To the concern of nobody in particular, Mercedes-Benz will not be re-upping its Maybach line of ultra-luxury limousines. No, instead the German automaker will be stretching its already roomy S-Class, to make this upcoming 600 Pullman version of the decked-out beast.

The car in our new gallery of spy shots is sporting beefy B-pillars and a massive set of rear doors that should allow perfectly graceful ingress and egress from what is likely to be a palatial rear space. (In one photo we can even see a long-wheelbase S-Class in line with the new Pullman, handily exhibiting the size of the new variant.) The exterior modifications are otherwise obscured, though we can guess at revised front and rear fascia and lighting elements, based on both end being heavily taped for these test runs.

It's a good bet that the Pullman will make use of M-B's twin-turbocharged V12 engine, though sources indicate that a hybrid version might eventually be in the offing, as well.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      It makes a lot more sense to give the topflight car from Daimler Benz a Mercedes Benz badge. The 600 sedan and Pullman of the '60s gave the entire rest of their lineup cachet. This looks like it might be the equivalent of the 600 sedan, and the Pullman will be a full stretch.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think this is a great idea.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see this car. The more spyshots I see, as the camo is peeled away I am beginning to think this new S-class is going to look really good. I'm thrilled that they're bringing back the Pullman. Love those wheels too.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just the thing for your third world dictators. Surprised MB didn't do this ages ago. And as a guy from Chicago, I love that they're using the Pullman name.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they upgrade the Pullman with suitable Grosser coach work. The Maybach was not imposing enough. A Pullman should look like the favored ride of El Caudillo!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, those MB guys need some help with their body panel skills! :) I completely agree this won't be a Rolls, Bentley competitor. But MB has needed a work-a-day limo product for some time. Pop a diesel 6 in here and it's a car service vehicle. Load it up with goodies and the blown v12 and it's the top end S class. Up armor it and it's a vehicle for heads of state. There is a heck of bunch more vehicle sales volume for something like this compared with RR or Bentley. Gotta love a big, black Benz.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm guessing this will be priced around a Bentley Flying Spur and a RR Ghost. If this thing hits mid 200s, expect Maybach-like results and tons of rebates/incentives. That's a recipe for losing money. Before Maybach died, they gave 6 figure rebates. Just call this a S class extended wheelbase. Do not put the Pullman name on it.
      Stretch Limousine
      • 9 Months Ago

      I bet this stretch limousine if rented would be well over $350 per hour. It's beautiful, but who will pay that money?

      • 2 Years Ago
      Pullmans of yore were in a completely different league with regular 500's. This will probably be better than Rolls and Bentley. Mercedes can build a Limo.
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of the reasons the Maybach didn't sell was because it looked like an S-class with more bells and whistles. So their solution is... an S-class with more bells and whistles. Did I miss something here, or has M-B lost das marbles?
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Chinese know this: a stretched A6 can't compare with an A8. Nor will a cheap solution like a stretched S-Class be able to challenge a Phantom/ Mulsanne.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It won't compete with Rolls but it makes more sense than Maybach.
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