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The Mercedes-Benz S-class line-up is set to expand over the next two years
Mark Tisshaw
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8 August 2012

The Mercedes-Benz S-class line-up is set to expand to include five variants in the next two years. These are the latest spy images of Merc's prototype version of the Mercedes S-class, that has recently been spied testing ahead of its launch next year.

Compared with its predecessor and revealed in these spy images, the new car features LED integrated headlamps and a slightly wider chrome front grille. 

The standard saloon will be followed by a long-wheelbase variant, as well as two super-luxury Pullman versions, stretching to six metres or more in length, to fill the void left by the soon-to-be-axed Maybach range.

There will be a new S-class coupé to replace the CL and an S-class cabriolet, which was first hinted at by the Ocean Drive concept at the Detroit motor show in 2006. Both are likely to appear in 2014.

Unlike the four-door concept, though, the production S-class cabrio will feature a two-door body, together with a large fabric hood.

Others newcomers to Mercedes’ large car segment include the new SL, on sale in the UK from April this year, and facelifted versions of the SLS coupé and roadster in 2015. An electric-powered E-cell version of the SLS is also slated for a market launch next year.

Among the so-called full-size models promised is a heavily upgraded version of today’s E-class. It’s in line to receive a major facelift, with all body panels save for its doors and roof set for a restyle next year. Also planned is a new range of engines, including a new base turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol.

Alongside the E-class saloon, estate, coupé and cabriolet due for inclusion within Mercedes’ mid-range by 2015 will be a facelifted version of the CLS due out in 2014 and a new CLS Shooting Brake that is planned to get an airing later this year.


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22 February 2012

And presumably most of them heading for China....

22 February 2012

[quote Londonist]And presumably most of them heading for China....[/quote]

I would guess China was probably the main reason why the Maybach brand was dropped and the Pullman designation bought back.

The Pullman name is far more famous (infamous, considering that cars various owners?!?!) and will certainly have been heard of in China, something that is invaluable in marketing terms.

22 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]The Pullman name is far more famous (infamous, considering that cars various owners?!?!) and will certainly have been heard of in China, something that is invaluable in marketing terms.[/quote]

Found it! China's connection to the Pullman - Former Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi and Deng Xiaoping, wife of the first Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai both had one.

22 February 2012

I assume they each had one as I can't see those two sharing.

25 June 2012

I can't wait for the Pullman. Not that I'll be able to afford one...

26 June 2012

Surely with the demise of Maybach Jaguar could turn up to the super luxury market with an exclusive Daimler range?  I'd hazard a guess that the Daimler brand has more brand recognition than Maybach ever did.  And with Jaguar being ever sportier with each generation a comfort-orientated Daimler brand would be ideal.

8 August 2012

Maybach looked like a bloated previous generation S class, so a good idea to just have a big S class.

26 December 2012

I love this sport car.

1 April 2013

Last November 29 on L.A. auto show the FOUR, yes! four clean diesel was introduced, the Q5, A7, A8, and A6. According to some environmental essay writing the carbon dioxide emission is 30 percent lower and it will have 240 horsepower with 406 lb. ft of torque.

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