Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept teased again, finally given a name

A coupe that's longer than some pickup trucks? Sure, why not?

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Last week, Mercedes dropped its first teaser for its latest vehicle. All we knew from the picture was that it had a Maybach badge, only two doors and a length of nearly 20 feet. Now, we've got another teaser, but this one gives us a bit more to work with. There's also a name this time, too.

What you see here is officially called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. The "6" likely refers to its length in meters, which is longer than some pickup trucks. The "Vision" portion of the name denotes its existence as a concept car, following in the footsteps of the Vision Gran Turismo and the Vision Tokyo concepts before it. Something tells me, though, that significant customer demand could push it (or something very close thereto) into production.

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Either this is a teaser, or Mercedes-Benz needs to keep the lights off in its studio to save on utilities costs.


Now, as for the teaser itself, I'm able to see way more detail than before. The grille is positively gargantuan, nearly covering the whole width of this concept. As with many other 21st-century concept cars, the headlights are awfully thin and the side mirrors appear too small to be functional. They're likely just stalks for cameras that work via a display inside the car, yet another doodad automakers love including on concepts.

We'll see the whole shebang in its giant glory when it debuts this Thursday, August 18.

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