting that it is more than just a piece of technology that one would passively enjoy for a few years and then move on to the next model. Although Mercedes itself is working on some equally luxurious self-driving cars, it seems that the company sees the long-term future of cars at least in some part controlled by humans.
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