Pebble Beach 2016: Cadillac and Mercedes unveil concept cars – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016

Monterey Car Week has traditionally been about old cars — vintage cars in rallies, antique cars at auction, historic cars on the race track, culminating with the classic car beauty pageant at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance.

But increasingly the event has become a platform for new cars, as major auto manufacturers try to grab the attention of the world’s most obsessive auto enthusiasts by unveiling new vehicles and designs.

Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz did that Thursday night, with a pair of bold concept cars that point the way for their manufacturers’ futures.

Inside a bunker-like building on the third fairway at historic Pebble Beach golf course, Mercedes’ U.S. president Dietmar Exler introduced the Vision Mercedes Maybach 6.

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