Mercedes to Showcase Pullman and C-Class PHEV in Geneva

The long-awaited new version of the Mercedes Pullman limo is to be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next month. In addition to it, a plug-in hybrid version of C-Class sedan is expected.

Judging from earlier patent photos and the information from the company, the new Pullman limousine will be even more luxurious than its predecessors. The vehicle based on the Mercedes S-Class, will have an extra row of seats due to an upgraded wheelbase (it will be a full metre longer). The driver sits in a partitioned cabin up front, and there are two facing rows of seats for the passengers. The armored version of the 21-feet long car might cost around $1 million. Rumor has it that Mercedes won’t build its Pullman limousine in-house and this duty will be left to Brabus. There are also talks that the new Pullman limo might not appear in the U.S.

The original Pullman 600 was launched in 1963. The luxurious vehicle is sometimes referred to as a "dictator ship" since in the past it was popular with autocrats (Josip Broz Tito, Idi Amin, Nicolae Ceaucescu).

Another Mercedes vehicle to debut in Geneva is the C-Class Plug-in Hybrid. C-Class sedan is known to be the first vehicle with a partially electric drivetrain.

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