Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman will rival the Rolls-Royce Phantom image

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman will rival the mighty Rolls-Royce Phantom, once it will hit the market next year.

The announcement has been made by the company’s CEO, Dieter Zetsche, in an interview with Autocar. According to the Daimler boss, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman will be aimed at the Rolls-Royce Phantom, which has been left alone in the top end of luxury cars after the Maybach brand has been killed recently. The only real competitor that the Phantom has is the Bentley Mulsanne but some might say that this is more suitable to the smaller Ghost.

“We will continue in the market segment above €200,000 (£170,000). It is important that Mercedes-Benz is represented. We have tradition at this level. 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”, as Friedrich Zietsche told Autocar.

As a quick reminder, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman will be the fifth body style of the new S-Class generation, after the standard four-door, the long wheelbase, the coupe and the cabrio. The model will have a longer wheelbase than the one of the standard S-Class and it will even be longer than the LWB variant. The model will be almost 6 meters long. Additional details on the S-Class Pullman are limited for the moment.