One of the most famous cricketing legends and captains of the India team – Saurav Ganguly is known for his fierce batting and captaincy decisions. The man, who is often referred as the “Prince of Kolkata” does not have a fancy car collection except for a convertible. Years after retiring, he brought a brand-new Mercedes-Benz GLS luxury SUV.
Mercedes-Benz dealership Benchmark Interkrafts shared pictures of Saurav Ganguly taking delivery of the new car. In fact, he only took the delivery of the keys and the car was later delivered to his house in Kolkata. The pictures show his wife – Dona Ganguly taking delivery of the Mercedes-Benz GLS officially.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d is the sole variant of this SUV offered in the Indian market. It is a luxurious seven-seater vehicle from the esteemed German automaker. With an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.29 crore, the GLS 400d is equipped with a diesel engine. Under the hood, you’ll find a robust 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine, delivering an impressive power output of 326 bhp and a torque of 700 Nm. It is paired with a smooth 9-speed automatic transmission, ensuring a seamless driving experience.
The GLS 400d stands as the top-tier diesel variant within the SUV lineup complemented by a 48V mild hybrid technology. Mated to a 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, this inline-six engine delivers an impressive maximum power output of 330 bhp, while generating a peak torque of 700 Nm.
Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is also offered in the opulent Maybach GLS 600 version. This variant takes luxury to new heights with its distinct exterior design and lavish custom interiors. Propelling the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is a formidable 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, combined with a 48V mild hybrid system. Paired with a 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, this engine produces an exceptional 550 bhp of maximum power and 730 Nm of maximum torque.
Saurav Ganguly owns a Mercedes-Benz
Sourav Ganguly, known as the Prince of Calcutta, served as the captain who instilled a sense of belief in the Indian cricket team, leading them to triumph in major tournaments in both test matches and ODIs. His aggressive batting style translated into his captaincy, enabling India to challenge Steve Waugh’s formidable team in 2001 and conquer new frontiers. Under Ganguly’s leadership, India also reached the finals of the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.
During his upbringing in Kolkata, Ganguly resided in an expansive ancestral home that boasted 48 rooms and housed his extended family. The grandeur of the family residence extended to a collection of 32 cars. However, in his current role as a commentator, Ganguly can often be seen driving either a Mercedes CLK or a Ford Endeavour. Fondly referred to as “Dada” by his fans, he is frequently spotted in his two preferred daily vehicles – a Honda City ZX and a C-Class convertible, as pictured above.