The Mercedes Benz S-Class is an epitome of luxury. What happens when it is stretched, given a luxurious interior detailing and armored to withstand military grade small arms and grenades? The Mercedes gets the name of a Pullman and proudly transports Mrs Pratibha Patil, the Indian President, serving as the official state car. Billed to cost over INR 6 Crores, the Indian president has got a brand new ride after nearly a decade of making have to do with the aging Mercedes Benz S-Class limousine which was originally commissioned for and used by her predecessor, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
In true limousine style, a partition will separate the president’s portion of the limousine with that of the driver’s cabin of the car. Also, the longer wheelbase of the Pullman limousine has ensured that seats facing each other are a possible layout in the car, which will make face to face in-car meetings possible. Powering the Mercedes Benz Pullman S600L limousine is a twin turbo 5.5 Liter petrol engine producing 515 Bhp of peak power.