The Mercedes Benz S Class has always been synonymous with the term luxury and opulence. Currently, the S Class has a whole range of variants, ranging from the S350d to the S600 Pullman Guard, giving the customer a lot of options to choose from. Now, the luxury car manufacturer has added another variant to the S Class, called the Connoisseur Edition.
What’s new it in?
The main change has been done to the equipment list on the car. For starters, you now get a feature called Night Vission Assist Plus. This helps to enhance driver visibility at night using infrared lamps to illuminate the road ahead. The camera is placed behind the windscreen which reads this illuminated area and displays it on the digital instrument cluster. It also uses a thermal imaging camera that is mounted on the front grille of the car which highlights pedestrians and animals on the display.
The car also gets an updated executive rear seat pack behind the front passenger seat. This comes with extended thigh support and a back rest recline of upto 43.5 degrees. In addition to this, it gets a cushion bag under the seat cushion which has been engineered to deploy in the event of a frontal crash. This prevents the occupant from sliding below the seatbelt when the seat has been reclined.
Also standard is the Air Balance package which gives the car a nice fragrance. Owners can choose between 6 different fragrances. This also comes with the filtering feature for the incoming and recirculating air.
The new variant will be available in both the S 350d and the S 400 petrol. While the diesel is priced at Rs 1.21 crores ex-showroom, the petrol is priced at Rs 1.32 crore ex-showroom Pune.
Power comes from the same two engines that were on offer on the normal S Class. The diesel one is the 3.0 liter V6 (350d) that makes 255 Bhp and 620 Nm where as the petrol one is also a 3.0 liter V6 that makes 329 Bhp and 480 Nm. Both are mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.