Maybach Berline Carriage Concept 2011

Los Angeles Design Challenge

Adapting one of the most successful story , the “Cinderella and the Maybach Berline” brings attention to a movie star Cindy, a simple and downtrodden young lady who spends her days working at her father’s workshop while her stepmother and her spoiled princess of a daughter spend theirs living it up at the Billionaires Club.

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The vehicle serves as one of the main characters of the story, which tells about Cinderella, her father – a Berline Carriage Engineer – and the evil stepmother and stepsister.

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Design team: Christopher Ottersbach, Philipp Haban (Designers), Jan Kaul (Design Manager)

On the night of her birthday, though, Cindy’s father bought her a beautiful dress and gave her the chance to hit the town while behind the Maybach Berline Carriage prototype. There she she meets a handsome stranger.

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The concept is based on the dimensions of the Mercedes-Benz GL Class, and is intended as a E-Cell or F-Cell vehicle equipped with an autonomous driving system called Maybach Virtual Chauffeur Center which remotely operates it via a satellite link.

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The ’no driver’ set-up of the car allows for more interior space on the vehicle, leaving plenty of room for passengers to enjoy the comforts of luxury in a moving, private setting. Among the features decked out in the futuristic Maybach, include a vis-à-vis seating layout with a “Royal Lounge” on one side and two single seats on the other.

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A large glass screen with 3D laser projection is suspended from the ceiling and can display the Virtual Chauffeur or a variety of media and entertainment. Passengers can easily enter the cabin using the large divided gullwing doors with oversized privacy glass and the retractable stairs inspired by business jets.

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The exterior reinterprets the carriage layout by applying a modern, sleek surface treatment, while at the same time maintaining some distinctive elements such as the boxy overall shape, detached wheels, and separate headlamps and tail lights.

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The interior, which is the hearth of the project, is characterized by curved yet essential surfaces, and combine metal and wooden elements with leather surfaces and parts made of aluminum and copper. The minimalist atmosphere is underlined by the presence of a bonsai in the multipurpose slot between the seats.

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Suffice to say, this quintessential ’futuristic rom-com’ will show us the story of the the 21st century Cinderella – or Cindy – complete with a romantic twist and a young, dashing prince.

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Movie: “Cinderella”

Background story

Berline Carriage Engineer, her Stepmother, a retired Actress, and her Stepmother’s spoiled daughter who spent her days partying at the Billionares Club while Cindy spent all day working at her father’s workshop.
On the night of her birthday, Cindy’s father surprises her with a beautiful dress and allows her to take a new Maybach prototype out on the town – a reinterpretation of the historic Berline Carriage.
Based on the dimensions of a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, the Maybach Berline Carriage features autonomous driving that allows Cindy to have an amazing night out, where she meets a handsome stranger.
Moviegoers will awe in the romance and new technology as Cindy goes on the journey of a lifetime.

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