Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Automakers go to great lengths to keep their designs secret, but more often than not they leak out somehow. One way in which design sketches of upcoming automobiles find their way from the studio out into the public realm has been the patent office of the European Union. The latest to leak out from the bureau is a stretched limousine version of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In this case, it wasn't just one sketch that leaked out, but several, detailing a range of factory-available modification possibilities for the mid-size luxury sedan, starting with a slight increase and extending all the way up to a full extra set of doors like those found on funeral home limos. Likely to be called the E-Class Pullman, the stretched Mercedes is likely to benefit from all manner of luxury equipment to transport its occupants in opulent comfort to rival even its corporate cousins from Maybach. Follow the link to Autoblog to view more of the patent sketches, and stay tuned for more information as Mercedes prepares the new E-Class Pullman for market debut.