Rumors of an extra-(extra)-long version of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class have persisted for some time now, with the idea that the super-long Pullman would sit above a not-quite-so-long version of the car that could wear the Maybach badge. These patent photos appear to reveal that longest of S-Classes.
While information accompanying the leaked images remains scant, earlier rumors from Germany hinted that the S-Class Pullman would be built not by Mercedes-Benz itself, but contracted out to the tuning firm Brabus.
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Prototypes spotted in testing outside Brabus’ headquarters earlier in the year show an immense stretch limousine, measuring as much as 21 feet overall—nearly a foot and a half longer than the Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase. Three-row seating inside is expected to make the most of the Pullman’s long wheelbase.
Along with its very large size, the Pullman is also expect ed to sport a very large price tag, potentially claiming the title of the most expensive sedan in the world. Prices as high as $1 million, when ordered with armor plating, could put the Pullman at a price more than twice that of the nearest competitor, the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Look for a debut of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman late in 2015 with consumer availability in early 2016.