Is the luxury firm finally building a two-door coupe?

Pebble Beach is known as a charitable event that holds a Concours d’Elegance that brings together some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful classic cars, but it’s also the place where many exotic modern cars have made their public debut in recent years. This year’s edition will be no different and it seems that we’ll be seeing at least one spectacular concept car in the metal. It comes from Mercedes-Benz and it’s a massive, 20-foot long two-door coupe.

The German brand unveiled the teaser above on its Facebook page with the following caption: "A new age of automotive luxury stretches before us — and it spans nearly 20 feet in length. True beauty deserves room to breathe."

Although this statement doesn’t provide much information, the sheer size of the vehicle and the badge visible on the C-pillar suggests we’re looking at a Maybach concept car. This seems somewhat strange given that we haven’t heard of Maybach planning to launch a new model anytime soon, but a concept car doesn’t necessarily preview a production model.

For instance, the last time Maybach built a coupe, it was just a one-off created for Fulda Tires, the German division of Goodyear. I’m talking about the Excelero, a 19-foot long, two-door based on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

On the other hand, now that Mercedes-Benz has an S-Class Coupe in its stable, a production two-door Maybach based on the massive Merc is more than feasible. With the underpinnings and engine already up for grabs (with certain modifications, of course), the luxury brand will only have to handle the coachbuilding and the new interior.

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Why it matters

Needless to say, it would be great to finally see a two-door Maybach on the streets, but it’s a bit too early to get excited. For now, the only thing we can be sure of is that Mercedes-Benz will bring a Maybach-badged concept car to Pebble Beach. And, based on the teaser, it will be spectacular to say the least.

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA

Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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