At the 2018 Auto Expo which was held in the nation capital, Mercedes vowed us with its fleet of cars which includes concept cars, sports cars and some future technology. Well the event is done and dusted, but Mercedes-Benz isn't stopping from vowing its fans and customers.
The German luxury car manufacturer has launched the S-Class at a starting price of Rs 1.33 crore (ex-showroom, India). Thus being the new flagship luxury sedan to roll out from Mercedes stable. While the S450 is priced at Rs 1.37 crore below the Mercedes-Maybachs.
The 2018 Mercedes S-Class is the facelift of the W222 which was launched in India back in the year 2014. The front fascia boosts of a wide grille, reworked headlight unit and sporty bumper. While there is more to the headlight unit, it now gets a LED triple strips and it also gets a new generation Multibeam LED headlamps. Moving to the rear, the new S-Class gets reworked tail light unit, new design rear bumper and it now runs on a new design alloy wheel.
Lets step into the new S-Class have a look at what Mercedes has to offer in it. This luxury sedan now comes equipped with a large TFT screens one being the touchscreen infotainment system and other being the instrument cluster and it is surrounded with a wood-panelled dashboard setup. In addition to this, Mercedes also offers four-zone climate control, electric panoramic sunroof and a seven-coloured LED ambient light system. This luxury sedan also boosts of a heated armrests, heated rear seats and it also gets Hot stone Massage system. Surfing the net even gets better with the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. For improved ride quality the new S-Class now gets enhanced AIRMATIC suspension with Magic Body Control.
Under the long hood of the S-Class is 2.9 litre six cylinder diesel engine. This mill is coupled with a seven speed automatic gearbox and churns out 286bhp of power and 600 Nm of torque. On the other hand the S450 is powered with a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that is coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission. This mill develops 367 bhp of power and 500Nm of torque which powers the rear wheels/
With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class it directly competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 series and the Jaguar XJ L in the Indian market. Do let us know what you feel about the new S-Class in the comments section below.