We recently spotted a stretched version of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but it sounds like this new ultra-luxurious version of the sedan might not be quite as much of a Maybach-replacing model that we initially expected. Automotive News says that the car has somewhat more modest targets, with the so-called "super S-Class" expected to list in the $200,000 to $250,000 range when it goes on sale in 2014. That's hardly chump change, but it's about $175,000 less than the now-dead Maybach 57.

After speaking with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, AN's article says that this new S-Class model will be targeted at the Bentley Flying Spur and Rolls-Royce Ghost rather than more expensive models like the Mulsanne and Phantom, which makes sense since the Maybach brand was killed off due to slow sales. Of course, there is still the possibility that the three-row S600 Pullman could reach a little higher to fill in the void of those $400,000 sedans. Aside from the stretched body, Zetsche also promises cabin tech and luxury not offered on the standard S-Class, which is hard to imagine since the new S-Class has gobs of both already. During our recent first drive of the standard S-Class, we said that its interior is "going to give Bentley and Rolls-Royce night sweats," so it sounds like Daimler will be aiming for breathing difficulties and heart palpitations with this new model.


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      Afi Keita James
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that is a baller car.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would like to see the finished product first. $250k for a stretched 6 seater is brilliant. I'm sure it might cost more.
      Time
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just watch the people that are now going to comment here complaining how Mercedes built a car thats not sporty and dynamic and blah blah. I just ask you type of people to stay away now...Go judge yourselves for a change. This will be a great car chauffer driven car wereby the real "driving pleasure" is experienced in the back seat.
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jeffrey, I hate to be the guy who ruins your day, but this is the 3rd article I've read by you in the past 24hrs. Do you have an editor? If so, use him/her. If not, go back to middle school and listen to your English teacher.
        vi_per
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        why do you always let these things bother you? let it go. you'll be happier
        Arch
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        I like article, why you no like it?
      Jai
      • 1 Year Ago
      Merc is not in the same league as Rolls Royce and Bentley until they continue to sell cars like the A, CLA, C, E, GLK, ML, etc etc classes except the S, SL, and maybe G. If they cut down to those 3 models only maybe they have a chance of going head to head with Bentley, forget Rolls Royce. This new super s-class will be just another Merc in a sea of cheaper Mercs while the Rolls Royce and Bentley would stand out. Hate all you want merc fan boys, I love the new S class for what it is and might even be moms next car but it is no Rolls Royce. Whoever can afford a Rolls Royce can afford a minimum of fifteen Mercedes' or more but the opposite isn't true. Sure, the GTR performs better than the 458 but does that mean Ferrari breaks a sweat? It's in a different league and the same is true here as well. Sorry to burst your bubble.
        sparrk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jai
        Rolls Royce is BMW for rich old people, Bentley is VW for rappers and footballers. Mercedes already has the AMG brand, who already sells cars worth more than $250k. Now they are starting a new luxury brand who will sell even more expensive cars. If they build them right, i don't see a problem for them.
      DeeDee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good pricing: Less dollars but more car, engeneering and interior luxury than the competing Bentley Flying Spur, and much less dollars than the pretentious "look at me" Rolls-Royce dressed BMW 7series called the "Ghost".
        imag
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DeeDee
        It also has the benefit of elevating the whole Mercedes brand. It was counterproductive for them to invent a super-luxury brand when the current brand was once seen as among the world's best. Re-asserting that Mercedes is top-class can only help their lesser vehicles.
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      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      I read they are going to usee either the Pullman or 600 designation.
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