The new-generationMercedes S-Class will be making its world debut on May 15th, in Hamburg, Germany and it comes with lots of good news. Along with the sedan version, the new S-Class will also include new coupe and convertible version, but also a new limousine that will replace the old Maybach brand .
The new model - known as the S600 Pullman - was caught testing last week, and based on those spy shots, we have created a rendering that will help you get an idea on what to expect from the next model.
Spy shots revealed that the new S600 Pullman will be about 6 to 12 inches longer than the standard S-Class, thanks to the longer B-pillars and significantly longer rear doors. Under the hood, we expect the next S600 Pullman to get a twin-turbocharged V-12 engine that will deliver about 600 horsepower. Rumors suggest we will also see a hybrid version a few months after the gasoline model arrives on the market.
Expect the new Mercedes S600 Pullman to arrive a few months after the standard S-Class arrives on the market.
Updated 12/23/2013: The upcoming Mercedes S-Class Pullman was caught testing again, and we have the TopSpeed Exclusive spy shots after the jump.
Click past the jump to read more about the future Mercedes S-Class Pullman.
March, 15 2013: First Sighting
When we first saw the S600 Pullman, it was in this hacked-up condition, which looks like Mercedes said "Hm, let’s try this out and see how it works." Then engineers took a saw to the body and haphazardly welded a spacer in the middle. Yeah, it was that bad.
July, 19 2013: The S-Class Pullman Nearing Production
In the second spy shots, we saw a much cleaner looking S600 Pullman, as its body was smooth and ripple-free. This proved that the Pullman was indeed on the docket, as why else would Mercedes waste its time refining the prototype, if it had no production intentions.
December, 23 2013: Exclusive Spy Shots in Public
In these shots, we see the S600 Pullman on public roads in near-production garb, which can only mean that it is getting closer to making its world debut. The new S-Class Pullman replaces the old Maybach models, so we expect it to look just like an S-Class with a few extra inches added to its length. These exclusive spy shots show, the extended rear-quarter window is but off in an attempt to hide that this is the Pullman model.
On the side there is a modified C-Pillar and an extended rear door for easy access.
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