Mercedes S Class Pullman confirmed for a 2015 launch - Report

16/01/2015 - 21:43 | ,   | Paranjay Dutt

To be based on the S600.

Mercedes Benz's S Class range which currently includes the more opulent Maybach versions will soon get a new model. The range topping Pullman limousine is confirmed for a launch in the first half of 2015, and will be sold under the Mercedes Maybach brand name, mentions Autocar.

Mercedes S Class Pullman IAB rendering
The Mercedes Maybach Pullman is confirmed for a launch in the first half of 2015. Pictured here is IAB's rendering of the car.

The report continues that three wheelbase lengths have been chosen for the Pullman, with capacity of seating up to six. The overall length of the car is expected to be 6.4 meters, and a 4-door configuration looks more likely, as reported earlier.

Powering the car could be the same 6-litre V12 engine from the S600, which makes 530 hp and 830 Nm of torque. And, there won't be any AMG options, as Mercedes previously emphasized that the two brands, Maybach and AMG, should be kept separate.

The Pullman is expected to cost somewhere in the region of INR 2.25 crore, and its launch is likely to happen at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show in April or, as previously speculated, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Mercedes-Maybach S600 front three quarter at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
The Pullman would be powered by the same 6.0L V12 engine as the S600.

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There will also be an armoured version of the Pullman, weighing 5.3 tonnes, and with a price tag of Rs 6.1 crore, it will be the most expensive S Class ever made.

[Source - Autocar]

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