Mercedes Benz seems to pride themselves on luxury, craft and an element of surprise: and with two of their most recently debuted vehicles, they will receive plenty of praise and recognition. From the 2016 Maybach S-Class Pullman (Armored), and their new Mercedes Benz-Style Arrow 460 Yacht, see what exotic, million-dollar vehicles this German company has been cooking up.
While many have said the price of our first vehicle is astronomical, this bad boy will be sought after and purchased by a select few. Enter the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman. This limousine was historically used by and created for heads-of-states, royalty and the celebrity type. In the past, Bloomberg.com says the vehicle had even been used by Elvis Presley, Co-Co Chanel and Elizabeth Taylor.
In order to protect its most valuably contained dignitaries, the Pullman has been engineered to be bulletproof, claims Mercedes-Benz online. These armored limousines can handle bullets coming even from an assault weapon. The site confidently lists that this is a “…special protection vehicle”, and it provides “…comprehensive ballistic protection”. But let’s not forget that the Mercedes standard of design excellence still remains. By demonstrating what lavish exclusivity should look like, the Maybach S-Class Pullman exceeds the definition of luxury. Featuring beautiful quilt-stitched leather, pillows for comfort, multiple television screens, optimal leg room and heightened ceilings, the taste of the most prominent members of society will be well accommodated. The site also mentions that the model’s reclining seats come with leg support. The Pullman comfortably seats four passengers, facing each other. And while that last feature may lend to some awkward conversations, let’s not forget to mention this vehicle’s $1 million dollar asking price.
Proceed to next page to see the new Mercedes-Benz Style Yacht.
I guess when you are at the top of luxury crafting, it can be easy to transition from designing one luxury object to designing another: Mercedes-Benz sure makes it look so with their new Mercedes-Benz Style Yacht. While this company may be known for its excellence on land, this same excellence will now be exemplified on sea with the Arrow 460. By teaming up with Silver Arrows Marine, the company has manifested a yacht praised for its nautical ingenuity and brilliance in creativity. The Silver Arrows Marine webpage runs through a beautifully done timeline of the beginning of their agreement with Mercedes in 2012, design approvals in 2013 and, finally, a world premiere of the Yacht in 2016. This Gran Turismo yacht features a nubuck leather interior, is 14 meters long and hits up to 32 knots of speed. See why Mercedes-Benz calls this beauty “pure emotion” by purchasing it for 1.7 million.