• Feb 13th 2009 at 7:58AM
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The rich keep getting richer, and their cars keep getting bigger. Although you might see some old Mercedes-Benz E's pulling cab duty in extended form overseas, by and large (so to speak) it's the S-Class that usually gets the stretched treatment in Mercedes' sedan lineup. But these spy shots suggest that the Benz boys are going in another direction, as they show a stretched version of the new E-Class undergoing development.
Hot on the heels of the reveal of the E-Class sedan, reports suggest that these spy shots are of an official factory E-Class Pullman limousine – not an independent aftermarket conversion. If that's the case, the five-meter stretched E is likely to be decked out with all of the latest high-tech gadgetry inside, while the beefy-looking windows and body roll suggest this could be an armored Guard version. Whatever it is, you can bet it'll be a whole lot cheaper than a Maybach Zeppelin.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Kevin W
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have a stretched 2000 E430 for sale in Tampa. This is a factory-authorized BINZ conversion. See it at www.Sterlinglimotampa.com $40K
      • 6 Years Ago
      There's a large price gap between the standard E and the standard S, so I hope this fills that gap (around $70000; the CLS fills it too, but I'm talking about regular sedans, not "4-door coupes").
      • 6 Years Ago
      e-class stretch...so 2004. Driver had a stretch e-class last time I was in Paris....didn't ask for it, they service just supplied it. Kind of inconvenient but cool to get picked up at the train station in it (we took the chunnel train from London to Paris). So E-class stretches have been around for dog's ages.
      • 6 Years Ago
      People who buy the S-class Pullmans must be cutting back on account of the economy.
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