Final week Mercedes-Benz introduced they had been going to chop a number of entry-level fashions and focus the vast majority of their efforts on increasing choices on the excessive finish of the market. Notably, that features a new line much more unique than Maybach, named Mythos, the place vehicles are made with the very intention of being collector’s gadgets.
Giving us a peek at what this future might appear to be, Mercedes’ chief designer, Gorden Wagener, has been posting some teaser photographs on a private social media account. The primary is a Mercedes SL-based Maybach, which Wagener posted with the accompanying caption: “A glimpse of the Idea Mercedes-Maybach SL – revealing extra about future alternatives of our firm’s most unique model. For purchasers who need for a complicated luxurious driving and design expertise.”
The picture reveals a piece of the automobile’s prow. Notably, it boasts an upright three-pointed-star hood decoration like Benzes from the Nineteen Eighties and prior, in addition to a vibrant chrome grille encompass with “Maybach” solid into high edge. In contrast, the present SL has a flush emblem, and the grille is inset right into a body-colored nostril. On the Maybach a deep purple paint is contrasted with a black or darkish grey hood. Sadly, that hood is plastered with an ultra-tacky repeating sample of Maybach logos like a Louis Vuitton purse.
A second put up by Wagener reveals the silhouette of an open-top automobile from the Mythos sequence. “MYTHOS Collection: highly-exclusive collectible vehicles from Mercedes-Benz,” reads the caption.
It seems to be one other SL-based automobile, however carrying a tough tonneau cowl sculpted with nacelles like early race vehicles. The duvet appears to suggest that the rear seats of the SL is not going to be current on the Mythos model. That could be simply as properly, as Mercedes has beforehand mentioned they’re solely meant for passengers 5 toes or shorter. The Mythos SL does not have a visual hood decoration just like the Maybach.
No point out of mechanical upgrades had been supplied. If these find yourself as dressed up variations of an present Benz, that may show quite disappointing. Not that we’d like extra choices for vehicles costing the equal of complete mansions in lots of components of the nation, but when we will have them, they’d higher present one thing past beauty prospers.