Mercedes has taken the wraps off the Maybach Pullman, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Designed to be the “ultimate in exclusivity and luxury,” the Pullman is a chauffeur-driven limousine mainly aimed at the top politicos and rulers (the Indian president rides in a Mercedes Pullman). It measures a whopping 1053 mm more in length than the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The model is also 100mm taller than the S-Class and features a 4418mm long wheelbase which gives rear seat passengers class leading legroom.
Quite apart from providing stately and stylish seating for high-ranking passengers in the comfort and spaciousness for which it is famed, the new Mercedes-Maybach Pullman is of course the embodiment of exclusivity at its highest level,” commented Ola Källenius, Member of the Daimler AG Management Board responsible for sales and marketing of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “One can sense the significance and greatness of it in every detail.”
On the inside, the Maybach Pullman features a rear passenger compartment which has two executive seats that recline up to 43.5 degrees and have a powered footrest. The owner and VIP guests are seated in the direction of travel on two executive seats which are part of the standard specification; other passengers can sit on the fold-down seats facing backwards. If specifically requested, the Pullman can also be delivered in an exclusive version without the additional seats. Also there are two fold-down rear seats and an electrically-operated partition window that can go from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button.
The Pullman boasts of premium leather upholstery, wood trim and rear privacy curtains. Also adding to the equipment list is a full-length center console, a Burmester 3D surround sound system and a rear entertainment system with an 18.5-inch display. Last but not least, the roof-mounted instruments make a return so rear seat passengers can easily see the time, outside temperature and the car’s speed.
Powering a limo of this size is a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 mill that dishes out 530 hp and 830 Nm of torque. The first deliveries are scheduled to happen in 2016.