With the prestigious Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard luxury limousine with integrated highest protection to level VR6/VR7, the world's oldest automaker is continuing a unique tradition of large, armoured prestige limousines. It was 80 years ago that Mercedes-Benz became the very first car brand to develop and manufacture Pullman limousines with special protection features.
Like the famously luxurious and spacious open-plan Pullman railway coaches after which it is named, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard treats its occupants to a travelling environment characterised by generous accommodation and the highest comfort. The vehicle owes its remarkably spacious interior to its 4315â€‘millimetre wheelbase, which is 115 centimetres longer than that of the long version of the special-protection S-Class. Indeed, with an overall length of 6356 millimetres, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard is a vehicle of truly majestic proportions which offers its passengers not only a maximum of comfort, but also a superbly appointed setting for discreet meetings, equipped, of course, with all the key communications and entertainment systems. This ensures that the occupants remain fully in touch while enjoying the luxury and comfort of their own, special environment.
With exotic wood trim and high-grade leather, the interior of the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard shows stylish elegance and perfect finish in every detail. The standard individual rear seats in a V12 design ensure outstanding seating comfort. They are equipped with massage, multicontour and ventilation functions. Another example of the luxurious appointments is the thermostat-controlled refrigerated compartment in the console between the rear seats, which is included as standard.
The technical basis for the Pullman limousine is the S600 Guard, the flagship Mercedes-Benz Guard model. It is powered by a silky-smooth twelve-cylinder biturbo engine with a cubic capacity of 5513 cc. Output is 380 kW (517 hp), with an impressive 830 Nm of torque. The suspension and basic vehicle structure have been modified, as it would be impossible to guarantee the long-term overall stability of the vehicle with its extra-long wheelbase if the lengthening process consisted of simply inserting an additional body section. The modifications also provide a solid foundation for the integration of the heavy special-protection elements. Furthermore, the state limousine is equipped with a higher rear roof for easier access and greater headroom. Four passengers can be accommodated in the rear compartment behind the partition - in comfortable seats whose face-to-face arrangement recalls the great Pullman tradition.