• Jul 19th 2012 at 7:59AM
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We're not exactly sure why an orange, stretched Mercedes-Benz wagon has been rippling across the automotive Internet, but hey, it's bizarre and looks like nothing more than a stylish hearse, so why not?

Besides, professional cars – that's what you call custom coachwork limos, hearses and ambulances – are among the coolest things rolling on four wheels, even if they're used for hauling ski gear, equipment cases and dogs rather than caskets.

The X-Orange is the product of Binz Limousine, a particularly flashy version of the company's XTend, a model we first saw in December 2010. The car is just what it looks like: An E-Class estate that's been given a 31.7-inch stretch to a whopping 224.4 inches, making it two inches longer than a Chevrolet Suburban, according to eMercedeBenz.com. Might we suggest pulling the styling taffy on an E63 AMG next time?

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      • 3 Years Ago
      224" is the overall length of a typical American luxury car of the '60s and '70s, cars my little 90lb 4'9" mother used to pilot all around creation. how times change.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Interesting memory of 1960s monsters. Of course, today many a 5-ft female pilots a 5000-lb Excursion/crossover/CUV thing around city streets, so maybe times have not changed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would love for my dead body to be paraded around town in this beast. Besides, I'll probably die doing something stupid and this rig would be a welcome distraction from all the chatter. And if I'm still alive when it's offered in the States, I'd buy it and fit it with a waterbed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The back seat is ruined now with those seat belts. Should have just left the 3-point stockers in there. Probably shouldn't be driving in a way the 5-point harnesses would be necessary anyway if you have an unsecured load of skis, boxes, or dogs. Just sayin. Or I guess they could have left the back seats out, make it a real shooting brake with two doors.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Compared to most stretch limos of this sort, they did an excellent job maintaining the character of the factory body lines, especially with those large rakish slabs of side glass in the rear. Generally with limousines, the spliced in section joins the lines of the car with a horizontal break in the slope of any character line or window outline. This looks to have taken a good bit more work in developing new panels and glass.
      Alphonso Carioti
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 3 Years Ago
      It reminds me of one of the old Tuna Boat station wagons we rode in as kids, only a more modern version.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Got an E-320 wagon. Nice car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another ugly pig from Germany. Germans have no class.
      • 3 Years Ago
      And the bartender says "why the long mercedes?"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are you sure this is not a hearse?
      David J. Bernstein
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder if people can actually read. Mercedes-Benz didn't make this car. A tuner called "BINZ" (yes, BINZ), messed it up. Yeah, it's ugly and pointless, but I wouldn't blame MB for this. Personally I like the E class and the wagon version. Practical, comfortable, safe and they don't drive bad either. It's a solid choice in this class. I'd still take an Audi A6 over an E class because I feel it's a bit better overall.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David J. Bernstein
          David J. Bernstein
          • 3 Years Ago
          Funny. Most of the Audi owners I know love their cars and praise the reliability. There are few issues but it's not like a Camry is perfect.
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