It's not a secret anymore that Daimler will kill the Maybach brand, as this was officially announced last week. As you may know already, the slow-selling Maybach 62 will be replaced by the S 600 Pullman, an upgraded version of the S-Class (W222), which will have a total length of 6.50 meters.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman will take on cars such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Bentley Mulsanne.
If you though that the S 600 Pullman will be an extended version of the S-Class you are wrong, as the German magazine Autobild says that this vehicle will differ from the standard S-Class models.
Apparently, the new model will have new front and rear ends, just like the models from the 60s. The interior promises to be even more exclusive and very big as the S 600 Pullman will feature rear facing seats as well as new materials.
Under the hood, the new S 600 Pullman will get an impressive AMG V12 engine capable to deliver 650 hp. The standard S-Class will also get a hybrid version, which will feature a diesel engine delivering around 200 hp but also a 109 hp electric motor. Still, don’t expect to see a hybrid version of the S 600 Pullman.
Aptly named after the luxurious and Pullman railway coaches, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard offers a spacious and very comfortable cabin. This is partly thanks to the fact that the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard sits on a 4,315mm wheelbase, which is around 115 cm longer than the extended variant of the special-protection Mercedes S-Class.
This allowed the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard to boast of an overall length of 6,356 mm, allowing the car to offer optimal comfort while being loaded with an array of vital communications and entertainment systems. With these systems in place, occupants could remain in contact with the outside world while fully enjoying the comfort and luxury of this special environment.
The cabin of the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard exudes stylish elegance as well as remarkable finish, thanks to the use of exotic wood trim and high-grade leather. Providing the utmost comfort for the passengers are standard individual rear seats in a V12 design, all featuring massage, ventilation and multi-contour functions.
New Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard also features as standard a thermostat-controlled refrigerated compartment in the console between the rear seats. As it is, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard is technically derived from the flagship S600 Guard that is powered by a 5513cc 12-cylinder biturbo engine providing up to 380 kW (517 hp) of max output and up to 830 Nm of peak torque.
To ensure the long-term overall stability of the limousine, Mercedes modified the suspension and basic vehicle structure of the S600 Guard, instead of just inserting an extra body section.
These modifications also help provide a solid foundation for integrating heavy special-protection elements. To allow for easier access and greater headroom, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard is provided with a higher rear roof. The seats in the rear compartment just behind the partition feature a face-to-face layout, in line with Pullman tradition.