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2012-12-27 08:57

LENGTHY LUXURY Latest spy shots of the Mercedes S-Class reveal more of its elegant lines that will be lengthened by the auto-maker to make it more luxurious and spacious for the rich and famous.

STUTTGART, Germany - Mercedes is said to be preparing a stretched version of its next-generation S-Class limo for wealthy customers who want more rear legroom and usually let a chauffeur do the driving.

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The coming long-wheelbase model has been extended by as much as 150mm, according to Germany's Auto-Zeitung journal. It was photographed at a secret testing session in Scandinavia.

COMING IN 2013

The S-Class became Mercedes' top model after the Stuttgart automaker dropped the super-luxury Maybach which few people (among them the Swazi royal family) bought.

The standard S-Class will reach showrooms in Europe in the middle of 2013 with the stretched model arriving by year-end or early 2014.

The new S-Class will have a number of innovations, among them pot-hole identification which will adjust the suspension before impact. That should go down well with SA's wealthy... maybe even in Swaziland, too... 

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