The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman has been revealed, 50 years after the original S-Class-based stretch limousine first entered the German car maker’s line-up.
Making its premiere at the Geneva motor show prior to the start of deliveries in early 2016, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman is the second model in Mercedes-Benz’s new Maybach sub-brand, which insiders suggest will be expanded further with the addition of other new high-end models in the not too distant future.
As with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled at the Detroit motor show earlier this year, the S600 Pullman comes with the choice of either a twin-turbocharged 4.6-litre V8 engine or a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12.
The former provides the Mercedes-Maybach S500 Pullman with 449bhp and 516lb ft, while the latter delivers 522bhp and a stout 612lb ft. At 6499mm in length, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman is a generous 1046mm longer than the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
This has been made possible by a 1053mm lengthening of the wheelbase, which grows from an already generous 3365mm to a whopping 4418mm, in the process acquiring an additional side widow and providing the opulent German limousine with unparalleled levels of rear-seat leg room.
The new fifth-generation Pullman, conceived as an indirect replacement for the discontinued Maybach 62, offers a series of rear seating layouts, including a four seat vis-à-vis arrangement behind an electrically operated partition.
Alternatively, customers can choose a two-seat rear arrangement. Mercedes-Benz is yet to reveal pricing for the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman but suggests the S500 variant will start at around “half a million euros” (£373,000) when sales get under way.