The New Mercedes Pullman, Luxobarge to End All Luxobarges

Bigger than a house. Literally.  

Exclusive. Expensive. Enormous. The original Mercedes Pullman, a stretched wheelbase version of the 600 sedan, was emperor-class shit. Only 428 examples were built between 1963 and 1981; as you’d expect, more than a few wound up in the hands of dictators. Idi Amin rolled one. So did Nicolae Ceaușescu. The Pullman was as absurd and large and absurdly large as anything of its era. And the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman will carry on that proud tradition.

The absurdly large part. Not the dictator part. Hopefully.

Just how big is the new Pullman? A full 41 inches longer than the base Maybach S-Class, for starters. Some 16 inches longer than the Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase, too. But comparing it to other cars can only lend so much perspective. Here, a quick scale guide to the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman’s generous measure.

 

Adam Lowe