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Thread: Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept is a Tall Sedan

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    Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept is a Tall Sedan

    Source: AutoVerdict
    April 20, 2018
    by Nick Saporito


    Photos of the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept have leaked ahead of its schedule debut. The leak has invalidated reports that this ultra-lux concept is foreshadowing the next GLS Class. Instead, this concept is some kind of tall sedan thing.*

    Honestly from the photos it's difficult to categorize this vehicle into a specific segment. It looks like a sedan, but appears to have a hatchback-style rear and the suspension is clearly lifted beyond that of a traditional sedan. Basically this concept is blurring all kinds of lines.*

    What isn't blurred is its design theme. The Ultimate Luxury Concept is definitely giving us a preview of the Mercedes-Maybach's future design theme. In this case, it's taking the design language from Mercedes-Maybach's other Vision 6 concepts the brand has recently shown.*

    Of course, a posh interior is found inside the tall sedan thing. With comfy lounge seating for four adults, there's leather wrapped on nearly every surface. Like the exterior, Maybach traits are found throughout the cabin, such as quilted leather and Maybach branding accents.*

    Since these photos have been leaked unofficially, further details and specifications of the Ultimate Luxury Concept are still to be determined. Mercedes will formally reveal this vehicle next week at the Beijing auto show.*

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    that is gaudy as hell

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    Good Lord, that is hideous. I feel like Mercedes is trending more and more away from having a graceful design, but this is downright ugly.

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    Something tells me that China will love that monstrosity.

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    This is about as bad as that Lagonda SUV concept from a few years ago.

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    How did this break free the ugly room without anyone noticing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arutherford View Post
    This is about as bad as that Lagonda SUV concept from a few years ago.
    umm... do you mean like NINE years ago?
    MotorAuthority - March 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    umm... do you mean like NINE years ago?
    MotorAuthority - March 2009
    Doesn't feel that long ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    umm... do you mean like NINE years ago?
    MotorAuthority - March 2009
    3,5,or NINE years ago that thing along with the Mercedes thing are ugly.

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    I don't love it, either, but I understand the idea. A luxury car is really about having an imposing presence and coddling the occupants. Both are nicely achieved by having a bigger, higher, vehicle.

    But, this looks -- awkward. Mercedes should look back the the classic 1930s era for the proportions that worked for these kinds of vehicles.



    My take -- to make a high car look stately (and to add to its presence) you need a bunch of length. High and long looks pretty imposing. The concept has the high, but needs more length. Smaller wheels would help here, as would a longer hood.

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