Mercedes-Benz S-Class set for launch in India, price tag starts Rs 1.4 cr
Mon Dec 30 2013, 16:43 hrs
The next generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be launched on the 8th of January, 2014. Apparently, the company has pre-poned the launch, owing to the ever increasing demand for the vehicle.
The price tag of this luxury vehicle is being slated to be in the range of Rs. 1.4 crore to 1.8 crore (ex-showroom). The company is expected to introduce the S500 and also the S350 CDI variants in this new generation to carry its magnificent heirloom forward.
The S500 is said to be fitted with a powerful 4.7-litre twin turbo petrol mill, which is equipped with eight cylinders. This massive engine can generate a whopping 449bhp along with a pounding toque of 700Nm, which is quite impressive. The most thrilling part of this engine is that it can propel this luxury saloon from 0-100 Kmph in just about 5.7 seconds, which is quite fascinating.
The company has added this luxurious paradise with a chauffeur package, well cushioned massager seats covered with perforated leather, high resolution TFT screens measuring 31.2 cms with the advanced COMAND system and much more. This S500 will be brought into the country through the CBU route and the deliveries of this saloon are expected to commence from early February itself.
The surprise element of this launch is that there is a rumor going on about a special edition of this saloon being introduced as well. This will be made in limited numbers and is expected to come with some special comfort and safety features to entice the buyers. Besides, this S350 CDI variant will apparently come with a 3.0-litre engine, which can generate a maximum of 258bhp. This variant will be launched a little later, as it is supposedly going to be brought in en-route CKD and will be locally assembled at the company manufacturing unit.