A new German saloon has been caught testing at the Nurburgring and its none other than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class extra-long wheelbase
which is believed to come out sometime next year.
This isn’t the Pullman version of the S-class but actually a whole new variant which will sit above the existing long wheelbase model
and below the Pullman edition.
The long wheelbase model available right now is 5246mm in length (which India gets as standard), this extra long wheelbase version is expected to be an 5450mm in length and will feature a 2+2 seating layout. As can be seen from the pics, this white prototype features a hidden quater glass window which isn’t included in the rear door.
As for the aforementioned Pullman edition, the model which replaces the legendary Maybach brand from Mercedes will be almost six meters long and will feature a 2+2+2 seating layout and is slated to be out by May 2014.
The W222 Mercedes S-class is slated for its Euro launch on the 20th of September 2013 and comes with many electronic driving and safety features which are step forward towards Autonomous Driving.
It also gets an Optional Magic Body Control system. This system consists a stereo camera mounted within the windscreen which scans the road ahead and automatically modifies suspension damping to multiple or individual wheels within a fraction of a seconds to maximize comfort and minimize the vertical movement of the car while going on a bump.
The extra long wheel base model however is unlikely to come to our shores. We will get the long-wheel base S class only.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Mercedes S class