Made-in-India Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched at Rs 1.57 crore
The locally assembled Mercedes-Benz S-Class is now priced at Rs 60 lakh lower than the previously available CBU variant. The only major change is that the S400d will now be replaced with the locally made S350d.
With the first allotment of 50 fully imported units sold out even before launch, it's safe to say demand for the new-gen W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is significant. Mercedes-Benz India has unsurprisingly decided to switch to local assembly to pass on the cost benefits, with the CKD versions of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class now priced at Rs 1.57 crore to 1.62 crore, ex-showroom. This represents a reduction in the price of Rs 60 lakh versus the CBU variants, which were priced between Rs 2.17-2.19 crore, before options.
The S-Class will be available in 6-cylinder petrol and diesel variants, namely the S450 and S350d. The 3-litre six-cylinder petrol engine in the S450 will continue to churn out 372PS and 500 Nm of torque and it does 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. The new S350d will now produce 290Ps and 600 Nm of torque.
A 9-speed automatic gearbox is paired to both motors. Both cars have a claimed top speed of 250kmph. The S350d is strictly available in a two-wheel-drive configuration and both variants don't get rear-wheel steering.
The S350d's wheel size is also down to 19-inch from the 20-inch on the S400d.
The locally produced Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes equipped with an all-new design over its predecessor, all LED lighting, seamless automatic door handles, three leather upholstery options, ambient lighting, a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with OTA updates, the latest NTG7 MBUX connectivity, Mercedes Me connect, a fully digital instrument console, front seat kinetics and lumbar support, a 710 watt, 15 speakers, Burmester-sourced 3D surround sound music system, rear seats with reclining massage seats and chauffeur package, MBUX rear tablet and MBUX rear-seat entertainment system.
The S-class also comes with a host of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Designo Diamond White Bright, Nautic Blue, Graphite Grey, Onyx Black, and High Tech Silver are among the five colour options available to customers.
Starts Rs 1.57 Crore
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