Mercedes-Benz India have launched the latest version of their flagship luxury sedan, the S-Class, starting at a price tag of Rs 1.33 crores, ex-showroom India for the S350d. The S450 petrol S-Class is priced at Rs 1.37 crores and is superseded by the Mercedes-Maybachs.
The current generation of the S-Class, the W222, was launched in India in January 2014 and has been one of the most successful super-luxury sedans in the country. The 2018 Mercedes S-Class is a facelift of the W222 and sports a new front fascia including a wider grille, sportier front bumper and reworked headlamps. The LED signature has been changed from the single strip to triple strips and it also gets the latest generation of the intelligent Multibeam LED headlamps.
The subtle changes continue to the profile and to the rear of the car with reworked tail lamps, a new rear bumper and a new set of alloy-wheel designs. On the inside, the opulence of luxury continues with the wood-panelled dashboard sporting two large TFT screens – one for the infotainment system and the other one for the instrument cluster. It gets the latest COMAND system with the rotary-fob and the touch-panel along with steering mounted controls for operations.
The front seats are fully adjustable electrically with memory function and it gets four-zone climate control. The panoramic sunroof is also operated electrically. The cabin is wrapped in leathers and you can choose the colour from the offered palette along with the whole range of optional extras. Among the other new additions is a seven-coloured LED ambient light system, a high-quality Burmester music system, heated armrests as well as a specialised air balance package which filters the air in the cabin and sprays a special scent branded by Mercedes-Benz themselves. The heated and adjustable rear seats feature a Hot Stone Massage system. The car also features a Wi-Fi hotspot for internet access when on the move. The car also features an enhanced AIRMATIC suspension with Magic Body Control for a better ride.
Under the hood, Mercedes will debut its newly developed six-cylinder diesel engine which displaces 2.9 litres and generates 286bhp of power and a whopping 600Nm of torque and will come mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox in the S350d. The S450 is powered by the 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine developing 367bhp of power and 500Nm of torque and will also be mated a seven-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. The S-Class remains the global benchmark in safety as well, with the radar-based assists and a suite of driver aids that help you harness all the performance and luxury motoring uninhibited.