A empresa britânica Binz, especializada em construção de limousines, revelou uma limo baseada no novo Classe S, que vai estar disponível para encomenda juntamente com o modelo Classe E da empresa.
O Classe S tem uma configuração de seis portas, com três fileiras de bancos. A presença de três portas de cada lado é meio estranha, mas até que boa em se tratando de conforto para entrar e sair.
A limo vem com ar condicionado “middle eastern specification”, que deve gelar muuuuuuito, e também pode vir com telas montadas nos encostos de cabeça. O motor é o normal da S320, CRD V6, com o S350 V6 gasolina como opcional.
Binz Offers S-Class Luxury Limousine
Leading limousine manufacturer Binz, famed for its extended chassis E-Class limousines, is stepping up a grade with an all new S-Class limousine concept vehicle. The S-Class Mercedes-Benz based Binz is designed to continue that tradition of excellence established since 1936 when Michael Binz first started coachbuilding with Mercedes-Benz sourced chassis units.
Production of the E- Class Binz continues but it is proposed that this will be complimented by the much larger and more sophisticated Binz S-Class, which will initially be available to special order only.
The 6-door S-Class is a real ministerial car that will make an impact wherever it goes. It will have a presence which dominates the road and makes a positive statement about its occupants. With this vehicle, Binz will be bringing European style and class back into a sector that has of late become devalued by pressure from ostentatious over-stretched pseudo-limousines.
Binz’s flawless extension of the chassis – designed with access to full Mercedes- Benz S-Class design and test data – will be complemented by sculpted central doors with electric windows. Inside, passengers will relax on leather seating, and keep their cool thanks to the car’s middle-eastern specification air conditioning. Available options include in-car entertainment from video screens set into the rear of each headrest, and privacy blinds. Power will be courtesy of the S320 V6 common-rail turbo-diesel, with the S350 petrol 24 valve V6 optional.
As always with a Binz the extended chassis S-Class will have a fully functioning engine management system controlling the brakes, steering and suspension, fine tuned to suit not only the extended length of the vehicle but the additional gross weight with a full passenger occupancy.
Binz UK CEO Peter Smith explains, “With the latest incarnation of the S-Class, Mercedes-Benz have raised the bar yet again as regards standards of passenger safety, and ride comfort. To retain full Mercedes-Benz engineering approvals for our extended chassis limousine version, means precise recalibration of interrelated on-board electronics controlling adaptive intelligent ride air suspension, vehicle stability control and now the Pre-Safe occupant restraint facility.”
The Binz S-Class is a Limousine that makes no pretensions – it quite simply doesn’t have to, it is the real thing. The S-Class oozes confidence; it has a street presence without having an ungainly stretch or a lurid paint scheme, or an overdose of chrome plated plastic. This is truly travelling first class, in a first class vehicle with first class workmanship.
Binz supply the only NCAP crash tested Mercedes-Benz E-Class extended limousines to UK hospitality, diplomatic and funeral service users. Its 6 seat passenger vehicle range is complemented by an E-Class hearse designed specifically for this country, and which has also fulfilled the crash test criteria.
All Binz vehicles hold full European Whole Vehicle Type Approval, and retain the base E-Class advanced on-board safety aids such as Acceleration Skid Control, Electronic Stability Control and ABS braking. These dynamic handling systems have been recalibrated by Binz in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz to take into account the increases in wheelbases and rated gross vehicle weights.
Privileged access to key E-Class design and test data like this, and wide use of Original Equipment Manufacture – OEM – components such as heavy-duty axles and brakes, has led Mercedes-Benz (DaimlerChrysler United Kingdom Ltd). to accept Binz vehicles for full warranty and service support through its UK service organisation.
Since release of the current E-220, E270 CDi diesel and E-350 based petrol model range in 2004, Binz has delivered over 200 vehicles to UK operators. Prices for the 6-door extended E-220 limousine to Elegance specification start at £81,671.54 inclusive of VAT and 2 year warranty (£69,50769 exclusive).
Binz extended E-Class limousines and hearses are manufactured for Binz UK Ltd. by Binz GmbH, of Lorch, Germany. Binz UK Ltd. is an independently-owned coachbuilder and vehicle designer, based in Reading, Berkshire.