Huge Maybach concept coupe previews 2017 production car

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Mercedes’ luxury sub-brand Maybach releases second teaser of 6m long mega-coupe concept ahead of full reveal on Friday

Maybach is making a comeback with a new concept car that reveals the future direction for the brand. It appears to be a (very) long-wheelbase coupe that’s destined to rival the Rolls-Royce Wraith and other super-luxurious sporting models when a production version lands in 2017. 

A second teaser image revealed today shows the front of the concept car in more detail. There’s a set of slim headlights and a gigantic chrome grille that dominates the front-end. It also shows more detail of the door mirrors, which are likely to use cameras rather than glass: a common theme in modern concept cars.

The Maybach will make its debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the second teaser follows on from the first darkened teaser released last week, which showed a long, sleek coupe shape with a flowing roofline and long bonnet. 

The concept car is clearly a two-door model, although the long body may mean it houses four seats, rather than being a two-seater sports car. It looks a little like a stretched-out Mercedes S-Class Coupe from the side profile. The statement supplied with the car gives little away: “hot & cool – Almost 6 metres of ultimate luxury” is the Maybach line. 

A length of nearly six metres suggests that it’s a modern interpretation of 2004’s Excelero, which was a V12 sports car in turn based on the idea of a modern 1930s luxury car. The concept is believed to be a longer, wider and more luxurious model to sit above the S-Class Coupe in the Mercedes family line-up and we expect to see a production version of the new car at some point in next year priced from around £240,000.

 

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