Mercedes-Maybach, VW, Rimac: 2017 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance Extensive Galleries

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 22

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

The Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, just like CES in Las Vegas in January, attracts more and more electric cars, as EVs combine well with technology and classic style.

Here we have three special cars – the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ and the Rimac Concept One, all shown in photo and video form from the high profile event.

Get ready to drool!

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ

Rimac Concept One

Rimac Concept One

Rimac Concept One

Rimac Concept One

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22 responses to "Mercedes-Maybach, VW, Rimac: 2017 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance Extensive Galleries"

  1. ModernMarvelFan says:

    Rimac is the coolest one there and the quickest one also!

    1. georgeS says:

      MMF,
      No s*** Sherlock.

      1. ffbj says:

        Yeah, it’s pretty special.

  2. John says:

    I’ve got family in Monterey…one of these years, I’m going to have to visit during Concours D’Elegance.

  3. L'amata says:

    The RIMAC from a Rookie car builder puts this Maybach ….Liberachi Car… to shame! in in so many ways ,LOOKS YUK FUGLY what a mess! What an Embarrassing looking car ! I wouldn’t be caught/seen in this Gaudy Goofy Maybach Contraption under any circumstances , One could Die of Embarrassment if seen in public, driving in one of these. This clearly shows where Mercedes is headed.. I’ve been driving Mercedes for 23yrs.now , this has got to be the worst ever.

    1. DJ says:

      Dude, we get it. You have no class or sense of style. No need to keep reminding everyone of that.

      1. L'amata says:

        Dude, “I have no class or sense of style” Because you took it all and left me none …l m a o , and now you have all the Class and the Cents of style !

      2. Paul Stoller says:

        Neither does Mecedes based on their concept. Fugly.

        1. L'amata says:

          That was for DJ who answered to my previous post …..keep track will you …lol….peace out ..

  4. BIll Howland says:

    As far as styling goes I like the 50 year old Microbus better. No wonder they currently go used for $100,000 or more if they’re in mint condition.

    People can pooh-pooh them, but they sure sold alot of the 58 hp, 2200 pound carrying capacity things.

    All the US automakers laughed themselves silly at the things:

    1). 58 HP – HAHA
    2). Crappy heater.
    3). Death traps.
    4). 6 volt electric system no less.

    But they sold like hotcakes… And that also explains why they are such commonly used to be electrified by garage home mechanics. The vehicle just makes a great EV, and there is plenty of space and weight capacity for batteries.

    The microbus in the photo may not quite compete with the Maybach as far as looks, but it beats the BUzz in carrying capacity AND looks.

    1. georgeS says:

      Right on Bill H.
      I had a 58 Bus and a 66 Bug

      1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

        lol, it wasn’t how fast you got there, it’s the process of getting there.

      2. Bill Howland says:

        Well I had a ’64 BUG with probably the worst engine of the old models (subsequent VW’s 1980’s engines were still worse), a 1200 cc model – but it was still tolerable for an economy car, and no where near as bad a 45,000 mile chevy VEGA with a warped aluminum engine block with no liners.

        One thing that seems to have fallen by the wayside over the years has been the famed “German Engineering”.

        Maybe since the engines were designed by Ferdinand Porsche himself, that gave VW a great headstart.

        But things like that 30 amp (7 volt, 210 watt) generator that I never heard of anyone ever having to dress the commutator, or even adjust the brush tension let alone replace them. The drive belt which also drove the multi-function prop fan on the other end of the generator was adjusted with shims on the sole driven pully, but that dinky belt (smaller than 3L, or “O” section) I had never heard of even having to be tightened let alone replaced.

        Contrast that with walking into any Pep Boys and being greated with a full WALL of alternators behind the counter – thats how often they fail these days for something supposedly “more reliable”.

        I bring it up since on a blog someone said they bought a SIEMENS (large German Conglomerate) Versa-Charger – and while good for a VOlT at 15-16 amperes, when you run it at its rated 30 amps, the contactor (pretty much the only working part in wallboxes anyway) melted. What Happened?

        1. Bill Howland says:

          (I had a similar trouble with my Schneider Electric (Square – D) wallbox overheating at 30 amperes. The design engineer said at the time (2011) that “It works with a Volt or Leaf, that’s all we care about!”)

          It was built to the Telemechanique (France GROUPE SCHNEIDER) standard at the time, which I was already a bit jaded with since their ALTIVAR 45 PWM AC Drive had the serial port for the laptop at line voltage potential!

          I learned to run the configuration laptops on batteries to avoid blowing them out when plugging into the RS-232.

    2. Paul Stoller says:

      I think the VW microbus both original and new are more attractive than the monstrosity that is that Mercedes. Could they perhaps make it 30′ long and be a single seater?

  5. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

    Other than the VW, these give the impression that your “compensating for a small D – – k”.

    1. L'amata says:

      Sounds like it might be the other way around,, …he he he he

  6. Dav8or says:

    Man, there really are few car lovers on this blog! The VW bus was a hideous vehicle back in the day and it’s new electric homage is nearly as bad. The Mercedes concept could be excellent if they just stepped back and made it less cartoonish. The huge wheels, the huge hood, the tiny headlights and huge grill, are over the top. Scale those appropriately and they have a winner.

    The Rimac looks good, but it’s kind of nondescript and ordinary looking for a “supercar”. When you’re trying to steal Ferrari and Lamborghini sales, you can’t be ho-hum. Other companies have tried for years and failed.

  7. Someone out there says:

    One thing I like about the ID Buzz is that they have modernized it without completely losing the classic look. There is still a lineage there, compared for example to a modern day Ford Fiesta that looks nothing like the classic Fiesta. The modern Fiesta could easily be mistaken for a Mazda or something.

  8. Someone out there says:

    I really like the Mercedes-Maybach too but they seem to have messed up the “frunk”. I hope that crap can be removed.

  9. trololo says:

    Koncepts … and Rimac.

  10. Mike says:

    The Benz is just a design exercise. Imagine trying to do U-turn or parallel park that thing and the long wheelbase would make it about a lively as a driving a tugboat. It is kinda cool looking as long though. A superhero villain would drive one.

    The Rimac is pretty much the ultimate supercar. Who cares about a Ferrari when you could have that monster.

    In terms of cool I have to go with the Buzz. My wife had a bug back in the day and we had a new beetle. It was fun to drive, funky, and really practical. The Buzz is a minivan I would be excited to drive.

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