• Oct 26, 2006


SEMA's right around the corner and the sneak peeks are flowing freer than beer at the Firehouse in January. The latest preview comes from Chrysler, which will be showing this stretched version of the 300C called the Pullman, a name that refers to various models of stretched Mercedes-Benz limos over the years. The wheelbase on this thing looks even longer than the 126-inch span on the 300 Long Wheelbase, though Mike Ellis tells us that the concept is actually another variant of the 300C that swaddles its occupants in luxury like the Imperial concept, which got mixed reviews for its chunky styling at the 2006 Detroit auto show. Like the Imperial, the Pullman also features rear suicide doors to aid entry into this big, rear-wheel drive sedan, as well as to give us photogs on the floor an unobstructed view of the interior. The roof is long enough to support two full sunroofs, and the wheels have also grown to size 22-inch TIS chrome rims wearing Diamondback tires. Chrysler did address the Pullman's power and performance by tapping the aftermarket for a Bassani dual cat-back exhaust, Hotchkiss Sportline suspension that lowers the vehicle on those giant rims, and a K&N cold air intake. We don't know yet what engine powers the Pullman, whether it's your garden variety 5.7-liter HEMI or the 6.1-liter HEMI from the 300C SRT-8, but we'll find out soon enough since SEMA starts on Monday.

UPDATE: better pic added

[Source: Chrysler]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      small pixelated pic? looks like an artist's rendering to me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      With a name like "Pullman" and the popularity of large domestic cars favored by African Americans, it's hard not to see this as a car targeting sales to the black community. Pullman operated sleeping cars in trains and hired freed slaves to work as porters. The first African American labor union was then formed within the company and was a huge boon to create the black middle class and subsequent civil rights movement.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      If DC put an ottoman in the right rear passenger seating area (ala Lexus LS 460) they'd have a segment busting executive car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've always understood the "suicide door" was named so because if someone were to step out and a car were to strike the door from behind, the passenger would be chopped up at calf and torso. A car door where the hinges are up front won't clam up on the passenger when hit from behind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Usually pullman cars have three rows & three doors.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It is an artist's rendering, but it's a digital picture of an artist's rendering that happens to be small and pixelated.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good loking car, there was a rumor that if Ford decided to kill its TOWNCAR 300C would replace it.


      Why do they call them suicide doors?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow! that looks sweet, even though I prefer the Maserati Quattroporte, for me the best on the market!
      warren m
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks pretty cool to me.

      Razz, the term reflects a perceived increased danger of the door falling open if it becomes unlatched while the car is moving.