MERC'S SUPER S-CLASS: Spy photographers have spotted an armoured version of Merc's S-Class Pullmann. Image: Automedia
Nope, this is not Mick Jagger’s LSD-inspired super-luxury staff car! It is, in fact, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman which has been spied for the first time and as, apparently, an armoured variant.
The vehicle was spotted near the manufacturer’s headquarters in Germany and apparently was the V12 S600 version.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullmann
Ii's said to be 6.4m long and the armoured version (pictured in gallery) will tip the scales at 5300kg.
MADE FOR BATTLE
Mercedes-Benz says the car will be able to withstand continuous fire, hand grenades and explosions thanks to its armoured steel body panels as well as the other changes normally found in such niche vehicles.
The super-long S-Class Pullman will probably have a 2+2+2 seating layout and will reportedly carry a starting price equivalent to R12.7-million.
The automaker says the car should be launched sometime in 2015, taking into account the extra-long wheelbase Maybach is expected to show in November at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show - one one stretched by 20cm compared to the current long-wheelbase S-Class.