Mercedes-Benz recently discontinued its Maybach brand, causing many hip-hoppers to weep into their jewel-encrusted pimp challises. Weep no more, our bling-drenched friends. Mercedes will have four versions of its new S-Class, including an extra-long wheel base model.
That’s right, the forthcoming S-Class will – as we expected – go after every luxury sedan from the $100,000 mark and up, including the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Which S-Class model has been charged with challenging the reigning king of luxury? None other than the hilariously named S-Class “Pullman.”
“We see a chance to extend our leadership at the top end of the luxury car market. We plan to extend the number of models, and a Pullman is included in those plans,” Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche said in an Autocar interview.
Aside from the new range-topping Pullman, Mercedes will have three-to-four other S-Class body styles, depending on how you look at it. There will be the standard S-Class, a long wheelbase, an extra-long, a coupe replacing the CL, and a convertible CL.
We’re extremely excited about the S-Class coupe and its convertible variant. The current CL, despite being virtually prehistoric at this point, is one of our favorite cars on the road. Mix in the unbridled power and panache of the CL with the new styling of the 2014 S-Class and you’ve got something very special indeed.
Although the new S-Class will go on sale this fall, the S-Class coupe won’t be unveiled until the Frankfurt auto show this September.