A car envisioned for 2030: the Mercedes-Maybach ECHO Concept

Article by Christian A., on July 11, 2017

Sometime last year at the Chateau de Chantilly located 50 km northeast of Paris, rare automobiles from different parts of the world gathered to flaunt their premium looks. The longest coupe in the world, the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 caught the eyes of many present at the Concours d'Elegance. It was a sight to behold. The exquisite coupe was presented for us to see into the future of luxury cars. The brand certainly outdid itself as it created a truly breathtaking study – the Mercedes-Maybach ECHO concept, a supercar that can take on the road as early as the year 2030.

Since the aforementioned Vision 6 Luxury Coupe design concept was made to showcase the future of premium hypercars, then a self-driving Maybach concept is just as timely as the coupe. The concept drawing came from the creative hands of design expert Hawan Park, who managed to create a car that features both futuristic as well as class, while also deducing how the visionary vehicle's wooden structure aids to disperse sound. Wood is the top material of choice for the interior akin to concert halls that possess unique mechanical and acoustic features.

This characteristic is the reason why wood is frequently utilized to build musical instruments. The 1.38meter-high car is shown with an interior covered in fine wood and other high-end materials. Furthermore, the ECHO concept will also flaunt a lot of novelties that include an awesome hologram projector that is located in the front of the cockpit, the gull-wing doors, and a flexible seat suspension. Aesthetically, the hypercar can certainly fit in a sci-fi movie with its elongated hood and millimetre clearance from the ground, and the fact that one is sitting so far away from the front adds a bad-ass touch.

Before this high-end premium Mercedes-Maybach ECHO Concept could morph into a production model, we are anticipating that the road-ready lithium Vision 6 will come to life and sweep us away. The Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 is powered by a lithium-ion battery located under the car's floor and 4 compact motors controlling each wheel. These can propel the car from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 4 seconds.

The grandiose concept is expected to reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Mercedes-Maybach claimed that the vehicle can pick up a charge of around 62 miles needing only 5 minutes, if you got the right kind of charging device. For sure, this is a revolutionary tech that could make a huge impact in the day to day practicality of electric cars. The coupe can either be charged by plugging in or wirelessly with an inductive charging system. And if this coupe will be successfully rolled out in the future, we can only expect that its cost will be exorbitant.

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