According to a June 26 post on Automotive News Europe, Mercedes-Benz is coming out with a new S-Class that will raise the bar for all ultra-luxury automobile manufacturers.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman (2011 model pictured above) will cost roughly $1 million, twice as much as the $474,900 extended wheelbase Rolls-Royce Phantom. The new 21 foot long S-Class Pullman will also be 16 inches longer than the Phantom EWB, making it the biggest series-produced passenger car.
Pullmans of the past have been owned by prominent figures, such as designer Coco Chanel and former Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos. With this new Pullman, Mercedes is “trying to evoke the very famous old 600 Pullman that was used by people from dictators to John Lennon,” said Tim Urquhart, a London-based analyst with IHS, in the article. “They want to show that Mercedes still stands for an absolute elite, luxury and opulence. There’s symbolic value to this kind of car.”
For $1 million, the new Pullman offers three rows of seating. The last four rear seats, which are separated from the front seats by a partition window, face each other. It will also come with armor plating, making it a perfect car for officials who need to securely travel in luxury and peace.
Be sure to stay with us for more information about the new ultra-luxury Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman as it is released.
A video on the previous S600 Pullman Guard