Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury

An all-electric SUV targeted at China's wealthiest consumers and beyond

by Jaclyn Trop As Mercedes-Benz continues to polish its rarefied Maybach brand, it’s testing the Chinese appetite for the marque’s first-ever all-electric SUV concept. Called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, the SUV debuted Tuesday at Auto China 2018 in Beijing as the sixth Maybach concept vehicle from Mercedes-Benz Design in as many years. The 750-horsepower, fully electric SUV concept boasts a range of more than …

Interview: Dieter Burmester on Making Automotive Sound Systems

Sitting in the back of a Mercedes Maybach Pullman we were engulfed by sound and inspired by genius

For many of us, the dynamics of sound is difficult to fully comprehend but easy to criticize. A meticulously crafted speaker is only as good as the amp it’s connected to, there isn’t a system in the world that can help a poorly shaped space seem like it has good acoustics and the listener’s experience is entirely dependent on their location relative to the speakers. …

LA Design Challenge 2011

Six concept cars channel Hollywood for design inspiration

As part of the eighth annual Design Los Angeles automobile designer’s conference, this year’s Design Challenge tasked six studios from Germany, Japan and the U.S. to design “Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car.” Each team—Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and Smart—presented their idea through sketches, renderings, models and even mock movie trailers. As a holistic design challenge—centered around but not exclusive to automotive concept—the competition judged …