From the mid 1960s to the early ’70s, the rich and famous would be chauffeured around in a Mercedes-Benz 600 that was available in large and extended-length Pullman versions. The Sleuth recently discovered that the 2015 S-Class sedan will form the basis for a revival of the Pullman brand that will measure about 21 feet (about 18 inches longer than an extended-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Phantom) and feature three rows of seats with the second-row facing the rear bench. Of course, a power-operated divider window between the driver and the rear seats is included. There’s no word yet on powerplant choices, but The Sneakster expects that the twin-turbo 621-horse V12 from the Mercedes S65 AMG will be available. Pullman buyers won’t get their hands on one until the 2016 model year. Prices will likely start at close to $400,000, and it will require about a cool $1 million for an up-armor edition.
How much will a stretched S-Class cost you? Well . . . that depends whether you want it armor plated.