Heads of State, dictators, kingpins, and mafioso, Mercedes has given you the greatest gift of all. Twenty-one-and-a-half feet of hyper-extended Maybach excess packed so full of luxurious decadence it should have a dedicated harem compartment next to the nose candy dispenser. This is Pullman.


Seriously, 21.5-feet. That's a foot and a half longer than the extended wheelbase Rolls-Royce Phantom, which comes courtesy of a 1,053 mm stretch in the middle. There's also an extra 60 mm of headroom so you won't have to take off your top hat when leaving the latest Eyes Wide Shut sexpedition.

While you're back there unwinding, you can recline up to 43.5 degrees in the executive seats. There's enough legroom to wear stilts, an 18.5-inch monitor, Burmeister 3D surround sound, three analog gauges mounted on the roof to keep tabs on Jeeves, and the leather even extends around the door frames and sills, and harvested from virgin cows. We might've made that last one up.

If you're forced to bring along your handlers, two seats fold forward behind the driving compartment, and the partition separating chauffeur from his master can go from transparent to opaque at the flick of a switch.


Mercedes is offering two engines on the Pullman: a 4.6-liter turbo'd V8 or a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo. The latter puts out 530 HP and 612 lb-ft of torque in S600 guise, and we're not even bothering to talk about the V8 because who the hell is going to buy a Pullman and skimp on the engine?

The first deliveries are set to begin next year after the Pullman debuts in Geneva. Mercedes is pricing it at "around half a million euros", and that's only for the unarmored models.

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