From the gargantuan 24-inch turbine-styled wheels and split front trunk to the rose gold accents and the fancy pop-out door handles, this isn’t your typical Mercedes SUV. Then there’s the unconventional shape and the lavish four-seater interior with all the luxury touches you could ever imagine. Billed as being the very first Sports Utility Limousine (SUL), the China-centric concept features a full-length center console integrating a heated tray with a teapot and cups for the rear passengers. The tea set sits on a sculpted wooden tray made from ebony and becomes visible at the press of a button featuring Maybach’s double M logo, in rose gold, of course.
Unlike the forthcoming Mercedes-Maybach GLS with its conventional engines all the way up to a rumored V12, the concept is purely electric. Four compact motors give it a combined output of 738 horsepower (550 kilowatts) sent to all four wheels to enable an electronically capped top speed of 155 mph (250 kph).
Mercedes says the necessary juice is provided by a floor-mounted battery with a capacity of 80 kWh, giving it more than 200 miles (322 km) of range by the EPA or more than 311 miles (500 km) according to NEDC. In just five minutes, the battery can be charged to provide the luxobarge with a range of approximately 62 miles (100 km).
Wondering about its size? It is huge, stretching 5260 millimeters (207 inches) long, 2110 mm (83 inches) wide and 1764 mm (69 inches) high. It probably has a commanding presence on the road, but we’ll probably never see it, as the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is officially just a concept.