Mercedes-Benz India will launch their S-class luxury sedan with two new engine variants, the S300 L and S500 CGI.
The upcoming S 300 L will be the entry-level variant when launched and is expected to be priced at Rs. 70 lakh. Current variants of the S-Class; the S 350 CDI, S 350 long and S 500 long are priced in the range of Rs. 82 – 97 lakh. Also read: Mercedes Benz SL 350 and GL 500 India launch on May 3rd
New S 300 L
For the upcoming S 300 L, Mercedes-Benz is developing a 2,996 cc, V6 engine that will develop 228 bhp of maximum power.
S 350 L with powerful engine
Currently, the entry-level S Class, the S 350 L, is powered by a 3,498 cc V6 engine that produces 272 hp of maximum power. But in the coming months, Mercedes Benz will replace this engine with the company’s latest direct-injection V6 engine that produces 302 hp of maximum power.
S 500 CGI with 429 hp V8 engine
The petrol line-up will be topped by the S 500 CGI variant which will be powered by a 4,663 cc, V8 engine that produces 429 hp of maximum power. The S 500 CGI will be the most powerful luxury sedan in its segment as its closest competitors, Audi A8 L and the BMW 7-series are powered by a 4.2 litre V8 engine that produces 372 hp of maximum power and a 4,395 cc V8 that produces 394 hp of maximum power respectively.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class – a quick look
Mercedes Benz S- Class has a large, arrow-shaped radiator grille with four, prominent horizontal lines bisected by a thin vertical line. Like in the classic Mercedes-Benz models, the Benz logo is positioned upright at the front edge of the long hood. The bi-xenon headlights are bordered by array of LED lights for day time lighting. Also read: Benz to hike prices of models from May 1st
The rear tail lamp cluster has 52 LEDs arranged in an attractive pattern. The S-Class measures 3,165 mm in length, 1,871 mm in width and 1,479 mm in height. The wheelbase is 3,035 mm for the standard version and 3,165 mm for the long-wheelbase version. In India, the S 350 CDI is offered as the standard version while the S 500 and S 350 are offered as long-wheelbase versions.
The interiors of the S-Class are made of materials that serve two purposes: aesthetic appeal and utility. The seats are made of passion leather that offers a natural leather-like visual appearance, soft touch and feel. Buyers can opt for an optional ambient lighting with three color schemes, ‘Solar’ (amber-colored), ‘neutral’(white) and ‘polar’(ice-blue) for a soothing night drive. The ambient lighting package consists of a band of light fed by LEDs that extends along the wood trim strips of the four doors and instrument panel.
In the last financial year, Mercedes-Benz sold 1, 131 units of S Class while BMW sold 556 units of 7 Series and Audi sold 78 units of A8. With the launch of two new engine variants, the S 300 L and the S 500 CGI, Mercedes-Benz hopes to increase the sales of S-Class by 40%.
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