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Mercedes Benz Revives Pullman Marque, Showcases $575k Mercedes Maybach-Pullman Limousine

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On: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 5:44PM | By: Carl Malek

Mercedes Benz Revives Pullman Marque, Showcases $575k Mercedes Maybach-Pullman Limousine

With the 50th anniversary of the legendary Mercedes Benz 600 now upon us, both Mercedes and its super-luxury sub-brand Maybach are celebrating the occasion by formally unveiling the limousine version of the S-Class sedan, which will be formally known as the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.

With a length of 21.3 feet as well as an equally lofty height of 5.2 feet, the Pullman is about three feet longer and 48 inches taller than the base (if you call it that) S-Class sedan. As expected from a vehicle of its dimensions, the Pullman boasts the roomiest backseat in its class, outshining its closest limousine competition while adding a whole new level of luxruy and oppulance to the package. The lavish equipment includes a supple leather headliner, door frames, and seat consoles, and twin executive seats with built-in recline, as well as a Burmester-branded audio system. The Pullman also boasts room for two additional occupants, thanks to a rear facing folding seat designed to accomodate an assistant or two. However, we suspect that the relatively cramped quarters that would result from this arrangment will compel buyers to not add that particular feature to their Pullman purchase.

Privacy is always a high commodity in a limousine, and the Pullman allows occupants to tune out chatty chauffers with an electronically controlled glass partion wall which can also be turned from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button. The Pullman will arrive with a figurative laundry list of optional goodies, but our favorite is the Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System which should please audiophiles (myself included).

Performance for the Pullman comes from Mercedes' familiar 6.0-liter biturbo V12 which is good for a healthy 523 horsepower and an equally stout 612 lb-ft of torque. While the Pullman's length and additional girth may blunt performance slightly, it should still be enough to allow the luxury-laden limo to move quite briskly, especially when it comes time to outrun the paparazzi.

This extreme expression of performance, luxury, and opulence will not come cheap with the Pullman featuring a base price of €500,00 (roughly $567,000). Armored variants will also be offered, but the company has not released official pricing for that particular package. However, considering how much it costs to currently equip armor plating to select automobiles, expect that figure to be well over one million dollars. Mercedes-Maybach plan to deliver the first Pullman models to customers in 2016, however, the exact launch date and delivery schedule for U.S.-bound Pullman's has not yet been released.


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