[UPDATE: We've just contacted one of our sources and it is true, the new S-Class Pullman will be built by Brabus. In addition, our source reminded us about the spy shots of the S-Class Pullman that was caught near the Brabus workshops and now everything is clear, this is why the car was tested there!] - Last week we’ve told you that Mercedes-Benz will offer the new S-Class Pullman for a hefty $1 million. Today, we found out that the impressive vehicle will be built by the well-known tuner Brabus, specialized in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. According to Automobilwoche, the S-Class Pullman production will start in December 2015.
For those who don’t know, the new vehicle will have a length of 6400 mm, with 406 mm more than the long wheelbase version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The car will not only be longer but also more expensive than the Phantom, as the British sedan is offered for around $400,000.
According to inside sources, the new S-Class Pullman will offer four rear seats that will face each other and just like any other limo, it will separate the chauffeur compartment by a window.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz will also roll out the extra-long Maybach Edtiion of the current S-Class in November, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
People could easily identify a Mercedes-Benz when they see one, thanks to the classic face that has been the most prominent signature element among the brand’s vehicles. This is also very true with the new Mercedes S-Class.
Mercedes has been parading the effortless superiority of the new S-Class as underlined by its larger, more upright and three-dimensional radiator grille. There is no denying that the new S-Class has classic saloon proportions, as made possible by its long bonnet, domed roof line and slanting rear end. Mercedes made sure that the size and space of the new S-Class make this car look prestigious. Interestingly, the sporty coupe-style looks of the new S-Class was achieved mainly due to its powerful roof line.
The new S-Class still features the brand’s signature "Dropping Line" – a character line that descends discreetly from front to rear – providing structure to the sides while making the car seem to be moving even at a standstill. Lending the elongated body of the new S-Class a sense of dynamism is the convex-concave effect of the flanks, conveying enthusiasm and calm. Meanwhile, the sporty nature of the S-Class is further highlighted by the pronounced shoulder above the rear wheel.
The sides of the new S-Class are marked by overstated surfaces and lines that deliver a sense of thrill while flowing to the rear end. These surfaces and lines don’t just make the S-Class more elegant, but also provide a number of aerodynamic benefits.
Meanwhile, the horizontal lines flowing from the boot lid to the bumper help highlight the width of the new S-Class. The rear windscreen of the S-Class cuts into the C-pillars. Since the upper section of the glass is rounded, the S-Class is endowed with a coupe-like nature. The rear end of the S-Class is marked by newly styled tail lights encased by the body.