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Mercedes-Maybach concept makes an electric splash at Pebble Beach

Preceding the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Daimler takes the covers off the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, an electric luxury coupe that could herald a new chapter for the brand.

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Mercedes-Maybach unveiled its Vision concept car ahead of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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The concept is called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, the number designation standing for its length, at 6 meters long, or 18.5 feet.

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Maybach used to be a luxury brand under Daimler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company, but was folded into Mercedes-Benz as Mercedes-Maybach.

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The Mercedes-Benz tri-star sits above the Maybach name on the concept.

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Mercedes-Maybach says the grille is inspired by a pinstripe suit.

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LED headlights denote the car's modernity.

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The concept gets all-wheel-drive from two electric motors, one driving each axle.

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The gull-wing doors are a historical reference to Mercedes-Benz.

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The cabin nestles to the rear of the car.

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A boat tail back end hearkens to historical cars.

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The split rear window is also a historical cue, although the horizontal layout gives them a modern twist.

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This concept uses an electric drivetrain, making it a zero-emission vehicle.

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An 80 kilowatt-hour battery pack is integrated with the chassis.

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