26 February 2015

Pullman will take large space at Geneva

One of the luxury cars which will be seen at the Geneva Motor Show next week is the S600 Pullman from Mercedes-Benz, which represents the spiritual successor to the famous 600 launched in 1963 to be the best luxury car in the world, writes Brian Byrne.

In essence, the Pullman will reflect the LWB variant, which accounted for 428 of the 2,677 units built. It became known as the favourite car of dictators, but other owners of 600s in one form or another included the Pope and celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, George Harrison, Karen Carpenter, Jay Kay, Aristotle Onassis, Jack Nicholson, Simon Spies, Ronnie Wood, Bob Jane, Frank Packer, Elvis Presley, Rowan Atkinson, Jay Leno and Jeremy Clarkson.

The new Pullman will be more than 20' long and is particularly designed to be chauffeur driven.