ARES Atelier has come up with the “Mercedes-Benz S-Class XXL” which they describe as being the “epitome of representative automobiles.” As we know, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman will likely be introduced in March at the Geneva Motor Show, but ARES Atelier has already created a similar version by stretching the chassis of the regular S-Class and installing a carbon fiber body kit. Aside from a reinforced chassis structure, the S-Class XXL has also received a series of other upgrades such as 6mm thick tempered side glass, beefier brakes, revised gearbox and 21-inch wheels.
Compared to the outside, ARES Atelier has worked more on the inside and this can be ascertained from the fact that the limo gets “vis-à-vis first class rear seats”, Nappa leather upholstery, consoles with cooling boxes & glasses storage. Also included is a 17-inch foldable HD screen on the ceiling, electric curtains, iPads, WLAN with external antenna and an upgraded sound system. The wealthy VIP’s can also order an armored version at an additional cost which can even include a bomb detector.
ARES Atelier has been coy on the powertrain of this limo but mention that it can be upgraded to more than 600 HP (441 kW), hence we can safely assume it to be the V12 6.0-liter twin-turbo which churns out 530 HP (390 kW) in the S600. With the power package installed, the S-Class XXL will sprint from 0 to62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds before topping out at 155 mph (250 km/h), which are pretty decent figures for a limo.
So what do you think of this customized Merc limo ? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.